Roger S. Vickers, Ph.D., founded IRC in August 1998. He is currently is President and CEO and has responsibility overall for the quality and content of all work undertaken by the company. Dr. Vickers received his B. Sc (Hons) and his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Southampton University, (UK). During his Ph.D. studies he researched the design and application of digital correlators for remote sensing and analysis of acoustic signals.

His main research activities have been in the design and application of airborne remote sensors, and in particular, ultrawideband radars. Dr. Vickers has conducted high-technology surveys from aircraft platforms since 1969 and directed over 100 remote sensing projects throughout the World . As Program Director for SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), he personally spent over 2000 hours in airborne evaluation of advanced and special purpose sensors, particularly in foliage penetration and in detection of buried landmines. In his capacity as Program Director, he had total financial, staffing and management responsibility for projects in radar and optical remote sensing. The sensor applications included mapping of soil stratigraphy, detection of buried desert mine fields, buried pipes and cables, hidden toxic waste drums, and mapping of unexploded ordnance on state lands. He also managed and was Chief Scientist on a 7-year project in Indonesia developing radar techniques for mapping terrain through dense tropical forest.

Dr. Vickers received a commendation from the U.S. Air Force for his pioneering work on ultrawideband radar cross sections of stealth vehicles, and other commendations from the United States Department of Defence. He has been a consultant to NASA, the U.S. National Science Foundation and Industry, and has been called upon to advise committees for the U.S. Army Science Board, the U.S. Inspector General's Office, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and other governmental and non-governmental sponsored agencies world-wide.

In addition, Dr. Vickers was the first to successfully design and build a radar measurement system to critically evaluate the depth and density of snowpacks as well as ice thickness from an airborne platform. His research in ultra-wide band radars was later expanded to earn him an IR-100 award for automatic measurement of ice thickness in the Great Lakes and subsequent extension of the navigation season in the St. Lawrence Seaway. This was followed in 1990 by flight demonstrations of the first impulse synthetic aperture radar with foliage and ground penetration capability.

Dr. Vickers is an internationally known expert in ultrawideband radar and has chaired a number of radar symposia for SPIE and IEEE and more recently, EUROEM. In addition, he has contributed scholarly articles and reviews to peer reviewed academic journals and symposia with regard to the design and application of radar systems, and in connection therewith.

He has held Top Secret and SCI clearances, and has lead numerous projects for DARPA, US Southcom, and the Intelligence Community in conjunction with counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism. Prior to his tenure at SRI International, he was on the research staff of the Geophysics department at Stanford University where he worked in infrared spectroscopy of minerals, He later joined the faculty of Colorado State University where he taught Electrical Engineering.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and is listed in Who's Who in America.













Dr. Vickers