Dr. Santasri R Bose-Pillai
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Santasri Bose-Pillai received her PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Optics in 2008 and her M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2005, both from New Mexico State University. She received her B.S.E.E with honors from Jadavpur University, India in 2000. Currently she is a Research Assistant Professor at AFIT's Center for Directed Energy within the Engineering Physics department. Dr. Bose-Pillai's research interests include propagation and imaging through atmosphere, telescope pointing and tracking, generation of partially coherent sources that can be useful for directed energy applications and laser communications. She is a senior member of SPIE and a regular member of OSA and DEPS. Prior to joining AFIT, Dr. Bose-Pillai worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Optical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Education

Ph.D.               Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 2008       

M.S.                Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 2005

B.E. (Honors)  Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University (India), 2000

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, Jack E. McCrae, Christopher A. Rice, Ryan A. Wood, Connor E. Murphy, and Steven T. Fiorino, "Estimation of atmospheric turbulence using differential motion of extended features in time-lapse imagery", Optical Engineering, vol. 57, no. 10, 104108 (14 pp.), Oct 2018, doi: 10.1117/1.OE.57.10.104108.

Milo W. Hyde, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, and Olga Korotkova, "Monte Carlo simulations of three-dimensional electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources," Optics Express, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 2303-2313, Feb 2018, doi: 10.1364/OE.26.002303.

Milo W. Hyde IV, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, Xifeng Xiao, and David G. Voelz, “Physical realization of Schell-model sources using a fast steering mirror,”Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 2731-2735, Nov 2017, doi: 10.1002/mop.30818.

Milo W. Hyde, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, and Ryan A. Wood, “Synthesis of non-uniformly correlated partially coherent sources using a deformable mirror,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 111, no. 10, 101106 (5 pp.), Sep 2017, doi: 10.1063/1.4994669.

Milo W. Hyde IV, and Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, “Fresnel spatial filtering of quasi-homogenous sources for wave optics simulations,” Optical Engineering, vol. 56, no. 8, 083107 (7 pp.), Aug 2017, doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.8.083107.

Milo W. Hyde IV, and Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, “Partially coherent sources with circular coherence: comment,” Optics Letters, vol. 42, no. 16, pp. 3084-3084, Aug 2017, doi: 10.1364/OL.42.003084.

Jack E. McCrae, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, and Steven T. Fiorino, "Estimation of turbulence from time-lapse imagery," Optical Engineering, vol. 56, no. 7, 071504 (9 pp.), Jul 2017, doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.7.071504.

Russell C. Hardie, Jonathan D. Power, Daniel A. LeMaster, Douglas R. Droege, Szymon Gladysz, Santasri Bose-Pillai, "Simulation of anisoplanatic imaging through optical turbulence using numerical wave propagation with new validation analysis,” Optical Engineering, vol. 56, no. 7, 071502 (9 pp.), Jul 2017, doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.7.071502.

Noah R. Van Zandt, Milo W. Hyde IV, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, David G. Voelz, Xifeng Xiao, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Synthesizing time-evolving partially-coherent Schell-model sources,” Optics Communications, vol. 387, pp. 377-384, Mar 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.optcom.2016.10.055.

Xifeng Xiao, David G. Voelz, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, and Milo W. Hyde, "Modeling random screens for predefined electromagnetic Gaussian–Schell model sources," Optics Express, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 3656-3665, Feb 2017, doi: 10.1364/OE.25.003656.

M. W. Hyde IV, S. Bose-Pillai, X. Xiao, and D. G. Voelz, “A fast and efficient method for producing partially coherent sources,” Journal of Optics, vol. 19, no. 2, 025601 (6 pp.), Feb 2017, doi:10.1088/2040-8986/19/2/025601.

Milo W. Hyde, Santasri Bose-Pillai, David G. Voelz, and Xifeng Xiao, “Generation of Vector Partially Coherent Optical Sources Using Phase-Only Spatial Light Modulators,” Phys. Rev. Applied, vol. 6, no. 6, 064030 (12 pp.), Dec 2016, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.6.064030.

Santasri Basu, Jack E. McCrae, Steven T. Fiorino, and Jared Przelomski, “Estimation of temporal variations in path-averaged atmospheric refractive index gradient from time-lapse imagery,” Optical Engineering, vol. 55, no. 9, 090503 (4 pp.), Sep 2016, doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.9.090503.

Milo W. Hyde IV, and Santasri Basu, “Two spatial light modulator system for laboratory simulation of random beam propagation in random media: comment,” Applied Optics, vol. 55, no. 21, pp. 5596-5597, Jul 2016, doi: 10.1364/ AO.55.005596.

