Vice President of Operations
Mr. Brotman has twenty-seven years of optical communications experience with both fiber-based and free-space systems, and over fifteen years in laser safety. Currently, and for the last twelve years Mr. Brotman’s emphasis is in systems engineering. He has developed several scatter models in Matlab including atmospheric and hard surface scatter and validated each with field tests. He has characterized multiple optical communications systems including modeling performance, link budgets, beam propagation analysis and field testing.
Mr. Brotman held Chief Engineering positions at Raytheon (2003-2009) and Terabeam (2000-2003). Mr. Brotman began his career at the National Security Agency (1985-2000) where he designed, built, tested, analyzed and fielded free-space and fiber optic based interferometric communications systems.
Mr. Brotman received his BSEE from the University of Maryland (1984) and his MSEE with emphasis in Electro-Physics from the University of Maryland (1988). His Master’s thesis involved modulation characterization of laser diodes.