Dr. Bob Fiete of ITT Exelis elected SPIE Fellow for service and leadership in the optics and imaging community

  Dr. Bob Fiete of ITT Exelis elected SPIE Fellow for service and leadership
  in the optics and imaging community

SPIE Photonics West 2013

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 4, 2013

Dr. Bob Fiete, director of research and development at ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS)
Geospatial Systems, has been elected a 2013 SPIE Fellow by the International
Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

SPIE elects Fellows based on significant scientific and technical
contributions in optics, photonics, and imaging. Fellows are honored for their
technical achievements and for their service to the general optics community
and service to SPIE.

“SPIE’s election of Bob to Fellow is a testament to his leadership in the
optics and imaging community,” said Chris Young, president of ITT Exelis
Geospatial Systems. “Bob’s work has influenced and served many across the
fields of justice, defense, intelligence, and environmental sensing, making
him a tremendous asset not only to our company, but our nation as well.”

A pioneer in modeling the imaging chain of digital cameras, Fiete created the
imaging chain model for IKONOS, the first commercial high-resolution imaging
satellite. Fiete also leveraged his expertise to help the FBI and Department
of Justice prosecute and convict individuals exploiting children in digital
images. He is the author of “Modeling the Imaging Chain of Digital Cameras”
and “The Formation of a Digital Image: The Imaging Chain Simplified.” Fiete is
also the 2000 recipient of the Rudolf Kingslake Medal, awarded in recognition
of the most noteworthy original paper to appear in SPIE’s Optical Engineering

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About ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging
global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and
surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and
information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite
aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year
legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers
worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for
managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean,
Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8
billion. www.exelisinc.com


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