Dr. Ove Steinvall
Director of Research at FOI-Swedish Defence Research Agency
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Editor | Author
Area of Expertise:
Laser radar , Laser imaging , Laser mapping , Laser countermeasures , Atmospheric optics , Underwater optics
Profile Summary

Ove Steinvall received his MS degree in physics at the University of Uppsala in 1969. He was then employed by the National Defence Res. Establishment (FOA, now FOI) in 1969 where he worked on fast gas discharges for lasers and other applications. He received his Ph.D.in 1974 from Chalmers Institute of Technology in Lasers and Electro-Optics. Since 1977 he has been leading the Laser group, from 1994 as a Dpt Head and from 2007 as head of Optronic Systems Dpt., In 1991 he was appointed Research Director. His research activities include lasers, lasers for countermeasures, laser warning, laser radar /lidar including systems for imaging and mapping, free space laser communications and ocean /atmospheric optics. He is author or coauthor of about 100 conference and journal articles and about 300 internal reports. Dr. Steinvall is a member of SPIE, Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Optical Society of America, Swedish Optical Society and the Royal Academy of Military Sciences. He has received 3 national rewards for his laser work. He has also received the NATO Scientific Achievement Award (SET-077). He was the conference chair for the international Topical Meeting on Coherent Laser Radars in Linköping Sweden, June 1997 and the co-chair for the European SPIE Aerosense Conference in Stockholm Sept. 2006 and a chair of the OSA meeting on Laser Sensing and Communications, Paris 2013.He is an expert in EDA Captech IAP3 and holds a position as Ass. Professor at Chalmers Institute of Technology. Dr. Steinvall is an expert in EDA Captech IAP3 and a SPIE fellow.
Publications (84)

Proceedings Article | 10 October 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11160, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XIII
KEYWORDS: Short wave infrared radiation, Optical sensing, Visibility through fog, Fiber optic gyroscopes, Backscatter, Cameras, LIDAR, Air contamination, Atmospheric optics, Visibility

Proceedings Article | 7 October 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11161, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XVI
KEYWORDS: Laser sources, Light sources, Cameras, Sensors, Laser scattering, Laser safety, Airborne laser technology

Proceedings Article | 7 October 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11161, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XVI
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Point spread functions, Optical sensors, Detection and tracking algorithms, Cameras, Metals, Image processing, Photography, Hough transforms, Turbulence

Proceedings Article | 9 October 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10796, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XII
KEYWORDS: Target detection, 3D acquisition, Sun, Sensors, Synthetic aperture radar, Image segmentation, Receivers, Clouds, Target recognition, 3D image processing

Proceedings Article | 10 May 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10636, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII
KEYWORDS: Radar, Signal to noise ratio, LIDAR, Sensors, 3D modeling, Profiling, Target recognition, Missiles, Pulsed laser operation, Airborne laser technology

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Proceedings Volume Editor (16)

SPIE Conference Volume | 21 November 2019

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 November 2018

SPIE Conference Volume | 29 November 2017

SPIE Conference Volume | 28 December 2016

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Conference Committee Involvement (62)
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXVI
11 April 2021 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
21 September 2020 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures
21 September 2020 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXV
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XVI
10 September 2019 | Strasbourg, France
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