Dr. Ronald S Polidan
Chief Scientist at Polidan Science Systems & Technologies LLC
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
Space Telescopes , Space Missions , Technology Development
Profile Summary

Dr. Ronald S. Polidan is an astrophysicist with an extensive background in technology development and space missions. His career spans over 35 years and includes in positions within academia (12 years), at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (14 years), and at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (12 years). Since 1998 his work has been mostly in technology and space mission concept development. His past positions include serving as the Chief Technologist for GSFC and the Chief Architect for Civil Systems at Northrop Grumman. He retired from Northrop Grumman in 2016 and now runs a small science and technology consulting company based in Oregon.
Publications (24)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 5, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10398, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII
KEYWORDS: Space telescopes, Telescopes, Mirrors, Image segmentation, Space observatories, Polarization, Image resolution, Exoplanets, Large telescopes, Segmented mirrors

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 5, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10398, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII
KEYWORDS: Space telescopes, Telescopes, Observatories, Astrophysics, Astronomy

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 5, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10398, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII
KEYWORDS: Space telescopes, Space operations, Satellites, Space observatories

SPIE Journal Paper | October 27, 2016
JATIS Vol. 2 Issue 04
KEYWORDS: Space telescopes, Space observatories, Astrophysics, James Webb Space Telescope, Astronomy, Exoplanets, Observatories, Galactic astronomy, Planetary systems, Hubble Space Telescope

SPIE Journal Paper | August 17, 2016
JATIS Vol. 2 Issue 04
KEYWORDS: Space telescopes, Telescopes, Mirrors, Observatories, Point spread functions, Phase modulation, Space observatories, Coronagraphy, Astronomical telescopes, Aerospace engineering

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 22, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9602, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VII
KEYWORDS: Space telescopes, Telescopes, Mirrors, Observatories, Space operations, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Polarization, Aerospace engineering, Point spread functions

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Conference Committee Involvement (7)
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
10 June 2018 | Austin, Texas, United States
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII
6 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave Posters
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IV
3 August 2009 | San Diego, California, United States
Showing 5 of 7 published special sections
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