|[February 04, 2013]
Dr. Bob Fiete of ITT Exelis elected SPIE Fellow for service and leadership in the optics and imaging community
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Bob Fiete, director of research and development at ITT
Exelis (NYSE: XLS) Geospatial
Systems, has been elected a 2013 SPIE Fellow by the
International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).
SPIE elects Fellows based on significant scientific and technical
contributions in optics, photonics, and imaging. Fellows are honored for
their technical achievements and for their service to the general optics
community and service to SPIE.
"SPIE's election of Bob to Fellow is a testaent to his leadership in
the optics and imaging community," said Chris Young, president of ITT (News - Alert)
Systems. "Bob's work has influenced and served many across the
fields of justice, defense, intelligence, and environmental sensing,
making him a tremendous asset not only to our company, but our nation as
A pioneer in modeling the imaging chain of digital cameras, Fiete
created the imaging chain model for IKONOS,
the first commercial high-resolution imaging satellite. Fiete also
leveraged his expertise to help the FBI and Department of Justice
prosecute and convict individuals exploiting children in digital images.
He is the author of "Modeling the Imaging Chain of Digital Cameras" and
"The Formation (News - Alert) of a Digital Image: The Imaging Chain Simplified." Fiete
is also the 2000 recipient of the Rudolf Kingslake Medal, awarded in
recognition of the most noteworthy original paper to appear in SPIE's Optical
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About ITT Exelis
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and
emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications,
sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic
solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber
security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services.
The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise,
partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable,
mission-critical products and services for managing global threats,
conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company
employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com
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