Dr. Thomas M. Cantey
at K Sciences
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Science Fair Judge
Area of Expertise:
Mid-IR lasers , Supercontinuum generation , opto-mechanical design , Biofluorescence , Solar simulator , cryogenic vacuum design and operation
Websites:
Profile Summary

Dr. Cantey was a scientist at Optical Sciences Corporation for 16 years. He primarily won and led several successful Phase I and Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects relating to new infrared sources, lasers, and advanced optical technologies for the defense Test and Evaluation community. He has extensive experience in Hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulations for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). Significant research activities included mid-infrared lasers and infrared supercontinuum generation for the simulation of high apparent temperature blackbody radiation.

He also serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Huntsville Electro-Optical Society (HEOS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating the knowledge of optics and photonics to its members and the public. We believe optics and photonics can make the world a better place and alleviate some of the challenges in the human condition.

Core Excellencies:
Creativity, optimism, vision, writing, optical alignment, and opto-mechanical design.
Other Capabilities include:
Leadership, research, development, and optical sensors and systems; biofluorescent illumination and microscopy; THAAD
seeker test and analysis; laser systems design, analysis, and operation; semi-
active laser seeker test and analysis; semiconductor laser characterization; optical
scanning; infrared solar testing and simulator
Publications (7)

SPIE Journal Paper | 1 August 2008
OE Vol. 47 Issue 08
KEYWORDS: Semiconductor lasers, Infrared radiation, Infrared imaging, Imaging systems, Projection systems, Black bodies, Temperature metrology, Staring arrays, Optical engineering, Infrared technology

Proceedings Article | 11 April 2008
Proc. SPIE. 6942, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII
KEYWORDS: Staring arrays, Nonuniformity corrections, Telescopes, Imaging systems, Collimators, Frequency modulation, Projection systems, Infrared radiation, Fermium, Camera shutters

Proceedings Article | 11 April 2008
Proc. SPIE. 6942, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII
KEYWORDS: Infrared imaging, Quantum wells, Imaging systems, Sensors, Calibration, Semiconductor lasers, Projection systems, Infrared radiation, High dynamic range imaging, Resistors

Proceedings Article | 30 April 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6544, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XII
KEYWORDS: Infrared imaging, Mid-IR, Imaging systems, Semiconductor lasers, Projection systems, Infrared radiation, High dynamic range imaging, Resistors, Infrared technology, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 20 May 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5785, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing X
KEYWORDS: Infrared imaging, Mid-IR, Mirrors, Electronics, Control systems, Frequency modulation, Projection systems, Infrared radiation, Fermium, Missiles

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