Principal Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Dr. Jeff Puschell is a Principal Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, California. He is an internationally recognized expert in the system engineering of space-based imaging and remote sensing systems. He has more than 30 years of experience in developing advanced infrared technology and visible wavelength systems for a variety of operational and research applications. His experience is broadly based and includes leading and making major contributions toward development of visible-infrared instruments for space-based operational environmental remote sensing, development 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.
Dr. Puschell has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers on a variety of topics in astrophysics, space-based imaging and remote sensing and optical communication. He holds several patents for innovative passive and active remote sensors.
Dr. Puschell chairs the External Advisory Board for the Cooperative Institute for Remote Sensing Science and Technology at City College of New York. He is a SPIE Fellow and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.
Dr. Puschell received an A.B. (with Honors) degree in Physics from the University of Chicago in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Minnesota in 1979. He and his wife Dana live in Solvang and Hermosa Beach, California.