Technology Today

2011 Issue 2

Dr. Jeff Puschell

Engineering Profiles

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Dr. Jeff Puschell
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David McLaughlin
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Bob Bowne
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Paul Ferraro
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Diane Mahoney
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Engineering Profiles

Dr. Jeff Puschell, Principal Engineering Fellow, SAS

With greater than 31 years of experience in developing advanced technology infrared and visible wavelength systems for a variety of operational and research applications, Dr. Jeff Puschell is an internationally recognized expert in the system engineering of space-based imaging and remote sensing systems.

Puschell's experience is broadly based and includes: leading and contributing to the development of visible-infrared instruments for space-based environmental remote sensing; developing and field testing of laser-based communication and remote sensing systems; and building and using millimeter, infrared, visible and ultraviolet wavelength instrumentation for ground-based astronomy. Puschell is involved early in the development process. He works directly with key scientific and engineering members of customer organizations to understand their emerging mission needs, and he provides effective sensor system designs and performance specifications.

"In the mid 1990s, I jumped at the opportunity to work on operational remote sensing systems for weather forecasting, because it was such a good fit for my background and it provided a chance to work on systems that save lives," states Puschell. "These systems provide vitally needed situational awareness for U.S. forces around the world, and they benefit humanity by providing information on severe weather, biological productivity, natural disasters and climate trends. I'm excited by the possibility of contributing to a better world through our technology and innovation, and by the opportunity to impact the future and benefit our nation with sensor systems that provide information to enable deeper understanding and better informed government policies."

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