Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) will be exhibiting and taking part in SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) Defense and Security Symposium 2005 in Orlando, Florida beginning March 28. The company’s president, Pete Tchoryk, and its vice president of business development, Bill Matvichuk, will be attending and actively participating in the conference.

MAC will be making available the latest information on new developments regarding its direct-detection wind LIDAR systems, interferometer components, and 2D and 3D sensing and image processing. Representatives of the company will also be on hand to discuss MAC’s growing list of engineering services, which now includes: optical design, mechanical design/analysis, image exploitation, data mining, atmospheric phenomenology and instrument modeling, fiber optics, electronics design/fabrication, and MEMS. These technologies are being applied to spaceborne, airborne, ground and marine environments.

Mr. Tchoryk will be chairing the Space Technologies and Operations track and the Spaceborne Sensors Conference. Brigadier General Pete Worden (USAF ret.) will be the keynote speaker for the Spaceborne Sensors Conference and will discuss the role of space in the nation’s defense and homeland security on Monday, March 28th at 5:00pm (Room Tampa 2). Dr. Habib of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will open the Spaceborne Sensors conference with his keynote paper at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Both Mr. Tchoryk and Mr. Matvichuk will be available to meet with members of the media at the conference or to speak with them on the phone prior to or immediately after conference. A meeting can be arranged by visiting the company’s booth #737 or contacting Mr. Matvichuk prior to the conference.