Milo W. Hyde IV, Santasri Basu, David G. Voelz, and Xifeng Xiao, “Generating partially coherent Schell-model sources using a modified phase screen approach,” Optical Engineering, vol. 54, no. 12, 120501 (5 pp.), Dec 2015, doi: 10.1117/1.OE.54.12.120501.

Milo W. Hyde IV, Santasri Basu, David G. Voelz, and Xifeng Xiao, “Experimentally generating any desired partially-coherent Schell-model source using phase-only control,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 118, no. 9, 093102 (10 pp.), Sep 2015, doi: 10.1063/1.4929811.

M. W. Hyde IV, S. Basu, X. Xiao, and D. G. Voelz, “Producing any desired far-field mean irradiance pattern using a partially-coherent Schell-model source,” Journal of Optics, vol. 17, no. 5, 055607 (6 pp.), May 2015, doi: 10.1088/2040-8978/17/5/055607.

Milo W. Hyde IV, Santasri Basu, and Jason D. Schmidt, “Two-dimensional simulation of optical wave propagation through atmospheric turbulence,” Optics Letters, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 233-236, Jan 2015, doi: 10.1364/OL.40.000233.

Santasri Basu, Milo W. Hyde IV, Xifeng Xiao, David G. Voelz, and Olga Korotkova, “Computational approaches for generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources,” Optics Express, vol. 22, no. 26, pp. 31691-31707, Dec 2014, doi: 10.1364/OE.22.031691.

Milo W. Hyde IV, Santasri Basu, Mark F. Spencer, Salvatore J. Cusumano, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Physical optics solution for the scattering of a partially-coherent wave from a statistically rough material surface,” Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 6807-6825, Mar 2013, doi: 10.1364/OE.21.006807.

Santasri Basu, Milo W. Hyde IV, Salvatore J. Cusumano, Michael A. Marciniak, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Examining the validity of using a Gaussian Schell-model source to model the scattering of a fully coherent Gaussian beam from a rough impedance surface,” Optical Engineering, vol. 52, no. 3, 038001 (9 pp.), Mar 2013, doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.3.038001.

Noah R. Van Zandt, Salvatore J. Cusumano, Richard J. Bartell, Santasri Basu, Jack E. McCrae, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Comparison of coherent and incoherent laser beam combination for tactical engagements,” Optical Engineering, vol. 51, no. 10, 104301 (19 pp.), Oct 2012, doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.10.104301.

Santasri Basu, David Voelz, and Deva K. Borah, “Fade statistics of a ground-to-satellite optical link in the presence of lead-ahead and aperture mismatch,” Applied Optics, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 1274-1287, Mar 2009, doi: 10.1364/ AO.48.001274.

Santasri Basu and David Voelz, “Tracking in a ground-to-satellite optical link: effects due to lead-ahead and aperture mismatch, including temporal tracking response,” JOSA A, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1594-1608, Jul 2008, doi: 10.1364/ JOSAA.25.001594.

Deva K. Borah, David Voelz, and Santasri Basu, “Maximum-likelihood estimation of a laser system pointing parameters by use of return photon counts,” Applied Optics, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 2504-2509, Apr 2006, doi: 10.1364/ AO.45.002504.

 

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

S.T. Fiorino, S.R. Bose-Pillai, and K.J. Keefer, "In-Situ, Field Profiling of Turbulence Conservative Passive Scalars Using 3D Sonic Anemometers," 13th Annual Directed Energy Systems Symposium, Portsmouth, VA, September 2018.

J. E. Schmidt, S.T. Fiorino, S. Bose-Pillai, B. Elmore, K.J. Keefer, and J. Bills, "Combining HPC and 4D Weather Cubes for Practical DE Decision Aids and System Performance Trades," 13th Annual Directed Energy Systems Symposium, Portsmouth, VA, September 2018.

J. McCrae, S.T. Fiorino, and S. Bose-Pillai, “Profiling Atmospheric Turbulence with Moon Imagery," 13th Annual Directed Energy Systems Symposium, Portsmouth, VA, September 2018.

S. R. Bose-Pillai, J. McCrae, C. Rice, and S.T. Fiorino, “First Look at Profiling Atmospheric Turbulence along a Path using the Hartmann Turbulence Sensor," 13th Annual Directed Energy Systems Symposium, Portsmouth, VA, September 2018.

Jack E. McCrae, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, Christopher A. Rice, and Steven T. Fiorino, "Global tilt removal on a Hartmann turbulence sensor ", Proc. SPIE 10770, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans VII, 107700V (18 Sep 2018).

Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, Jack E. McCrae, Matthew D. Wilson, Andrew L. Back, Christopher A. Rice, and Steven T. Fiorino, "Profiling of atmospheric turbulence along a path using two beacons and a Hartmann turbulence sensor", Proc. SPIE 10772, Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2018 ,107720C, (18 Sep 2018).

