Scientific Solutions, Incorporated (SSI)’s mission is to integrate innovative electro-optic technology into mechanically robust, low power consumption, frequency-agile systems for imaging, defense, telecommunication and scientific research applications. SSI specializes in the fabrication of both classic Air-Gap Fabry-Perot Interferometers and next-generation Liquid Crystal Fabry-Perot (LCFP) tunable optical filters. SSI was also responsible for the flight optics for the SENSE and EXOCUBE missions.
Incorporated in 1995, SSI is a privately held company located at 55 Middlesex St. Unit 210, in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. SSI’s facilities include office space, modern fully-equipped optical science laboratories, and a certified Class-1000 clean-room. Our staff includes observational space, atmospheric and planetary physicists. The SSI Team collectively brings together more than 50 years of hands-on Fabry-Pérot, remote sensing and spectroscopy experience. In addition to its award-winning products, SSI provides a range of photonics services including optical system design, spectroscopic consulting, and optical coating design.
Recently, SSI formed a new division, Spectral Skies, which focuses on atmospheric measurements and spectral imaging. SSI pioneered the development of highly automated Doppler imagers, capable of remotely sensing dynamical properties of the upper atmosphere. SSI currently operates and maintains four Doppler imagers at the Arecibo Observatory and two at the MIT Haystack/Millstone Hill Observatory. These instruments measure neutral velocity and temperatures in the upper and lower thermosphere, and hydrogen and helium dynamics in the exosphere. Nightly data can be viewed at www.neutralwinds.com.
Dr. John Noto is the President and Founder of Scientific Solutions, Inc. He received a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Physics from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy/Space Physics from Boston University. He has more than 25 years of experience in optical research and development, focused on narrow-band spectroscopy and interferometry.
Dr. Robert Kerr has been an owner of SSI since 1997, serving originally as Director of Research. Kerr received a B.S. in Physics from Ohio University in 1979, an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from The University of Michigan in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Michigan in 1986. Kerr was a member of the technical staff at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA in 1987, and was a professor of Astronomy at Boston University from 1988 to 1997. He has served as Director of Aeronomy at the NSF and Director at the Arecibo Observatory.