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William Wolfgang Arrasmith

Professor | Computer Engineering and Sciences

Senior Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Physics | Systems Engineering

Contact Information

warrasmi@fit.edu
(321) 674-8818
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 306

Educational Background

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech 1983
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico 1991
Ph.D. Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH 1995

Professional Experience

Dr. Arrasmith is currently a professor in the Department of Engineering Systems at FIT. He has 20 years experience with government research and development programs and has had extensive exposure to electro-optical, infrared, and laser detection systems.

Prior to his position at Florida Tech, Dr. Arrasmith served as Program Manager of Physics and Electronics at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in Washington DC. In 1997 he moved to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland to teach courses in Engineering and Linear Adaptive Optics. Dr. Arrasmith was then reassigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) at Patrick Air Force Base where he became Chief of the Systems and Technology Division. He was later appointed Division Chief for the Advanced Science and Technology Division of the AFTAC and remained in the position until joining Florida Tech in 2003.

Current Courses

SYS5310 - Systems Engineering Prinicples

SYS5385 - Lifecycle Cost Estimation

SYS5380 - Systems Engineering Design Project

SYS5360 - Electro-Optical (EO)/Infrared (IR) Systems Engineering

SYS5420 - Systems Architecture Fundamentals

Selected Publications

Book: William W. Arrasmith, Systems Engineering and Analysis of Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems, 2nd Ed., 2 Volumes, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis), under contract/in progress, October 2025 (1400 pages).

Book: William W. Arrasmith, Systems Engineering and Analysis of Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis), published, April 2015 (802 pages).

Patent:  METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MODIFIED WAVELENGTH DIVERSITY IMAGE COMPENSATION (filed 27 FEB 2013).

Provisional Patent: METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING TURBULENCE COMPENSATED COLOR IMAGES (filed 12 March 2012)

Provisional Patent: METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MODIFIED WAVELENGTH DIVERSITY IMAGE COMPENSATION (filed 27 February 2012)

Patent:  High speed diversity-based imaging method for parallel atmospheric turbulence compensation (4 March,2010)

Provisional Patent:  High speed unconventional imaging method for parallel atmospheric turbulence compensation and adaptive image processing (submitted, 17 April 2008).

Provisional Patent:  Imaging System for atmospheric turbulence compensation and adaptive image processing, filed 20 July 2006.

Recent (< 2 years) Publications  (50+ Books/Patents/Papers)

W. Arrasmith, “Diversity-based Atmospheric Turbulence Compensation for Incoherent Imaging

         Systems using a New Well Optimized Linear Finder Methodology,” Universal

         Journal of Lasers, Optics, Photonics, and Sensors, July 2021.

T. Coon, W. Arrasmith, “Performance of a real-time atmospheric turbulence compensation

         methodology operating on aberrations modeled with Von Karman statistics,” Universal

         Journal of Lasers, Optics, Photonics, and Sensors, July 2021.

E. He, W. Arrasmith, “Well Optimized Linear Finder (WOLF) Atmospheric Turbulence

         Compensation (ATC) computational speed improvement through the adoption of parallel,

         pre-calculated constant complex exponential phase difference chains,” Universal

         Journal of Lasers, Optics, Photonics, and Sensors, July 2021.

Y. Xin, W. Arrasmith, “Order Analysis Comparison between traditional Fourier Transform-based

         atmospheric turbulence compensation methods and new Well Optimized Linear Finder

         Methodology,” Universal Journal of Lasers, Optics, Photonics, and Sensors, July 2021.

E. Coots, W. Arrasmith, “Infrasound to Optics: System Noise Reduction Using New M.I.D.A.S.

         Filter With Wavelet-based Pre-Processor,” Universal Journal of Lasers, Optics, Photonics,

         and Sensors, July 2021.

