Lawrence Klein, PhD, a consultant specializing in developing multiple sensor concepts for tactical and reconnaissance military applications, millimeter-wave and infrared sensors for homeland defense, and sensor and data fusion concepts for intelligent transportation systems. While at Hughes Aircraft Company, Dr. Klein developed missile deployment strategies and sensors used in missile guidance. As a systems manager at Aerojet ElectroSystems, he was responsible for the conceptual design and execution of programs that integrated active and passive millimeter-wave and infrared multispectral sensors in satellites and smart "fire-and-forget" weapons. He was the program manager of three Manufacturing Methods and Techniques projects that lowered the cost of millimeter-wave integrated circuits. At Honeywell, he developed passive millimeter-wave midcourse missile guidance systems and millimeter-wave sensors for mine applications.
In addition to the course text, Sensor and Data Fusion: A Tool for Information Assessment and Decision Making (SPIE, PM 138, 2010), Dr. Klein is the author of Millimeter-Wave and Infrared Multisensor Design and Signal Processing (Artech House, 1997), which describes multisensor applications, design, and performance; and Sensor Technologies and Data Requirements for ITS (Artech House, 2001), which discusses sensor applications to traffic and transportation management systems. He collaborated with colleagues to prepare a review of data fusion methods that emphasize fusion of image features that aid object tracking using particle filtering, a Bayesian technique. It appears as “Sensor and Data Fusion: Taxonomy, Challenges and Applications” in the Handbook on Soft Computing for Video Surveillance (Francis and Taylor, 2011). Dr. Klein received his PhD in electrical engineering from New York University in 1973. He is a past reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, and IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.