Dr. Sarma N. Gullapalli
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Electro-Optics , Systems Engineering , Space Telescopes , Quantum Mechanics , Control Systems , Electrical Engineering
Profile Summary

During working career spanning four decades from 1970 to 2011, contributed to numerous advanced electro-opto-mechanical systems including interferometric Fine Guidance Sensor of Hubble Space Telescope, Metrology for cylindrical mirrors of Chandra X-ray telescope, Prototype cryogenic chopping secondary mirror for Space Infrared Telescope, Solid state Star Trackers, Adaptive optics for atmospheric correction of ground based large telescopes, Deformable mirrors, Wavefront sensors, Wavefront correction, Extensive modeling and simulation, Systems Engineering performance analysis, Error budgets, Focal plane arrays, Remote sensing, Quantum dot sensors, quantum devices. Recognized by NASA for contributions to Hubble Space Telescope, and by other agencies for contributions. A few patents and papers.
After retirement currently pursuing studies of mysteries of quantum mechanics on own time and expense, to resolve issues that were intriguing during working career, such as wave-particle duality.
Also pursuing efforts for justice for all, no one excluded, in Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Tibet, on own time and expense, justiceforallhumanity.com
Education: Graduated with distinction from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, graduate studies at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn leading to PhD in Electrical Engineering. Early work included real time computer systems, message switching systems and seismic signal processing, as well as teaching electrical engineering subjects.
Publications (10)

Proceedings Article | 1 February 2019 Open Access Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 10926, 109260N (2019) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2506801
KEYWORDS: Particles, Computing systems, Quantum communications, Quantum computing, Sensors, Telecommunications, Polarization, Beam splitters, Photon polarization, Receivers

Proceedings Article | 30 January 2004 Paper
Sarma Gullapalli, Robert Flood
Proceedings Volume 5166, (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.506899
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Wavefronts, Actuators, Deformable mirrors, Spatial resolution, Algorithm development, Modeling and simulation, MATLAB, Thermal modeling, Wavefront sensors

Proceedings Article | 18 December 2002 Paper
Sarma Gullapalli, Thomas Duffy, Carl Crane, Neil White, Harvey Lipkin
Proceedings Volume 4849, (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460773
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Mirrors, Deformable mirrors, Metrology, Beam shaping, Interfaces, Nanotechnology, Lightweight mirrors, Tolerancing, Glasses

Proceedings Article | 4 May 2000 Paper
Sarma Gullapalli, Rene Abreu, William Rappoport, William Zmek, Ralph Pringle
Proceedings Volume 3931, (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384291
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Actuators, Atmospheric modeling, Performance modeling, Systems modeling, Data modeling, Wavefronts, Atmospheric optics, Servomechanisms, Imaging systems

Proceedings Article | 4 May 2000 Paper
Rene Abreu, David Chadwick, Rick D'Amico, Charles Delp, Sarma Gullapalli, David Hansen, Michael Marchionna, Michael Meline, William Rappoport, Lou Mendyk, Ralph Pringle, Ker-Li Shu, William Swanson, William Zmek
Proceedings Volume 3931, (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384290
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Control systems, Telescopes, Mirrors, Space telescopes, Sensors, Charge-coupled devices, Imaging systems, Electronics, Observatories

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