About SCC

Exelis Space Computer Corporation solves information-processing problems associated with advanced sensor systems. Our specialty is the full exploitation of hyperspectral sensor data.

Since beginning operations in 1987, our customer base has grown to include many research laboratories and agencies withing the Department of Defense, NASA, other government organizations, and many commercial and industrial firms.

Offices and Facilities

Our main office and laboratory facilities are located in West Los Angeles, California, a short distance from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). We also maintain satellite offices in Dayton, Ohio and Columbia, Maryland.

Our in-house resources include several high-speed processing platforms running various code development tools, and an extensive library of Exelis SCC-developed signal and image processing routines, hyperspectral image visualization tools, and hyperspectral detection algorithms.

Our laboratory facilities are equipped for the design, assembly and test of real-time processor hardware and related specialized electronics.

As a supplement to our in-house capabilities, we utilize specialized services from an experienced group of vendors and subcontractors.

Key Personnel

Standing left to right: Scott Beaven, Pierre Villeneuve and William Schaff. Seated: Alan Stocker.

Alan D. Stocker
Mr. Stocker has over 20 years of experience in developing algorithms and software for sensor signal processing applications. At Space Computer Corporation he has been a principal investigator on a number of recent and ongoing multi- and hyperspectral sensor projects. These include the DARPA-sponsored MUSIC, MSSP, HMD, and MSET programs, the Navy JMSP, DarkHORSE, and WarHORSE projects, and the LLNL HIRIS program. On these programs he has developed and implemented many innovative processing techniques for spectral image calibration, image registration, hyperspectral data visualization, target detection and discrimination, spectral unmixing, and spectral change analysis. He has provided field data analysis support to several hyperspectral infrared data-collection experiments, and directed the development of multiple airborne and ground-based data processors. He holds an M.S.E.E. degree from Stanford University.

William E. Schaff
Mr. Schaff has worked in the design of real-time signal processing systems for over 25 years. During that time he has developed digital receivers, ASIC chips, and multirate processors for various applications. He currently leads SCC's group that designs and delivers systems for collecting, calibrating, processing, and archiving hyperspectral sensor data. These systems include AHI, DarkHORSE, WarHORSE, TRIPS, CRISTAL, HiLITE, and COMPASS. Mr. Schaff holds an M.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University.

Pierre V. Villeneuve
Dr. Villeneuve has worked in the area of remote sensing for over 15 years. From 1996 until 1999 he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Space and Remote Sensing Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His current technical activities include hyperspectral gas plume detection, remote-sensing phenomenology, data analysis, and algorithm development. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Scott G. Beaven
Dr. Beaven has worked in the area of remote sensing since 1990. From 1990-1995 he was a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Kansas Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory, and from 1995-2000 he was with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego, where, among other activities, he served as Program Manager for real-time target detection and recognition under DARPA's Adaptive Spectral Reconnaissance Program (ASRP). Since he joined Space Computer Corporation, Dr. Beaven's work has focused on adaptive detection methods for hyperspectral image data. This work has been carried out under various programs sponsored bye DARPA, NVESD, and the High-Performance Computing Modernization Office (HPCMO). Dr. Beaven holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Kevin White
Mr. White has over 25 years of experience in operations, engineering, and training for complex systems. His primary interest area is simplifying the man-machine interface to optimize operational results while reducing the potential for human error. Mr. White has extensive experience in all phases of the instructional systems design (ISD) process, having managed teams of professional trainers in the application of the ISD process to technical training programs that engage trainees on a full-time basis for several months. He provided input on the design of SCC’s ARCHER user interface, designed and developed the training programs for the ARCHER and ARCHER Field Spectrometer programs, and is the principal instructor for those courses. Mr. White holds a B.S.N.E from the University of Virginia .

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