Devon Crowe

Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. Devon has been Director of Technology and Deputy for the Vice President of the Missile Defense Product Line. He is currently working in Advanced Programs to create new technology for wind measurement, high resolution imaging ladar, low mass optical sensors, and solar photovoltaic energy conversion. Past roles include Chief Scientist and Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Enterprise Vice President for Space Systems at Physical Sciences, Inc., and a Division Manager at SAIC. He has held professor level appointments at Georgia Tech and the University of Arizona. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, a Fellow of GTRI, and has received NASA Group Achievement Awards for the Imager for Mars Pathfinder. He has over 160 publications that include books and refereed journal articles. He has performed numerous programs for customers that include Department of Defense Service Branches, Office of the Secretary of Defense, NASA, DARPA, MDA, BMDO, Department of Energy, Walt Disney Imagineering, NSF, and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, among others.

John Goebel

Over the course of his 23 year career, has worked at Hughes Aircraft, RADAR Systems Group in microwave test systems, design, product support, air borne RADAR systems including F-18, F-15, & B-2, plus systems engineering and program management. John transferred to HE Microwave (a Hughes and Delphi/Delco Automotive Systems LLC) and successfully developed and managed the 17&24 GHz Back-Up Aid Reverse Sensing RADAR Program which is currently in production and available in Ford Navigators and Towncars. BUA is the winner of the Premier Automotive Suppliers Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award for 2004. Prior to managing automotive RADAR products John contributed to the development & production of Transmit/Receive modules for Electronically Scanned Active Array Radars. John returned to Raytheon to lead the RxTx re-design on the SM-2 BLKIVA Program. John�s recent experiences include deploying IPDS@RMS, Robust Design and implementing Systems Engineering methodologies on programs. John is a graduate of the University of Nebraska (1982) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. John was a Hughes Microwave Engineering Fellow.

John Goulding

Multi-Disciplined Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) in Tucson, Arizona. He works in the Electro-Optics Signal Processing group and ATR Product Center team at RMS. John's prior work experience was in new product development for major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). His combined experience includes five-years project management and entrepreneurial business experience, twelve-years designing and integrating real-time machine vision systems in industrial automation, control, robotics, part inspection, and quality control, and four-years back-end wafer metrology and yield improvement. John has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Portland State University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Optical Science from the University of Arizona.

Michael Hobson

Senior Mechanical Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) in Tucson, Arizona. He currently works in the Test Systems Design Center, providing rapid solutions for material handling and assembly fixturing for Naval Weapons Systems. Michael holds a BSME and MSME from Purdue University and has over ten years of experience in mechanical design innovation, including design, fabrication, and testing of Purdue's SAE Mini Baja 1996 off-road vehicle, with MATLAB simulation of suspension parameter effect on jump performance.

Geoffrey Kerr

Electrical Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona since the mid-2005. He graduated with his B.S. (2004) and his M.S. (2005) in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Since starting at Raytheon he's worked as a software developer, a software tester, and a microcontroller board designer and developer.

Russell Mikesell

Principal Systems Engineer at Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. He is currently the RMS Urban Challenge program manager. Prior to this assignment, he was the IPT Lead for several programs in Advanced Programs and was the EKV Payload Launch Director for Hughes Aircraft Company. Russell has twenty years of system design and integration experience including guided projectiles, Spacecraft, and Launch Vehicle. Over the past seven years, he has been working in Raytheon�s Advanced Programs area. He received his BS in Engineer (Electronics) from Brigham Young University in 1985, his MS in Engineering (Electrical) in 1995 and Electrical Engineer (Space Science) degree in 1996, both from Utah State University.

Jonathan Nikkel

Systems Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) in Tucson, Arizona. He works in the Advanced Programs and Guided Projectiles area of RMS. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder (2006) with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Computer Science. His prior experience includes work on the DART spacecraft at Orbital Sciences Corporation, and 4 years of operations work on NASA Earth Science Missions (ICESat, SORCE, QuikSCAT, and SNOE) at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics in Boulder, CO.

Ramona Powell

Technician Specialist at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. She is currently RMS�s Test IPT lead on the DARPA Urban Challenge. Prior to this assignment, she worked on guided projectile programs in Advanced Programs and she worked on the EKV program participating in the EKV Hover program and on two (2) EKV launches at Kwajaline Islands. Ramona has worked in the missile/projectile profession for 21 years. She has attended the University of Phoenix and Kennedy Western.

Eleazar Vita

Principal Software Engineer at Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. In the 18 years of service with Raytheon (formerly Hughes Missile Systems), he has been involved in advanced programs, engineering/development programs, manufacturing programs, and field support of programs. He has been involved with advanced programs projects for the past five years. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Controls) from University of California, Irvine in 1988, MS in Computer Information Systems (2000) and MBA in Technology Management (2006) from University of Phoenix, Tucson Campus.

Rob Witham

Senior Systems Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) in Tucson, Arizona. Rob works in the RMS Strike division performing sustainment and reliability improvement projects for the Air Force's Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM). Rob's prior experience includes seven years of experience in new product development in the medical devices, HVAC and irrigation industries. Rob holds seven U.S. patents. Rob earned BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University in 1997 and 1998 respectively.

Raytheon Missile Systems

Raytheon Missile Systems has extensive experience in guided air vehicles, weapon technologies and deployment applications. This includes combinations of seekers and sensors, payloads, GPS-aided inertial systems, autopilots, data link communications, glide and powered air vehicles, weapons and weapon aerodynamic designs to enable preprogrammed flight profiles and navigation, midcourse, precision endgame guidance and extended range. RMS is successful in executing DARPA programs such as; AT3, Mantis, CCLR and Netfires. In addition, the following weapon systems are a sample of efforts, which were successfully integrated and demonstrated by RMS. Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (MALD) is a current USAF development program designed to provide affordable, expendable air vehicles capable of flying a preprogrammed flight profile using GPS-aided navigation and autopilot. Its mission is to closely replicate signatures and tactical characteristics of friendly aircraft using a signature augmentation system to disrupt, decoy, deceive and saturate enemy Integrated Air Defense systems. Delivered from fighter and bomber aircraft, a turbojet engine and variable-sweep wing allows MALD to fly at fighter- and bomber-like ingress velocities and at lower loiter speeds for maximum endurance.

Tomahawk is the U.S. Navy's surface and submarine-launched, precision strike long-range standoff weapon. Block IV Tomahawk is the next generation Tomahawk, incorporating innovative technologies to provide new operational capabilities, while dramatically reducing acquisition, operations and support costs. The missile's two-way satellite data link, enabling flex in flight up to 15 preprogrammed alternative targets or redirection to a new target. This targeting flexibility includes the ability to loiter over specified areas awaiting an assignment to a time critical target. The missile can also transmit Battle Damage Indication imagery and missile health and status messages via the satellite data link.

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