ABOUT US / Robert Ginn
Vice President | Acumen Scientific, Goleta, CA
Extensive background in all aspects of infrared physics, technology & applications from the system level to detector fabrication and design including modeling and analysis. Technology evaluations of infrared market segments. Technology transfer activities. UV plasma display science and engineering. High temperature materials development.
2001–2005 | Raytheon Vision Systems, Goleta, CA
Raytheon Fellow: InSb Technical Director/FPA Fabrication Manage
Responsible for all technical aspects involved in the fabrication of state-of-the-art Infrared Fpacal Plane Arrays utilizing indium antimonide
Expertise in materials, growth and related defects, junction formation, passivation and surface chemistry, hybrid assembly, AR coating, test, performance analysis and modeling failure analysis and cost modeling
Directed process and product improvement projects used in all products manufactured at RVS
Managed largest IRFPA product line the world with >250 operators, engineers and managers which delivered >18,000 FPAs in 2004
Focal Plane Engineer
Lead program/product teams. Performed specification analysis and flowdown, cost estimation and tracking, yield calculation and earned value
Programs included high rate tactical, developmental and strategic with space qualified components including InGaAs, InSb and HgCdTe detector materials
1984–1986 | Rockwell International Anaheim, CA
Member of Technical Staff: Test engineer on TWS and strategic programs. Wrote test software for ROIC and detector probe test.
BS, Physics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MS Physics Long Beach State University, Long Beach, CA