FLIR Systems, Inc., headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, is the world leader in design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras. Thermal imaging provides a unique and powerful method of temperature measurement which can be especially useful for engineers developing and monitoring systems which are sensitive to temperatures. Bruce Ellison will be discussing thermal imagining theory and applications which are used at FLIR for their wide variety of thermal imaging equipment, ranging from handheld personal use devices to large, automated systems used for manufacturing, product development, and scientific research.
Our Speaker – Bruce Ellison
Mr. Ellison is currently the Design for Manufacturability Manager at FLIR Systems in Portland Oregon. He has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of high performance stabilized platforms. He has held numerous positions at FLIR including Project Manager, Systems Engineer, and Mechanical Engineering Manager. He has been responsible for the mechanical and optical architecture and manufacturing implementation of numerous Electro-Optical Turret Systems including the Ultra Media, SAFIRE, NavFLIR and HD. He has authored several papers and made numerous presentations on stabilized platforms. Mr. Ellison holds a B. S. Mechanical Engineering University of Vermont and an M. S. Mechanical Engineering University of Massachusetts.
Mr. Ellison’s prior experience includes:
Kollmorgen Corporation (Manager of Engineering Design and Analysis) - Accomplishments include the design and manufacture of three single point special purpose diamond turning machines, the CVROS (compact video rate optical scanner) and numerous telescopes for various military programs. Additionally, he developed stabilized mirror systems and analysis for submarine periscopes and gun directors and authored three papers on the subject.
Ingersoll-Rand (Mechanical Engineer) - Power tool designs for large volume manufacturing.
GTE Sylvania Defense Systems - Structural and thermal analysis for high density switching systems
Mr. Ellison holds a B. S. Mechanical Engineering University of Vermont and an M. S. Mechanical Engineering University of Massachusetts.