Robert J. Martineau
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Martineau received an MSEE and a PhD in physics (relativity). After teaching physics and working a number of years in the defense industry developing HgCdTe infrared detectors for missile defense programs, he joined NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. There he set up manufacturing facilities and designed, built, qualified, and delivered HgCdTe focal plane arrays for the CIRS/Cassini mission. He served as the GSFC HgCdTe detector expert on a variety of programs like GOES, MODUS, NGST, CIRS, and JWST. He retired in 2006 and returned to his first love, doing research in theoretical physics. This paper presents some of his findings from these efforts.
Astrophysics and Space science