|EDWARD J. FREMOUW
CONSULTANT AND FOUNDER
NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.
Specialized professional competence:
- Ionospheric physics, radiowave scattering and propagation, coherent radio techniques, radiowave tomography.
- Radar Thomson scatter measurements of the ionosphere (ionospheric physics and plasma physics applications);
- Radar detection of supersonic plasma patches in the auroral ionosphere associated with infrasonic pressure waves in the lower atmosphere;
- Direction of radio and radar observations of artificial ion clouds;
- Development and implementation of experiments to measure characteristics of the ionosphere of importance to operation of coherent radio systems;
- Worldwide modeling of ionospherically produced scintillations;
- Analysis of hydrodynamic analog of nonlinear magnetoplasma instability;
- Development of and participation in multi-experiment satellite program;
- Application of geophysical inverse theory to ionospheric tomography.
Other professional experience:
- Missile-tracking and infrared engineer, Boeing;
- Chief observer, auroral physics network, U.S. Antarctic Research Program stationed at South Pole (Ammundsen-Scott) Station;
- Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, and Assistant Professor, University of Alaska;
- Physicist, Senior Physicist, and Program Manager, SRI International;
- Staff Scientist and Vice President, Physical Dynamics, Inc. (1977-1986);
- NWRA President (1986-2000), Board Chairman (2000-2002);
- Senior Research Scientist, NorthWest Research Associates (1986-2004).
- B.S. in electrical engineering (1957), Stanford University;
- M.S. in physics (1963), University of Alaska;
- Ph.D. in geophysics (1966), University of Alaska.
Publications and patents:
- Thirty-nine papers on ionospheric physics and radio propagation; one paper on radio astronomy; one paper on experimental plasma physics; author of numerous reports;
- One patent on real-time correction of timing/ranging signals for ionospheric group delay;
- Presentations and session chairman at a number of regional, national, and international meetings, including participation as national delegate; NATO/AGARD lecturer.
Professional associations and honors:
- American Geophysical Union (AGU; Excellence in Refereeing Award, 1984 & 1989);
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE);
- International Radio Science Union (URSI; Commission G);
- Co-chair, Washington State Advisory Committee on Economic Diversification;
- Profiled in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology, and Who's Who in America;
- Fremouw Peak in Antarctica named for.