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Matthew P. Dierking

Graduate faculty; Senior Research Engineer at Exciting Technology

Graduate Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics


Email: Matthew Dierking

Selected Publications

  • Smith, A., Mendoza-Schrock, O., Kangas, S., Dierking, M. & Shaw, A. (2014). An end-to-end vehicle classification pipeline using vibrometry data. Proc. SPIE 9079, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR V.
  • Carns, J., Duncan, B., & Dierking, M. (2012, August). Semiconductor optical amplifier as a phase modulator for coherent laser radar. Applied Optics 51(24), 5850-62.
  • Venable, S., Duncan, B.D., & Dierking, M.P. (2012, August). Demonstrated resolution enhancement capability of a stripmap holographic aperture ladar system. Applied Optics 51, (22).
  • Dierking, M.P., Duncan, B.D., (2010, April). Periodic, pseudo-noise waveforms for multifunction coherent ladar. Applied Optics 49 (10), 1908-1922.
  • Chimenti, R.V., Dierking, M.P., Powers, P.E., Haus, J.W., & Bailey, E.S. (2010, July). Experimental verification of sparse frequency linearly frequency modulated ladar signals modeling. Optics Express 18(15), 15400-15407.
  • Greiner, M.A., Duncan, B.D., & Dierking, M.P. (2009, November). Monte Carlo simulation of multiple photon scattering in sugar maple tree canopies, Applied Optics 48(32), 6159-6171.
  • Dierking M., & Duncan, B. (2009, June). Genetically optimized periodic, pseudo-noise waveforms for multi-function coherent ladar. 15th Coherent Laser Radar Conference, in Toulouse, France.
  • Stafford, J.W., Duncan, B.D., & Dierking, M.P. (2009). Monte Carlo simulation of the effects of pulse and platform jitter on Holographic Aperture Ladar systems. Proceedings of SPIE 7323.
  • Duncan, B.D., & Dierking, M.P. (2009, February). Holographic aperture ladar, Applied Optics 48(6), 1168-77. Dierking, M.P. (2008). Aperture synthesis in laser radar. (2008). Active Systems, Military Sensing Symposium. (invited)
  • Jameson, D., Dierking, M.P., & Duncan, B.D. (2007, October). Effects of spatial modes on ladar vibration signature estimation. Applied Optics 46(30), 7365-73.
  • Armstrong, E., Heitkamp, F., Dierking, M., Muse, R., Barnes, L., Seal, M., Dean, N., & Kechter, G. (2004). The development of and automatic target recognition neural network classifier for laser vibration sensing and using single and tri-axis accelerometer vibration data. National MSS.
  • Dierking, M.P., Heitkamp, F., & Barnes, L. (1998, June). High temporal resolution laser radar tomography for long-range target identification. OSA Signal Synthesis & Reconstruction Conference.

Selected Patents

  • Patent Pending, U.S. Patent Pending. Long Range Coherent Ladar Processing Method U.S. Serial No.14/756,427, Feb 2016.
  • Patent Application, Apparatus and Method for a Multiple Aperture Coherent Ladar, U.S. Pat. No. 8,629,975 Jan. 14, 2014.
  • U.S. Patent, Solid Interferometer Fourier Transform Spectrometer, Patent No. 5,541,728, July 30, 1996.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Air Force Research Laboratory Fellow
  • Air Force Primus Award

Courses Taught

  • Laser Radar Signal Processing
  • Synthetic Aperture Ladar


  • Ph.D., University of Dayton
  • M.S.E.E., Wright State University
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, Wright State University

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Member: OSA, SPIE
  • Fellow MSS
  • Sigma Pi Sigma

Research Interests

  • Coherent Laser Radar
  • Synthetic and Holographic Aperture Synthesis
  • Advanced Waveforms and Compression
  • 3-D Imaging Laser Radar