Dr. Hanna Haskett

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hanna Haskett

Dr. Haskett has over 25 years of experience in research and development of defense systems focusing on Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications. These capabilities enable data sharing at the tactical level by synchronizing geospatial information and standards across the Army allowing the development of enterprise-enabled systems for the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD). Information sharing capabilities enhance the situation awareness and the survivability of the warfighter in theaters of operations such as Afghanistan and Iraq and other hostile environments. She regularly interacted with NATO as the subject matter expert serving on numerous technical panels.  Her current focus has extended to include Human Terrain Systems and cultural issues and influences.  With her extensive experience in image and signal processing across spectral sensing technologies for large data applications, she led many large projects across Department of Defense agencies supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Rapid Equipping Force (REF), and the Joint IED Defeat Office (JIEDDO). 

 During her 15-year tenure at Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) as a Principal Scientist, Dr. Haskett gained hands-on experience in the development, implementation, test, and evaluation of wide area, space based, and high altitude advanced sensor technologies.  Dr. Haskett developed significant experience with night vision (Electrical Optical and Infrared, EO/IR) and electronic sensors advanced technologies for remote sensing applications. Her extensive experience in image/signal processing, and sensor fusion techniques for time critical target detection resulted in patents and numerous published research papers. 

Dr. Haskett has published over twenty technical papers published as a principle investigator and author, focusing on advanced sensor night vision technologies for wide area search, space-based, high altitude and ground-to-ground tactical applications extending to mine and minefield detection systems. She has made hundreds of oral presentations to subject matter experts across technical arenas, high-level government executives and military General Officers. In addition, she has successfully negotiated multiple Foreign Military Sale (FMS) cases with multiple foreign countries and is highly experienced in this arena. 

Dr. Haskett holds a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Colorado in 1986 and 1988, respectively and a PhD from George Mason University 2000. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

EDUCATION

BSEE, MSEE University of Colorado

PhD, George Mason University

MEMBERSHIPS

Advisory Board Member for the Synetic Theater

Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu
Engineering National Honor Societies

PATENTS

ARES Method of Sub-Pixel Target Detection
Patent Number 6282301

Hyperspectral Discriminnation Sequential Alg.
Patent Pending

PUBLICATIONS

Hanna T. Haskett, Donald A. Reago, Jr., “Advanced EO/IR Sensor Airborne Minefield Performance Bounds”, Proceedings of National Military Sensing Symposium, Washington D.C., October 2003.

Hanna T. Haskett, Ronald R. Rupp, “Statistical Analysis of Polarization Responses for Landmines in Various Solar Angles and Backgrounds using Airborne Laser Imagery”, Proceedings of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII, Vol. 4742, April 2002

Hanna T. Haskett, Ronald R. Rupp, “Landmine Detection Performance Bounds in Various Background using Airborne 808 nm Laser Imagery”, Proceedings of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VII, Vol. 4742, April 2002.

Hanna T. Haskett, Dallas Barr, “Effect of Solar Interference and Laser Power Needed for Mine Detection in Specular and Diffuse Backgrounds”, Proceedings of Military Sensing Symposia on Active E-O Systems, April 2002.

Hanna T. Haskett, Ronald R. Rupp, Timothy Moore “Solar Contribution Analysis and Mine Performance Validation for Lightweight Airborne Minefield Detection (LAMD) System”, Proceedings of MSS on Active E-O Systems, April 2002.

Hanna T. Haskett, Donald A. Reago, R. Legault, “Identification of Optimum Bands in 3 to 5um Region for Lightweight Airborne Multispectral Mine Detection(LAMD) System”, Proceedings of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, Vol. 4394, April 2001.

Hanna T. Haskett, Donald A. Reago, Ronald R. Rupp, “Detectability of Buried Mines in 3 to 5um and 8 to 12um Regions for Various Soils and Burial Durations”, Proceedings of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, Vol. 4394, April 2001.

Hanna T. Haskett and Tom Donzelli, “Minefield Performance for Lightweight Airborne Minefield Detection (LAMD) System”, Proceedings of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets VI, Vol. 4394, April 2001.

Hanna T. Haskett, and T. J. Broach, “Mine Fusion Detection Performance using Ground Penetrating Radars and Metal Detectors”, Proceedings of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V, Vol. 4038, April 2000.

Hanna T. Haskett, Ronald R. Rupp and Tim Moore, “Quantitative Performance of Buried Mine Reflectance Hyperspectral Signatures”, Proceedings of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V, Vol. 4038, April 2000.

Hanna T. Haskett and J. Thomas Broach, “Automatic Mine Detection Algorithm using Ground Penetration Radar Signatures”, Proceedings of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, Vol. 3710, April 1999.

Hanna T. Haskett, Arun K. Sood, and Muhammad K. Habib, “Complexity of Confidence Level Optimization in Sequential Automatic Target Detection of Hyperspectral System”, Proceedings of SPIE on Automatic Target Recognition XI, Vol. 479, April 2001. * Also Invited talk in the 53rd Automatic Target Recognition Working Group (ATRWG), Oct. 1999.

Hanna T. Haskett, Arun K. Sood, and Muhammad K. Habib, “Hyperspectral Target Detection using Sequential Approach “, Proceedings of SPIE on Automatic Target Recognition, Vol. 3718, April 1999.

Hanna T. Haskett and Arun K. Sood, “Trade-off studies of detection performance versus number of spectral reflective bands of hyperspectral imagery”, Proceedings of SPIE on Algorithms for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imagery IV, Vol. 3372, April 1998.

Hanna T. Haskett and Arun K. Sood, “Computational Complexities and Spectral Regions Trade-off Studies using Hyperspectral Imagery”, Proceedings of 3rd Nato-Iris Joint Symposium on Innovation in Military and Security Sensing, Oct. 1998.

Hanna T. Haskett and Arun K. Sood, “Aided/Automatic Target Detection using Reflective Hyperspectral Imagery for Airborne Applications”, Proceedings of IRIS on Camouflage, Concealment and Deception, December 1998.

Hanna T. Haskett and Arun K. Sood, “Adaptive Real-Time Endmember Selection Algorithm for Sub-Pixel Target Detection Using Hyperspectral Data”, Proceedings of IRIS on Camouflage, Concealment and Deception, October 1997.

Hanna T. Haskett and Arun K. Sood, “Spectral-Spatial Automatic Target Detection Using Hyperspectral Imagery”, Proceedings of International Symposium On Spectral Sensing Research, December 1997.