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Doug Olsen joined UMAC at the University of North Dakota in March of 1997 and served as project manager for a number of efforts before beginning development of AEROCam and AgCam in the spring of 2001. Doug works closely with NASA representatives, with students and faculty in the UND School of Engineering and Mines in the design, development, and test of AEROCam and AgCam, and with UMAC faculty and staff to ensure the sensor systems meet scientific objectives and the needs of the end users of the data. As Associate Director, Doug helps direct activities of AEROCam, the Geospatial Laboratory, and various other elements of the Center.
Prior to joining UMAC, Doug worked as a systems engineer and project manager at Hughes STX (now Raytheon) at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Projects included design and test of software systems on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and a series of Small Explorer spacecraft, as well as environmental testing of various sensors onboard TRMM. Previous experience includes design and test of avionics systems for both military commercial aircraft in Los Angeles and Seattle, respectively.
Doug received an M.S. degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo ND, and grew up on a farm in northeastern North Dakota.