James holds a M.S, in Physics and has nearly 30 years of experience in ocean-related science and signal processing. James has worked for the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Lockheed Martin, SAIC (now Leidos), and OASIS. His areas of interests are in underwater acoustics, signal processing, data collection, radio propagation, and environmental characteristics of the ocean.
James has extensive underwater acoustic propagation and simulation experience using several models – PE, normal mode, and rays. He has single element as well as array processing experience – time domain, frequency domain, beamforming (CBF and ABF), and MFP.
As an experimentalist, going to sea has taught him that good quality data collection and attention to detail are invaluable. James has also supported sea tests from shore and coordinated the research and data collection so that it is complete and efficient. Over the last few years, James has assisted with the development of NUWC’s Topside, a GUI-based mission planner / situational awareness / data collection program.
James has significant programming capabilities, using C as his primary language, but can also use FORTRAN and MATLAB. Computer platforms include Linux, Mac, and PC.