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This is a short overview of the full Designing Wireless Sensor Solutions for Tactical ISR course scheduled for My 21-13, 2024


Timothy Cole has 4 decades and has over 30 publications & textbooks from involvement & direct experience involving design, development, and operation of EO/IR instrumentation and attendant systems. His career “hats” include: engineering positions (system engineer, field testing), principal investigator (PI), science team member (NASA NEAR & ICESat-2 missions), and technical/line manager. During his 24 years at The Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Mr. Cole developed models & simulations to evaluate performance of strategic submarine inertial systems (USN SSBNs); designed and developed the US Navy’s Geosat-1 TT&C ground station (and Ku-band altimetry data processing); worked on Cosmic Background Explorer  (COBE) ground station, demonstrated laser radar approach to perform US Navy’s non-cooperative target identification (NCID) for over-the-horizon targeting (OTH-T) applications; and designed & developed NASA’s Near-Earth Rendezvous Laser Radar (NLR) instrument. With APL & JHU Wilmer Eye Institute, he developed & tested a photorefractor instrument designed to acquire optical characteristics of preverbal patients. With the University of Mississippi, he demonstrated use of to provide remote sensing by laser radar to detect minefields. At Teledyne-Brown Engineering, Mr. Cole led science & engineering teams to develop & evaluate exoatmospheric sensors & long-wave IR (LWIR) detector capabilities for Space & Missile Defense (USBMDSCOM, Huntsville). He was involved in improving the BMD Optical Signatures Codes, various tracking models, and designed a sensor wavelength optimization tool for BMD.  As chief engineer for Northrup Grumman (NG), he led the NG/Tampa engineering department under the auspices of DARPA’s seed program, the Networked Embedded Systems Technology (NEST) program. The NEST effort involved design, evaluation, & field-testing of WSN-based systems for DARPA & DIA. While working with NASA/GSFC, Mr. Cole was appointed the instrument systems engineer (ISE) & subsequently, as part of science team, lead calibration manager for NASA/GSFC’s ICESat-2 laser altimeter (ATLAS). Mr. Cole holds degrees in electrical engineering and technical management. He has been recognized by receiving 2002 NASA Achievement Award with NEAR laser altimeter team, being awarded 1998 NASA Group Achievement Award. While at Northrop Grumman, Mr. Cole was nominated to and held the position of Technical Fellow, during which time, he provided scientific & engineering inputs across NG divisions.


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