John E. Hoot C.V.
John E. Hoot. is currently the Director of SSC Observatories. Previously,
he was the founder and President of Software
Systems Consulting for 34 years. He is an engineer specializing in
embedded systems design, robotics, remote sensing instrumentation and signal
processing hardware and software. He is a graduate of University of Michigan ('74) holding degrees in
electrical and computer engineering. He holds over 15 patents
in instrumentation and automation and is the author of
numerous articles in periodicals and referred jounrals.
Among his accomplishments are the
design and development of:
Satellite and terrestrial radio and microwave telecommunications systems
His commercial astronomical instrument designs include
the Meade Autostar, Lightswitch and StarLocked telescopes.
He is the designer and builder of the Hoot-Vega Radio Telescope in Benson
Arizona, and the lead systems integrator for LCRO and
MWOBOT remote observatories.
Financial Analysis Systems
CCD Science Cameras
Process Control Systems
Motion Control Systems
IR Remote Sensing Instruments
He has been an active and avid astronomer for over 50 years. Currently he observers from SSC Observatories automated observatories.
His research interests include astro-imaging, photometry, astrometry,
spectroscopy, radio astronomy, automated data collection and
analysis. A popular lecturer and JPL
Solar System Ambassador since
2001, he has presented at RTMC, IAPPP, AstroImage, MWI
CUREA, TIE Workshops and at astronomy clubs throughout the
southwest. His affiliations include IEEE, ASP, OCA,
SAS, JPL SS Ambassadors and MWOA.
If you wish to schedule a presentation, please contact Mr.
SSC Observatories Offices:
1303 S. Ola Vista
San Clemente, CA 92682
Email: observatory <at> ssccorp.com