Dr. Viktor Feygels specializes in the theoretical and practical elements of lidar design and has over 48 years of experience at different corporations ("Leninetc" Scientific & Industrial Corp. in Russia, EG&G, NASA), including 7 years as a consultant with Teledyne Optech and 14 more years as a Teledyne Optech employee.
Dr. Viktor Feygels received his M.S. degree in quantum electronics from St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics & Optics (SPUITMO), a M.S. in computer science from St. Petersburg Aircraft Instrument Making Institute, and a Ph.D. degree in quantum electronics & oceanography from SPUITMO, in 1970, 1975 and 1991, respectively.
His areas of expertise are lidar bathymetry and measurement of the optical properties of water using lidar return signal, receiver optimization theory for lidar systems, underwater object detection theory, and underwater vision systems with matrix receivers.
Dr. Feygels is currently the Chief Scientist at Teledyne Optech's Kiln facilities, and has been heavily involved in the theoretical and practical design of the CZMIL (Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar) system. He is the author of more than 75 scientific papers, the holder of 10 patents, and the winner of the 532 Award from JALBTCX (Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise).