Colleagues

John M. Green – Xiomas President / Principal Investigator
John Green is a Xiomas co-owner and founder. He has worked in the airborne imaging business for 20+ years as a product engineer and business developer, mostly for Argon ST (formerly Daedalus Enterprises). Green has been involved in the development and operation of a number of instruments in use throughout the world including the MODIS Airborne Simulator (MAS) operated by NASA Ames Research Center, the MIVIS hyperspectral sensor operated by CNR in Italy, the Large Area Fast Spectrometer operated by the U.S. Marines, and the Airborne Multispectral Scanner operated by the U.S. DoD.

David B. Rein – Xiomas Software Engineer
Dave Rein is a Xiomas co-owner, founder, and computer engineer. He has 35 years of experience in the design and development of data acquisition and airborne imaging systems. Rein’s areas of expertise include: development of real time imbedded controllers, image processing, HW/SW interface programming, and DSP/FPGA software engineering. Rein received a BS EE from the University of Michigan in 1971.

Mike Coffman – Xiomas Controller and Compliance Officer
Mike Coffman has an over 30-year career of holding controller positions in the software, aviation, and equipment rental industries. Coffman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University, a Master of Science degree in accounting from Walsh College, and a second Master of Science degree in finance from Walsh College. During his time away from work he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and son at their cabin in northern Michigan.

Tom Ryan – Xiomas Optical Engineer
Tom Ryan has 30+ years of designing optical and opto-mechanical devices. Ryan has a BS in Physics and Astronomy (double major) from the University of Michigan, 1976, and is proficient in Zemax Optical Design, FRED Stray Light Analysis, Solid Edge Mechanical CAD Design, Femap with NX Nastran FEA Program. Ryan has extensive experience with making, testing, and assembling optics and optical assemblies including experience developing optical systems for space-based instruments.

Nate Schambach – Xiomas Systems Engineer
Nate Schambach has seven years of work experience in system, product, and mechanical engineering. Schambach has a double-major BS in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Johns Hopkins University and an MSE in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Management from the University of Michigan. His proficiencies include Simulation and Optimization, 3D Design and Analysis, and Mechatronics Testing.

Fred Osterwisch – Principal Investigator Emeritus
Fred Osterwisch serves in a consulting role in the areas of customer liaison, proposal development, and staff mentoring. Osterwisch began his career at the U of M Willow Run Labs six decades ago and moved on from there to several positions at Daedalus Enterprises as the Engineering Group Manager, Director of Operations, and as the Principal Investigator on three NASA-funded SBIR research projects, developing multispectral and hyperspectral airborne sensors. In 2011 Osterwisch transitioned the former Daedalus Enterprises into DaedalusScanners LLC where he served as President until his semi-retirement in 2023.

Eamonn Reilly – Xiomas Aerospace Engineer Intern
Eamonn Reilly is currently a student at the University of Michigan where he anticipates receiving a BSE in Aerospace Engineering (with a minor in Mathematics) in May 2024. He has developing skills in 3D Modeling; Analysis and Simulation using STAR-CCM+ via STAR=CAT5, AVL, XFOIL and MFOIL and Simulink; Programming and Data Analysis using MATLAB, C/C++.

Collaborators

WMD
Welch Mechanical Designs is a leading optomechanical engineering company specializing in the design and manufacture of high-precision optics.

ThinGap
ThinGap ring motors facilitate compact & cost saving system integration.

Exo-Space (Sidus Space)
Sidus Space is a vertically integrated space and defense-as-a-service company providing low-cost, rapidly scalable, customized solutions and services across the space domain.

UMBC (Dr. Charles Ichoku)
Dr. Charles Ichoku, Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Director of GESTAR II, specializes in Earth Observation and Climatology, Wildfires and Emissions, Atmospheric Composition and Radiation, African Environment and Water Cycle.

Resonon
Resonon has been designing and building hyperspectral imaging systems for over 20 years. Our hyperspectral imagers are used around the world in factories, laboratories, underwater, on the ground, in the air, and soon, in low Earth orbit (launch scheduled for 2025). Our integrated hardware and software systems produce high-quality data to stimulate new insights and solve challenging problems.

QmagiQ
With over 80 years of collective opto-electronic design, fabrication and test experience, QmagiQ is the world’s leading supplier of Quantum Well infrared Photodetector (QWIP) Focal Plane Arrays with an emphsis on reliable delivery, high performance and aggressive pricing.

INO
INO is the largest centre of expertise in optics and photonics in Canada and is among the most highly-rated technological research centers in the world.

Quantum Spatial (NV5 Geospatial)
NV5 Geospatial is North America’s largest full-service geospatial solutions company. Our comprehensive capabilities encompass the acquisition, analysis, integration, and management of geospatial data. We offer a diverse portfolio of advanced imaging and remote sensing technologies, backed by powerful modeling, visualization, and GIS tools.

ST Airborne
ST Airborne Systems is a world leader in providing airborne maritime surveillance systems that combine a cost-effective and field-proven sensor suite with latest tehchnology software to achieve excellent usability and user-friendliness.

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