10 July 1998
Heaton will spend the coming academic year at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore examining methods for improving the image products from space-borne interferometers used to collect high-resolution data from objects in space. He will also study requirements for space-based demonstrations to reduce technology risks in a proposed joint NASA/Air Force program.
Employed by the Laboratory since 1977, Heaton has a Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., and is a member of APL's Principal Professional Staff, the Laboratory's highest professional classification. He is a member of the editorial board of the Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest and a member of the Optical Society of America.
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