Brandon Dube

Brandon Dube

Optical Engineer

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


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 Bachelor’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.


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


  • B.S. in Optics, 2018

    University of Rochester



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

Exascale integrated modeling of low-order wavefront sensing and control for the Roman Coronagraph instrument

Astronomical instruments to detect exoplanets require extreme wavefront stability. For these missions to succeed, comprehensive and …

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 …