OSC Colloquium: Dr. Keith Doyle

    Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Meinel 307

    1630 E. University Blvd.

    3rd Floor Lobby area


    Open to campus and public.


    Speaker: Dr. Keith Doyle

    Topic: Overcoming Optomechanical Engineering Challenges in the Development of High Performance Optical Systems at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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    MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops a broad-range of high performance optical systems including laser communications, directed energy, radiometric detectors, chemical sensing, laser radar, and imaging systems in support of science discovery and National security. Strict pointing and image quality requirements must be met for these systems in undersea, surface, air, and space environments. In a R&D organization, the system design often evolves over the course of the development and as obstacles are encountered performance, schedule, and risk expectations must be balanced. Three successful system development examples and their optomechanical engineering obstacles and solutions will be discussed including the fielding of a lunar laser communications system, a space imaging telescope, and an exoplanet camera.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Dr. Keith Doyle has over 30 years of experience in the field of optomechanical engineering specializing in optomechanics, design optimization, and the multidisciplinary modeling of high-performance optical systems. He is currently a group leader in the Engineering Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He previously served as vice president of Sigmadyne, Inc., senior systems engineer at Optical Research Associates, and a structures engineer at Itek Optical Systems. Dr. Doyle is a SPIE Fellow, a recipient of the SPIE Technical Achievement Award, and an active participant in SPIE symposia. He is the lead author of the book titled Integrated Optomechanical Analysis, and is an adjunct professor at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. He earned his PhD from the University of Arizona in engineering mechanics with a minor in the optical sciences and holds a BS degree from Swarthmore College.


    Refreshments 3:30pm

    Lecture @ 3:45pm - 5pm