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Gerard T. Capraro

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President, Capraro Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Capraro founded Capraro Technologies, Inc. (CTI) in July 1993. He is presently its President and Senior Scientist. Prior to CTI, Dr. Capraro was a Principal Scientist and co‐founder of the Utica, New York office of Kaman Sciences (now the former ITT office at the Griffiss Park). He has more than forty years of experience in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Operations Research, Database Management, Computer Architectures, Signal Processing, and Artificial Intelligence. His employment includes nine years as Project Engineer, Division Chief Engineer, and Division Manager at Kaman Sciences, eighteen years as a project engineer and task manager for the USAF at the Rome Air Development Center (RADC) and has been on the faculty at Syracuse University for over thirty years (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, and Adjunct Lecturer teaching Probability Theory, Statistics, and Information Systems). Dr. Capraro is currently an Adjunct faculty member at the L. C. College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.

His related areas of experience include: Space Defense Initiative (SDI) consultant to RADC for signal processor architectures, software development and satellite autonomy using Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, program manager for a study of data architectures for very large knowledge bases; Program Manager for incorporating AI in CFAR radar processing; served as a consultant to the USAF on the use of the Intrasystem Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Analysis Program (IEMCAP) on major programs (e.g., MX/PEACEKEEPER, SCATHA, IUS, etc.); technical director and major contributor in the development and implementation of the baseline procedures for EM vulnerability testing of US Air Force weapon systems; developed the first design for automating the electronic reliability database on a state‐of‐the‐art database management system (DM‐1) for the USAF; and participated in the design for extending information systems with knowledge based processing capabilities.

Dr. Capraro has made contributions in the areas of AI, EM Pulse (EMP), High Power Microwave (HPM), Data Base Management, Signal Processing, and EMC. He is presently studying the benefits of AI, ontologies and the Semantic Web, Waveform Diversity, Multistatic ambiguity functions, smartphones and the Internet, Information Assurance, providing information to bandwidth deprived devices, and radar signal processing. He has authored and co‐ authored over 50 technical publications and book chapters.

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Radar Systems
Contact Information
315-733-0854; 800-317-9630
2118 Beechgrove Place
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Award Citation:
“Modeling, Simulation Analysis, Design of a Real-Time Expert System Constant Falseand Alarm Rate (CFAR)”
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Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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