Dr. Sarma N. Gullapalli
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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 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10926, Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVI
KEYWORDS: Beam splitters, Photon polarization, Polarization, Sensors, Particles, Computing systems, Receivers, Telecommunications, Quantum communications, Quantum computing

Proceedings Article | 30 January 2004 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 5166, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Mirrors, MATLAB, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Deformable mirrors, Spatial resolution, Modeling and simulation, Algorithm development, Thermal modeling

Proceedings Article | 18 December 2002 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 4849, Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Nanotechnology, Mirrors, Metrology, Glasses, Interfaces, Deformable mirrors, Beam shaping, Lightweight mirrors, Tolerancing

Proceedings Article | 4 May 2000 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 3931, Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications
KEYWORDS: Point spread functions, Spatial frequencies, Cameras, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Control systems, Charge-coupled devices, Modulation transfer functions, Performance modeling, Atmospheric modeling

Proceedings Article | 4 May 2000 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 3931, Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Mirrors, Interferometers, Cameras, Wavefronts, Control systems, Space telescopes, Optical alignment, Algorithm development, Optimization (mathematics)

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