Barry Christopher Tilton, P.E.
- Northern Virginia Section Vice Chair, 2009
- IEEE Senior Member
- BSEE, University of Southern California, 1985
- MSEE, Northrop University, 1990
- Licencsed Professional Engineer, Virginia, 2007
- Retired, United States Air Force, 2005
I am a licensed electrical engineer by vocation (bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field). I retired from the USAF after 20 years and currently work at Integrity Applications Incorporated's Analytical Services Sector on NGA Programs. I have spent the last 22 years in acquisition, research and development, test and operation of components and technology for such diverse bodies as the (the “Star Wars” people), the LANDSAT program, NASA, the DOD and DOE, and the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Australia.
My professional profile can best be summarized as that of a technological adventurer. Over the past 24 years of education and work in the remote sensing and space industries, I have traveled to many of the most exotic places on earth to discover and document the odder aspects of our world and it’s surroundings. My techno-adventure travel portfolio includes meteor observation from Haleakala in Maui and on the Mongolian steppes; volcano mapping over Mauna Kea on Hawaii; missile and satellite observation from the jungles of Frence Guiana and the Marshall Islands; rocket test support from Barbados, the Hebrides of Scotland, California, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee and Kauai; and satellite R & D in Washington (DC and State); Massachusetts, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Maryland. I have operated sensors from research aircraft for the Army, Air Force and NASA (that last at 65,000 feet in a pressure suit WB-57F).
I am an active Wiki contributer on the several networks, with over 5600 edits and articles thus far, and am now edgeriding to this environment to crosspolinate. My avocations include skiing (expert); scuba diving (advanced certifications include night diving and search/rescue operations); singing (strictly amateur, but I met my wife singing Karaoke…); and piano (beginning student).
* Senior Technical Advisor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Barry Tilton has been a member of the IEEE since 1986, and a Senior Member since 2004. He previously served as Treasurer of the Northern Virginia Section and as a member of the Board of Directors. Currently, he is the Section Vice Chair, and Chairs the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology for Northern Virginia and Washington, and is a member of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.
He is also a member of the the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the National Sociey of Professional Engineers, the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, the Air Force Association, Mensa and the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry.
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