Dr. Walter H. Delashmit
Deceased at WHD Consulting
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Neural Networks , Automatic Target Recognition , Image Processing , Signal Processing , Correlation Analyses , Program/Project Management
Profile Summary

Dr. Walter H. Delashmit retired from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control on 1 January 2007 after 25 years at Lockheed and 39 years in the aerospace industry. He is presently doing independent consulting. In addition from August 2007 until June 2009, Walter was an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of North Texas teaching Advanced Electrical Engineering Courses.
Walter has a BSEE from Christian Brothers University (1966) graduating cum laude, a MSEE from with a minor in mathematics from the University of Tennessee (1968) and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington (2003).
Walter worked at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (1982-2007) developing "smart" missile systems, at the Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory (1976-1982) developing advanced torpedo systems, at Martin Marietta Aerospace (1972-1976) developing advanced cruise missile technology and at TRW Systems (1969-1972) working on the Apollo and Skylab Programs, including Apollo 13.
Walter received a copy of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from NASA for his work on Apollo 13 and received the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Presidents Performance Award for his work on developing and implementing Improved Software Processes. He has also received many other awards.
Walter is a Life Senior Member (LSM) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society) and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society). Walter has 40 peer reviewed technical publications in advanced Technical Journals and Conferences. He also regularly reviews articles for consideration for publication in advanced technical journals.
Walter has an extensive background in Program/Project Management, Process Improvement, Neural Networks, Automatic Target Recognition, Image Processing, Signal Processing and Correlation Analysis.
Publications (5)

Proceedings Article | 7 May 2009 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV
KEYWORDS: Infrared search and track, Transmitters, Light emitting diodes, Receivers, Field programmable gate arrays, Control systems, Microcontrollers, Infrared radiation, Servomechanisms, Signal detection

Proceedings Article | 2 May 2009 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7323, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIV
KEYWORDS: 3D acquisition, Data modeling, LIDAR, Calibration, Photography, 3D modeling, Automatic target recognition, Model-based design, Solid modeling, 3D image processing

Proceedings Article | 19 May 2006 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 6214, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XI
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Detection and tracking algorithms, LIDAR, Sensors, Feature extraction, Image analysis, Solids, Target recognition, Automatic target recognition, Missiles

Proceedings Article | 15 November 1993 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 1938, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data
KEYWORDS: Databases

Proceedings Article | 27 August 1993 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 1961, Visual Information Processing II
KEYWORDS: Infrared imaging, Roads, Databases, Image segmentation, Image processing, Hough transforms, Feature extraction, Image analysis, Image classification, Visual information processing

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