Sukanta Basu, Santasri Bose-Pillai, Steven Fiorino, and Jack McCrae, "Evaluating a Coupled Mesoscale Modeling and Ray Tracing Framework over an Urban Area," in Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest (online) (OSA, 2018),paper PW3H.3.

Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, Jack E. McCrae, Ryan A. Wood, Connor E. Murphy, Christopher A. Rice, Steven T. Fiorino, "Characterizing atmospheric turbulence over long paths using time-lapse imagery", Proc. SPIE 10650, Long-Range Imaging III, 106500A (11 May 2018).

Jack E. McCrae, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, Steven T. Fiorino, and Milo W. Hyde IV, “Improved Filtering of Source Plane Tilts for Optical Propagation Simulations,” 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 3-10 Mar 2018.

Jack E. McCrae, Connor E. Murphy, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, Christopher A. Rice, and Steven T. Fiorino, “The Influence of Wind on Anisotropy in Optical Turbulence,” 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 3-10 Mar 2018.

Santasri Bose-Pillai, Jack McCrae, Christopher Rice, and Steven Fiorino, “Characterizing atmospheric turbulence over long paths using time-lapse imagery,” 20th Annual DEPS S+T Symposium, Oxnard, CA, 26 Feb – 02 Mar, 2018.

Jack McCrae, Santasri Bose-Pillai, Christopher Rice, and Steven Fiorino, “Analysis of Tilt Removed Hartmann Turbulence Sensor Data,” 20th Annual DEPS S+T Symposium, Oxnard, CA, 26 Feb – 02 Mar, 2018.

Steven Fiorino, Kevin Keefer, Jack McCrae, and Santasri Bose-Pillai, “Advantages of Quantifying Velocity Structure Function, Cv2 to Infer Refractive Structure Function, Cn2,” 20th Annual DEPS S+T Symposium, Oxnard, CA, 26 Feb – 02 Mar, 2018.

Santasri Bose-Pillai, Jack McCrae, and Steven Fiorino, “Estimation of turbulence parameters from time-lapse imagery,” in Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest (online) (OSA, 2017).

Jack McCrae, Santasri Bose-Pillai, and Steven Fiorino, “Analysis of Turbulence Anisotropy with a Hartmann Sensor,” in Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest (online) (OSA, 2017).

Noah R. Van Zandt, Milo W. Hyde, Santasri Bose-Pillai, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Simulating Time-Evolving Non-Cross-Spectrally Pure Schell-Model Sources,” 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 4-11 Mar 2017.

Jack E. McCrae, Santasri R. Bose-Pillai, Matthew G. Current, Kevin P. Lee, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Measurements of Anisotropy in Optical Turbulence,” 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 4-11 Mar 2017.

Santasri Bose-Pillai, Jack McCrae, Noah Van Zandt, and Steven Fiorino, “Estimation of atmospheric parameters from time-lapse imagery,”19th Annual DEPS Symposium, Huntsville, AL, 13-17 Feb 2017.

Jack McCrae, Matt Current Jr., Kevin Lee, Santasri Bose-Pillai, and Steven Fiorino, “Analysis of turbulence anisotropy measured with a Hartmann sensor,”19th Annual DEPS Symposium, Huntsville, AL, 13-17 Feb 2017.

Jack McCrae, Santasri Bose-Pillai, Matt Current Jr., Kevin Lee, and Steven Fiorino, “Investigation of turbulence anisotropy using a Hartmann Turbulence Sensor,” 11th DEPS Systems Symposium, Norfolk, VA, 12-16 Sep 2016.

Santasri Basu, Jack McCrae, and Steven Fiorino, “Estimation of atmospheric refractive index gradient variations and Cn2 from time-lapse imagery,” in Propagation Through and Characterization of Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest (online) (OSA, 2016), paper TU4A.1.

Jack E. McCrae, Santasri Basu, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Estimation of atmospheric parameters from time-lapse imagery,” Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9833, 983303, May 2016.

Santasri Basu, Lee R. Burchett, Steven T. Fiorino, and Jack E. McCrae, “Comparison of the path-weighted Cn2 derived from time-lapse imagery and weather radar,” 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 5-12 Mar 2016.

Matthew J. Gridley, Milo W. Hyde, Mark F. Spencer, and Santasri Basu, "Experimental method of generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams," Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9617, 96170C, Sep 2015.

David G. Voelz, Xifeng Xiao, Santasri Basu, Milo W. Hyde, and Olga Korotkova, "Modeling the electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (OSA, 2015), paper PW3E.1.

