Dr. James “Ralph” Teague has over 30 years of experience in sensor technology from materials to large system integration. He has been a Vice President, Business Area Director, Chief Scientist, and co-founder within various sensor products. His areas of expertise (subject matter expert) is varied and includes sensor systems (detection and tracking systems, security and surveillance systems and others) and various sensor technologies (infrared, radar, ladar, detectors, image processing, sensor algorithms, and other sensors). He has been and continues to be responsible for the sensor strategic technology development as well as strategic partner relationships. He has and continues to created and managed proposal development activities; creation and development of technology roadmaps for the above product/system areas, including hardware and software. Being recognized as a subject expert has provided opportunities as an consultant to various companies and the support of various laboratories in addition to E-O lecturing series at various universities.
Dr. Teague’s business sense has been demonstrated by winning over $100M in sales with follow-on awards in excess of over $500M. His impact on production programs with technology insertion has been recognized by Lockheed-Martin and Rockwell/Boeing. As a Chief Scientist, Dr. Teague was responsible for technology direction, technology roadmaps, research planning and proposal guidance and red team reviews.
Dr Teague has generated numerous white papers and marketing material in this field in addition to presenting technical papers at various conferences. He is well known in the E-O community and regularly attends conferences and seminars to maintain technical knowledge and technology trends in addition to the business players and their competitive strengths. He participates on government and private business technology councils. He was presented a Pioneer award in laser communications for space communications efforts. He was the recipient of a Rockwell Pioneer award for his efforts in the IRCM community. Have written over 20 technical papers, and has been awarded several patents.