Dr. Ryan Allured
Scientist at MIT Lincoln Lab
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Optical Modeling , Statistics and Data Analysis , X-ray Astronomy , Optical Interferometry , Atmospheric Turbulence , Image Analysis
Profile Summary

I am a technical staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. I currently pursue research in optical interferometry, including system configuration, dispersion management, atmospheric turbulence considerations, and image reconstruction. I am also the commissioning lead for the Space Surveillance Telescope, which is being relocated to Australia.

Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, I was a staff scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. I led the metrology, data analysis, and simulation efforts in the adjustable X-ray optics program. I was also the optical designer of the first submission of the Arcus X-ray spectrometer mission concept.

I did my PhD in physics at the University of Iowa. My thesis project was the development of a prototype soft X-ray polarimeter for the NASA GEMS mission.
Publications (32)

SPIE Journal Paper | 2 September 2020
OE Vol. 59 Issue 09

Proceedings Article | 6 July 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Spectrographs, Rockets, Polishing, Cameras, Spectroscopy, X-rays, Space telescopes, Diffraction gratings

SPIE Journal Paper | 19 March 2018
JATIS Vol. 4 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Iterated function systems, X-ray optics, Metrology, Glasses, Composites, Optics manufacturing, Finite element methods, Ferroelectric materials, X-rays

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2017 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Thermography, Observatories, Telescopes, X-ray optics, Glasses, X-rays, Spatial resolution, X-ray telescopes, Surface finishing

Proceedings Article | 19 September 2017 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10397, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX
KEYWORDS: Observatories, X-ray optics, Stars, X-rays, Galactic astronomy, Astrophysics, Environmental sensing, Planetary systems

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