Dr. Judy A. Fennelly
Retired
SPIE Involvement:
Audit Committee | Scholarship Committee | Board of Directors | Author | Editor
Profile Summary

I have spent the last 30 years making contributions to the optics and photonics community through my employment in university, industry and government as a researcher, system engineer, and technical manager. I have numerous publications and presentations directly resulting from my research in the fields of atmospheric and space environment with collaborations utilizing various space-based optical instruments such as grating spectrometer, imaging spectrometer, and Fourier transform spectrometer as well as various other optical instruments and cameras. As a member of the team for the Cross-Track Infrared Sounder (CrIS), I was responsible for the developed and management of the end-to-end algorithms and modeling necessary to produce the final data products. CrIS is currently on Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite providing soundings of the atmosphere with 1305 spectral channels, over 3 wavelength ranges (LWIR 9.14 – 15.38 um; MWIR 5.71 – 8.26 um; and SWIR 3.92 – 4.64 um) and produces high-resolution, three-dimensional temperature, pressure, and moisture profiles of the earth’s atmosphere necessary for long range weather forecasting. My research and technical management has ranged from the Earth’s atmosphere to the Sun mandating me to focus on efforts for the creation of new and cutting edge optical instruments ranging from soft x-rays, EUV, UV, Visible, IR to microwaves. I have been recognized for my work with awards from University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), NASA and U. S. Air Force. In my role as a senior technical manager for the U. S. Air Force Research Laboratory I oversee a number of important research programs that heavily rely on optical instrumentation to achieve their goals.
Publications (9)

Proceedings Article | 30 August 2019 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11131, CubeSats and SmallSats for Remote Sensing III
KEYWORDS: Clocks, Magnetism, Receivers, Field programmable gate arrays, Antennas, Analog electronics, Space operations

Proceedings Article | 10 November 2015 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9604, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation VI
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Sensors, Satellites, Particles, Electrons, Magnetism, Monte Carlo methods, Radiation effects, Space operations, Atmospheric modeling

Proceedings Article | 3 June 2014 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9085, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications VII
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Satellites, Particles, Electrons, Magnetism, Monte Carlo methods, Scanning probe microscopy, Statistical modeling, Systems modeling, Plasma

Proceedings Article | 23 September 2009 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
KEYWORDS: Electronics, Sensors, Satellites, Particles, Tungsten, Magnetism, Collimators, Aluminum, Space operations, Mechanical engineering

Proceedings Article | 23 September 2009 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Sensors, Satellites, Particles, Electrons, Scintillators, Magnetism, Laser induced plasma spectroscopy, Space operations, Magnetosphere

Showing 5 of 9 publications
Proceedings Volume Editor (4)

SPIE Conference Volume | 15 October 2015

SPIE Conference Volume | 14 October 2013

SPIE Conference Volume | 29 September 2011

SPIE Conference Volume | 20 August 2009

Conference Committee Involvement (5)
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation VI
9 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation V
25 August 2013 | San Diego, California, United States
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation IV
21 August 2011 | San Diego, California, United States
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
4 August 2009 | San Diego, California, United States
SPIE Photonics West
19 January 2008 | San Jose, United States
SIGN IN TO:
  • View contact details

UPDATE YOUR PROFILE
Is this your profile? Update it now.
Don’t have a profile and want one?

Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top