Former Analyst for U.S. Military Task Force ODIN Joins Team as Image Processing Specialist for Patent Pending Blade Optics™ Lens Technology
NexOptic Technology Corp. ("NexOptic") (OTCQB: NXOPF, TSX VENTURE: NXO) and Spectrum Optix Inc. of Calgary, Canada ("Spectrum,") and together with NexOptic, the "Companies") proudly announce that Mr. Carey Wheeler will join the Companies’ technology development team as an Image Processing specialist.
Following a long and successful career with the U.S. Army, Mr Wheeler will use his industry-leading skills in long range drone image analysis and quantitative image processing to investigate the potential for Spectrum’s patent pending Blade Optics™ technology to be applied in drones, industrial precision measurement applications, and microscopy. He will also develop sensor models and image processing methods to potentially enhance and expand applications for Blade Optics™.
Mr. Wheeler was previously assigned to U.S. Army INSCOM (Intelligence and Security Command) at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Washington, DC. He was placed on the Army GEOINT Battalion’s teaching team partnered with NGA College. Both travelling, and on campus, he successfully taught several hundred soldiers advanced geospatial intelligence analysis skills, before retiring from the U.S. Army in 2014.
During his assignment to INSCOM, Mr. Wheeler was a US Army 35G Geospatial Intelligence Analyst responsible for analysing overhead and aerial imagery developed by photographic and electronic means. Prior to his work with INSCOM, he deployed with Task Force ODIN (Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize) to Bagram Airfield, home of the U.S. Army’s Regional Command East (RC-East) headquarters in Afghanistan. While there he worked as a Full Motion Video and Imagery Analyst for the Aerial Reconnaissance Support Team (ARST). As an analyst and mission manager, Mr. Wheeler’s duties included:
- Analyst for multiple fire missions from UAS platforms, as well as laser designation for other weapons systems on multiple occasions.
- Analyst for multiple route over-watch missions within RC-East that lead to the deactivation of several IEDs.
- Analyst for multiple missions targeting High Value Targets which consisted of creating in-depth FUSION targeting products.
- Providing over-watch of assault teams while conducting raids on terrorist members to disrupt IED facilitators within RC-East.
I'm very grateful for the opportunity to work with such a talented team of professionals. I believe that the caliber of expertise in this team is unparalleled. Together we will advance the science of optics and optical image processing. I believe strongly in the technology and its potential to change how we perceive the world around us.
John Daugela, President of Spectrum Optix and Director of NexOptic, stated:
“We believe Carey’s experience with the U.S. Army Task Force ODIN, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and in the private sector working on video post-production, will be a great asset to our team in advancing Blade Optics™ into various potential imaging applications.”
Having acquired his skill-set as a 35G Geospatial Intelligence Analyst for the U.S. Army, and with his vast knowledge of sensor modelling, we look forward to Carey’s software and programming contributions in advancing our Blade Optics™ lens technology development.