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Dr. Ronald Driggers

Dr. Ronald Driggers

Professor of Optics & Photonics

Electro-Optical and InfraRed Systems

Email

Ron.Driggers@creol.ucf.edu

Phone

407-823-0323

Locations

CREOL A315

Biography

Ronald G. Driggers is a Professor at the University of Central Florida’s College of Optics and Photonics and works in the area of electro-optical and infrared imaging systems.  He is also a co-founder of Johns Optical Systems in Lake Mary, Florida (since Oct 2014). Previously, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Superintendent of the Optical Sciences Division at the Naval Research Laboratory in 2008. There, he managed the efforts of more than 200 scientists and engineers and over $100M in research and development programs. Before 2008, he was the Director of the Modeling and Simulation Division at the U.S. Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) and a brief period as the Chief of the Electro-Optics and Photonics Division at the Army Research Laboratory. Dr. Driggers received a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis in 1990, is the author of five books on Infrared and Electro-Optics Systems and has published over 130 research papers. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Optical Engineering (Taylor and Francis). He was selected as the 2002 Army Materiel Command’s Engineer of the Year, 2001 CERDEC Technical Employee of the Year, and 2001 NVESD Technical Employee of the Year. He is a U.S. Naval Reserve Officer and was selected as the 2001 Naval Engineering Duty Officer of the Year (William Kastner Award). He is also a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering, the Optical Society of America, and the Military Sensing Symposium. In January 2010, he was assigned as Editor-in-Chief of SPIE’s flagship journal, Optical Engineering, and served as editor for five years. In January 2015, he took over duties as the Editor-in-Chief of the Optical Society of America’s journal Applied Optics.


Awards & Honors

The Optical Society (OSA) Fellow
International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Fellow
2003 Military Sensing Symposium Fellow

Recent Publications

2018
R. Driggers, R. Vollmerhausen, R. Short, D. Littlejohn, M. Scholten
"A Holistic Approach to High Performance Infrared System Design "
Proc. SPIE. 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
2018
R. Driggers
"Advanced Infrared Systems"
CREOL Industry Day
2018
R. Driggers
"Advanced Infrared Systems"
PEO STRICOM (Gen Cole and staff)
2018
R. Driggers
"Career Advice for Scientists and Engineers"
SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Symposium
2018
Orges Furxhi ; Joe Frascati ; Ronald Driggers
"Design, demonstration and testing of low F-number LWIR panoramic imaging relay optics"
Proc. SPIE. 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
2018
Orges Furxhi ; Joe Frascati ; Ronald Driggers
"Design, demonstration and testing of low F-number LWIR panoramic imaging relay optics"
Proc. SPIE. 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
2018
Robert Short ; Richard Vollmerhausen ; Ronald Driggers
"Evaluation of triangle orientation discrimination for field testing of imager performance"
Proc. SPIE. 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
2018
Robert Nicholas ; Ronald Driggers ; David Shelton ; Orges Furxhi
"Infrared search and track performance estimates for detection of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles"
Proc. SPIE. 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
2018
Nafiseh Mohammadian, Orges Furxhi, Lei Zhang, Peter Offermansa, Galia Ghazia, Ronald Driggers
"Performance modeling of terahertz (THz) and millimeter waves (mmW) pupil plane imaging"
Proc. SPIE. 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
2018
R. Driggers
"Research in Infrared Systems"
CREOL Seminar
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Research

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Optoelectronics & Integrated Photonics
Photodetectors
Infrared Materials
Imaging, Sensing & Display
Optical Design & Image Analysis
Infrared Sensors & Systems
Millimeter & THz Technology
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