Richard M. Naething, Ph.D
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.