 Santasri Basu, Jack McCrae, Zach Pollock, Ping He, Chris Nunalee, Sukanta Basu, David G. Voelz, and Steven Fiorino, "Comparison of atmospheric refractive index gradient variations derived from time-lapse imagery and mesoscale modeling," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (OSA, 2015), paper PM1C.4.

Milo W. Hyde, Santasri Basu, Xifeng Xiao, and David G. Voelz, "Producing any desired far-field mean irradiance pattern using a partially-coherent Schell-model source and phase-only control," in Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (OSA, 2015), paper PW3E.2.

Santasri Basu, Jack McCrae and Steven Fiorino, "Estimation of the path-averaged atmospheric refractive index structure constant from time-lapse imagery," Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9465, 94650T, May 2015.

David Voelz, Xifeng Xiao, Ivan Dragulin, Jose Barraza, Santasri Basu, Jack McCrae, Zach Pollock and Steven Fiorino, "Low Cost Digital Photography Approach to Monitoring Optical Bending and Guiding in the Atmosphere," 2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 7-14 Mar 2015.

Jack McCrae, Santasri Basu, and Steven Fiorino, “Improved Fidelity Subharmonic Phase Screen Generation,” 17th Annual DEPS Symposium, Anaheim, CA, March 2015.

Santasri Basu, Milo W. Hyde IV, Jack E. McCrae, Jr., Mark F. Spencer, and Steven T. Fiorino, "Examining the validity of using a Gaussian Schell Model for modeling an extended beacon on a rough perfectly reflecting surface", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9224, 92240L, Oct 2014.

Mark F. Spencer, Milo W. Hyde IV, Santasri Basu, and Michael A. Marciniak, "The scattering of partially coherent electromagnetic beam illumination from a statistically rough surface modeled as a perfect electrical conductor", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9205, 92050J, Sep 2014.

Zach Pollock, Jack E. McCrae, Santasri Basu, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Evaluation of Atmospheric Refractive Index Gradient Variability from Time-Lapse Imaging,” 9th DEPS Systems Symposium, Monterey, CA, 25-28 Aug 2014.

Santasri Basu, Milo W. Hyde, Jack E. McCrae, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Scattering from a Rough Surface in Presence of Atmospheric Turbulence,” 16th Annual DEPS Symposium, Huntsville, AL, 10-14 Mar 2014.

Santasri Basu, Milo W. Hyde IV, Jack E. McCrae, Jr., and Steven T. Fiorino, "Scattering from a rough surface in presence of atmospheric turbulence", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 8732, 87320G, May 2013.

Milo W. Hyde IV, Santasri Basu, Salvatore J. Cusumano, and Mark F. Spencer, "Scalar wave solution for the scattering of a partially coherent beam from a statistically rough metallic surface", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 8550, 85503A, Dec 2012.

Santasri Basu, Milo W. Hyde, Salvatore J. Cusumano, Michael A. Marciniak, and Steven T. Fiorino, “Validity of using Gaussian Schell Model for Scattering of a Fully Coherent Beam from a Rough Impedance Surface,” 15th Annual DEPS Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, 26-30 Nov 2012.

Santasri Basu, Salvatore J. Cusumano, Milo W. Hyde, Michael A. Marciniak, and Steven T. Fiorino, "Validity of using Gaussian Schell model for extended beacon studies", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 8380, 83800E , May 2012.

Santasri Basu and David Voelz, "Tracking in a ground to satellite optical link: effects due to lead-ahead and aperture mismatch", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 6709, 670914, Sep 2007.

Santasri Basu and David Voelz, "analysis of a ground to satellite optical link with a cooperative satellite beacon", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6304, 63041M, Sep 2006.

Sathyanarayana Prabhu Adepu, David Voelz, Shashank Avula, and Santasri Basu, "Estimation of beam pointing parameters using return signal statistics: atmospheric turbulence effects", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 6307, 630705, Sep 2006.

Santasri Basu, David Voelz, Susan Chandler, and Gordon Lukesh, "Adaptive beam control based on return statistics: laboratory real-time simulation", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 5895, 58950M, Aug 2005.

Susan M. Chandler, Gordon W. Lukesh, David Voelz, Santasri Basu, and Jon A. Sjogren, "Model-based beam control for illumination of remote objects", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 5572, pp.163-174, Nov 2004.

Santasri Basu, David Voelz, Susan Chandler, Gordon Lukesh, and Jon Sjogren, " Model-based beam control for illumination of remote objects, part II: laboratory testbed", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 5552, pp. 114-122, Oct 2004.

Susan M. Chandler, Gordon W. Lukesh, David Voelz, Santasri Basu, and Jon A. Sjogren, "Model-based beam control for illumination of remote objects, part I: theory and near real-time feasibility", Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 5552, pp.105-113, Oct 2004.

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