 

 

 

 

Recognition & Awards

 

Selected Service, Recognition, Honors, and Professional Memberships

 

Service         

     - Systems Engineering Program Coordinator                                         2022 – present

     - Sensors, Imaging, and Detection Concepts

            Scientific Committee, International Scientific Conference on            2021 – present

            Lasers, Optics, Photonics, and Sensors (LOPS 2022)

       - International Scientific Advisory Board for the International               2021 – present

             Congress on Optics, Electronics, and Opto-electronics (ICOEO

             2021), Xi’an, China, 5-7 Nov 2021

         - Universal Journal of Lasers, Optics, Photonics, and Sensors              2021 – present    

              Editorial Board

         - Reviewer, MDPI Journals (14 Journal Papers)                                   2020 – present

          - Journal of Physics for Advanced Applications                                   2020 – present

               Editorial Board

           - Faculty Senate (President for FALL13 – SPG14)                               2010 – 2018

           - Information Technology Executive Committee                                 2016 – 2018 

            - Faculty Senate Founder/Chair of Technology, Resources,                 2016 – 2018

                 and Infrastructure Committee

            - Faculty Senate Excellence Committee                                           2014 – 2017

            - College of Engineering Promotion Committee                                2014 – Present

            - President, Space Coast Asian American Fellowship                         2009 - Present

             - College of Engineering Council member                                        2005 - Present

              - Florida Tech Graduate Council member                                        2004 - 2009       

              - Optical Society Technical Chair for Remote Sensing, of                 1998 - 2002

                   Air, Space, and Earth                                                      

 

Keynote Speaker (Invited), “High-speed, High-accuracy Direct General Transfer Function

              Estimation Using a new Well-Optimized Linear Finder (WOLF) Method with

              Application to Diversity-based Atmospheric Turbulence Compensated Imaging

              Systems,” International Scientific Conference on Lasers, Optics, Photonics, and

              Sensors 2021, June 12-14, 2021, Orlando, FL, USA.

Chair, Special Session on Advanced Signal and Image Processing Methods, International

             Scientific Conference on Lasers, Optics, Photonics, and Sensors 2021, June 12-14,

             2021, Orlando, FL, USA

Keynote Speaker (Invited), “General method for direct transfer function estimation using

            parallel, non-redundant, complex exponential phase difference chains, with

            applications to high-speed, high-spatial resolution atmospheric turbulence

            compensated imaging systems,” 5th International Conference on Theoretical and

            Applied Physics, July 2, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Conference Moderator, 5th International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics, July 2

            – 3, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Wireless and Optical

            Communications (ICWOC) and International Conference on Opto-electronics and

            Information Processing (ICOIP), July 7 – 9, 2017, Singapore.

Keynote Speaker (Invited), International Conference on Opto-electronics and Information

            Processing (ICOIP), July 7 – 9, 2017, Singapore.

Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications

            (ICWOC),  4 – 6 June, 2016, Beijing, China

Conference Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Systems Engineering

           and Modeling, 18-19 May, 2015, Rome, Italy.

Conference Session Chair, International Conference on Systems Engineering and Modeling,

            22 – 24 May, 2014, Paris, France.

Conference Session Chair, International Technology, Education, and Development Conference,

            Experiences in Engineering Education (I), 7 – 9 March, 2011, Valencia, Spain.

Conference Session Chair, The Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation,

            Atmospherics and Propagation, 18-24 July 1999, Denver CO.

Conference Session Chair, “Signal Recovery and Synthesis VI Topical Meeting”, OSA, 9-11

            June, 1998, Kona, HI.

Conference Co-chair, “Image Reconstruction and Restoration, International Symposium on

         Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation,” 27 July-1 Aug 1997, San Diego, CA.

Panel Member, “Sensing the World Around Us”, 1998 Optical Society of America 

Conference Chair, "Smart Sensors for Space Applications," AIAA, 23-25 September, 1997,

          Huntsville, AL.

Workshop Chair, “Smart Sensors for Space and Airborne Applications,” 20-21 November 1996,

           Albuquerque, NM.

Honors   

National Academy of Inventors (FIT Founding Member)                                    (2017)

President’s Excellence in Service Award (Florida Tech)                                      (2013, 2014)

Gavel Award, Florida Tech                                                                                (2014)

 

Professional Memberships  

National Academy of Inventors

Phi Kappa Phi

Tau Beta Pi   

Society of American Military Engineers

National Society of Scabbard and Blade

National Honor Society

ASEE

Research & Project Interests

Dr. Arrasmith's research interests include:

  • Theoretical and Applied Adaptive Optics (AO) and Atmospheric Turbulence Compensation (ATC) methods
  • Unconventional Imaging Principles and Applications
  • Advanced Sensing, Imaging, and Detection Concepts
  • Electro-Optic (EO) and Infrared (IR) Systems Engineering
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