Glen Sanders is a Sr. Fellow in Honeywell’s Aerospace Advanced Technology Group, and the Chief Systems Engineer of the Strategic Sensors Group of Honeywell Defense and Space located in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an internationally recognized researcher in the area of fiber optic sensors, and served as the Technical Chair of the 18th International Conference on Fiber Optic Sensors. He has served as a member of the Technical Program Committee and International Steering Committee for over 20 years combined. Glen received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 1983 and has worked at Honeywell a total of 27 years. At Honeywell, he led the original high performance fiber optic gyro effort which led to major applications in precision space platform stabilization, submarine navigation, and other precision guidance. Glen was also a founder of the spin-off company, NxtPhase, aimed at commercialization of fiber optic current sensors for the electric power industry. There he was a recipient of the R&D 100 Award, of R&D Magazine, for one of the top new products of 2002. Glen has approximately 75 US patents, and has authored over 40 technical papers. Glen’s most recent development activity has been in the advancement of next generation optical-resonator sensors, including resonator fiber optic gyros. This exciting new lightweight, small-sized technology could have a major impact in navigation using band-gap guiding fibers, and has applications in chemical, biological, and radiological sensing.
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