RONALD H. SAPER
President and CEO
Ronald Saper has over 30 years of experience in space-based radar systems and applications, pioneering or operationalizing applications including flood surveillance and automated windfield extraction from synthetic aperture radar. In addition, Ron has participated in RADARSAT-1 orderdesk development and RADARSAT-2 mission planning tools.
As a co-owner of AstroCom Associates he is deeply involved in technical and business development for that organization, and has previously led other ventures in space-based radar consulting including Vantage Point International Inc.
Mr Saper holds a Master's degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and numerous graduate level-course in signal processing, radar, and business.
Senior Advisor - Space Systems & Electronics
Daniel Gratton has an in-depth knowledge of space-qualified electronics and the Canadian and international Earth Observation scenes. He has worked in one capacity or other on all three RADARSAT missions, and brings both industrial and private sectors perspectives. He understands the history and strategic aspects of the space-based radar and communications sectors.
Daniel is a skilled electronics engineer and manager, having previously been employed for more than 20 years at the Canadian Space Agency. Daniel has twice been honoured with the CSA Director's Award for Excellence. He has also worked for many years in private companies including Northern Telecom, SPAR Aerospace. Mr Gratton has also served as a professor at McGill University and an evaluator of grant proposals to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
FADHEL M. GHANNOUCHI
Senior Research Advisor
Fadhel M. Ghannouchi is currently a professor, Alberta Innovates, and Director of the iRadio Lab in the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His research interests are in the areas of microwaves, wireless communications, space electronics, microwave amplifiers, active antenna systems, radio signal processing and transceiver design for wireless, optical and satellite communications. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). He has published more than 900 referred papers, 6 books and holds 30 patents (5 pending). Prof. Ghannouchi is the co-founder of three university spin-off companies.