Richard M. Naething, Ph.D

Richard M. Naething, Ph.D

Richard M. Naething, Ph.D

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Show Date: September 18th, 2019

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Richard M. Naething, Ph.D,
Principal, Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories

Richard Naething is an electrical engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, the nation’s premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation. He works in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance at Sandia, where he develops imaging radar systems and algorithms. These technologies are used for diverse applications such as tracking and locating military targets and assets for Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) missions, maritime search and rescue, facilities and border protection, and feature detection to provide situational awareness to pilots of emergency air vehicles in remote locations. He is stationed in San Antonio on special assignment as a visiting researcher at UTSA’s National Security Collaboration Center.

Richard has five patents (one pending) in the fields of radar and digital communication systems and has authored several publications on radar and signal processing. He is a member of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics).

He is active in the amateur radio community and is a member of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Sandia National Laboratories Amateur Radio Club (W5MPZ), Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR), and the Central States VHF Society (CSVHFS).

Richard Naething graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in computer and systems engineering in 2004.

He pursued graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a master’s degree in 2006 and a doctoral degree in 2010, both in electrical engineering.

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , and on In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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