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ABOUT US / Robert Ginn


Vice President
Phone: 805.708.2889



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


3 Patents


7 publications

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