Brandon Dube

Brandon Dube

Optical Engineer

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Biography

Brandon Dube is an Optical Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research interests include phase retrieval and other topics in computational diffraction as well as control systems and optical design. His Batchelor’s thesis introduced a new mode of phase retrieval based on MTF measurements. His work has flight heritage on both flagship NASA missions and new space constellations.

Interests

  • Phase Retrieval
  • Wavefront Sensing
  • Control Systems
  • Optical Design

Education

  • B.S. in Optics, 2018

    University of Rochester

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Optical Engineer

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Aug 2019 – Present Pasadena, CA
Computational diffraction and modeling, testbed assembly, marriage of hardware and software.
 
 
 
 
 

Optical Engineer

Aperture Optical Sciences

Jun 2018 – Jul 2019 Meriden, CT
Assembly lead for small satellite space telescopes in volume production (a dozen+ units). Problem solver for flat optic and OAP production.
 
 
 
 
 

Co-Founter, Director of Metrology

Olaf Optical Testing

May 2015 – Aug 2019 Memphis, TN
Design and fabrication of custom instruments and associated data packages.

Recent Publications

PSD on the Shop Floor: Controlling MSF Errors and Keeping CCP Machines Honest

Computer-Controlled Finishing Technologies produce a new family of MSF errors. PSD highlights them and guides process choices for their …

How good is your lens? Assessing performance with MTF full-field displays

Modern optical systems achieve incredible resolution and require more thorough testing. We present a method of evaluating and …

MTF Full-Field Displays for Camera Lenses

Modern optical systems achieve record resolution and require more thorough testing. We outline a method of measuring the performance of …