John C. Curlander

John C. Curlander
John C. Curlander
Baltimore, MD, USA
Associated organizations
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Fields of study
IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Paper Award


John C. Curlander was born in Baltimore, MD in 1954. He received the B.S.E.E. (with honors) and M.S.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO in 1976 and 1977, respectively. He attended the University of Southern California for the Ph.D. degree.

From 1977 to 1978 he was with the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences in Boulder, where he worked in the area of high speed digital communication systems. In 1980 he joined the Radar Signal Processing Research Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. There his work has centered on research in the area of synthetic-aperture radar digital image processing. He was systems engineer for the Shuttle Imaging Radar (SIR-B) project and was group supervisor of the Radar Digital Processing Group responsible for development ofthe SIR-B image correlation software.

Mr. Curlander is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He has received the NASA Achievement Award for his contributions to the development of the SEASAT SAR Digital Processor.