Russell Lombardo
Systems Engineer - Retired
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Electro Optics , Electro-Optical Systems Engineering , Infrared Sensors , Optics, Sensor, and Atmospheric Modeling , EO Test Equipment , Lasers, DEW, LRFs, & Designators
Profile Summary

Mr. Lombardo has over 30 years of experience in laser, infrared, electro-optical sensor and
systems analysis and engineering as well as product development and proposal/design review
preparation. He has operated his company, Lombardo Technical Services based in Santa
Barbara, CA, since 2002. He most recently led R&D efforts for a Fortune 500 company in the
field of advanced thermal imaging. Previously, he was the project manager for several advanced
EO testing technology projects including the avalanche photodiode array test station and as the
systems and design engineer for passive millimeter-wave imaging development and testing.
Fluent with Zemax®, MathCAD, MATLAB, NV-IPM, NVThermIP, PCModWin, PCLnWin, SSCamIP,

Russell was the engineering manager at an infrared technology company and worked for Hughes
Aircraft Company for 16 years as an electro-optical systems engineer, scientist, and manager
associated with directed energy laser countermeasure programs, infrared detector systems
analysis, and atmospheric/system performance modeling. Mr. Lombardo was also employed as a
laser engineer with experience in design, testing, and applications of solid state and gas lasers for
military, scientific, and industrial use.

Publications (1)

Proceedings Article | 20 May 2005 Paper
Michael Jack, Eli Gordon, Glenn Graham, Harold Fetterman, Ilya Dunayevskiy, Russell Lombardo
Proceedings Volume 5778, (2005)
KEYWORDS: Extremely high frequency, Terahertz radiation, Imaging systems, Homeland security, Sensors, Fiber optic gyroscopes, Staring arrays, Weapons, Biological detection systems, Visibility through fog

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