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Columbia, SC, 29201
April 21, 2021

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Columbia, SC 29201



Research professional with background encompassing over 30 years’ experience in technical research and product management including extensive experience leading and conducting research for algorithm development in radar and electro-optics of advanced concepts for air- and space-borne sensor measurements and remote sensing of physical phenomenology. Broad experience in radar, infrared, image processing, numerical modeling, fluid dynamics, marine geophysics, and physical oceanography. PROFESSIONAL


GENERAL DYNAMICS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Stennis Space Center, MS 2020 Scientist Advisor

Computational scientist in support of High Performance Computing (HPC) for performance enhancement and training at the Department of Defense Supercomputing Research Center. THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Columbia, SC 2010 – 2018 Senior Research Fellow

Research and application of system engineering analysis to understand natural methane-hydrate systems and marine gas hydrates.

Apply Eigen analysis technics to determine velocity spectra in multi-channel data

Develop global optimization algorithms for elastic inversion of pre-stack multi-channel seismic data

Develop reaction-front multi-component, multi-phase flow algorithms for saturated porous media

Develop and write proposals to obtain funding for academic research on marine gas hydrates THE MITRE CORPORATION, McLean, VA & Bedford, MA 2007 – 2009 Principal Sensors Systems Engineer

Research, development, and systems engineering of space-time-adaptive processing (STAP) and Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI).

Develop performance requirements for airborne and space-based radar systems, applied to GMTI

Provide advice to and assist government customers on procurement of advanced military systems

Conduct analysis and modeling of ocean wave spectra in open ocean and near-shore regions NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION, Baltimore, MD 2005 – 2007 Systems Engineer Fellow

Research and application of space - time adaptive processing (STAP) in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI).

Develop processing algorithms for Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) and

Develop performance and test requirements for spaced-based radar concepts; GMTI and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

Darrell A. Terry … p. 2-803-***-****

Provided technical direction, and conducted research and system level design for sensor management algorithms (Proof-of-Concept development) for next generation surveillance aircraft LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, Goodyear, AZ and Syracuse, NY 2000 – 2005 Systems Engineer Senior Staff

Research and application of advanced technologies and systems engineering to new airborne sensor systems.

Provided technical leadership for developing airborne ground penetrating radar

Conducted research and simulation of conformal radar antennas on aircraft wings

Participated in writing white papers and proposals to win defense contracts RAYTHEON SYSTEMS COMPANY, Tucson, AZ 1999 – 2000

Principal Multi Disciplinary Engineer

Research in RF algorithm design and advanced technologies for airborne sensor systems.

Developed multispectral image processing and Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms and codes for airborne laser radar sensors

Built a multispectral computational laboratory for image analysis

Conducted clutter background evaluations of infrared missile seeker imagery NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION, Melbourne, FL and Pico Rivera, CA 1988 – 1999 Senior Technical Specialist

Research in radar, electro-optical, and low observable technologies for military aircraft.

Designed Space - Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) algorithms for Moving Target Indication

Initiated and provided technical direction for white paper on airborne Littoral Radar Mode

Rapid prototype development of advanced DSP algorithms for radar airborne ground surveillance

Developed algorithms to model infrared detection of incoming cruise missiles

Managed model development to predict aerosol formation and aircraft contrail signatures MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION, Long Beach, CA 1985 – 1988 Senior Engineer/Scientist

Noise research on commercial, military, and advanced concept aircraft.

Obtained approval of procedures for noise certification of derivative commercial aircraft

Conducted noise measurements of C-17 military transport engines

Designed and implemented improvements to noise prediction and analysis codes

Directed junior engineers and programmers in writing software and running trade studies LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY, Los Alamos, NM 1983 – 1985 Long Term Visiting Staff Member

Co-investigator for cross-well acoustic tomography experiments in tight gas sands.

Conducted field experiments to obtain cross-well acoustic measurements

Developed algebraic reconstruction tomography algorithms for image inversion

Communicated findings through presentations and publications SCHLUMBERGER WELL SERVICES, Houston, TX 1982 – 1983 Product Development Engineer/Manager

Managed commercialization of Vertical Seismic Profiling technology to North American Market. Darrell A. Terry … p. 3-803-***-****

Developed algorithms for interpretation of acoustic wireline logging instruments

Provided consultation on seismic products to clients and field personnel

Conducted training schools for field personnel on interpretation methodologies WESTERN GEOPHYSICAL COMPANY, Houston, TX 1980 – 1982 Research Geophysicist

Research on acquisition and processing of marine seismic imagery.

Developed signal processing algorithms for multicomponent marine airgun arrays

Conducted field measurements of marine airgun array signatures

Performed analysis of multichannel marine seismic imagery EDUCATION:

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (Transferred for final year at OSU) Ph.D. in Marine Geophysics (Boone Pickens School of Geology), April 15, 2019 Dissertation Research Topic: Buoyancy Driven Flow and Methane Hydrate Systems Research Advisor: Prof. Camelia C. Knapp

University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina (Transferred to OSU for final year) Ph.D. Candidate in Marine Geophysics (Geological Sciences/Earth and Ocean Sciences) Dissertation Research Topic: Buoyancy Driven Flow and Methane Hydrate Systems Research Advisor: Prof. Camelia C. Knapp

University of California, Irvine, California

Ph.D. in Fluid / Thermal Sciences (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), 2006 Dissertation Research Topic: Competition Between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Nucleation in Compressible, Turbulent Jets.

Research Advisor: Prof. Roger H. Rangel

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1976 Bachelor of Science in Physical Oceanography, 1973 Graduate Certificate Program

Intensive Integrated Management Program (Mini MBA Program), Summer 1980 Graduate School of Business, University of Washington SOFTWARE


Operating Systems: Languages: FORTRAN, MATLAB, C/C++ UNIX, Linux Graphics: TecPlot, DISSPLA

OPEN VMS Packages: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,

WINDOWS 10, 7, XP, 2000, NT PowerPoint, Publisher) PATENT:

LIDAR Droplet Size Monitor for In-Flight Measurement of Aircraft Engine Contrails, Droplets and Aerosols, Patent No. 5546183, Granted 13 August 1996.

Fast-Covariance Semblance Coefficient Calculations for Seismic Velocity Spectra, Provisional Patent Application, April 2020.


Darrell A. Terry … p. 4-803-***-****

Project Management Institute

American Geophysical Union

American Meteorological Society

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Session Chair: Computational Modeling, 2006-2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference

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