Dr. James Hadaway

PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST IV, S2, Center for Applied Optics

Biography

Over 30 years of experience in optical systems design, fabrication, and testing. Principal Investigator for research projects totaling over $7M, with sponsors from NASA, DOD, and industry. Have designed reflective telescopes & collimators, infrared missile seekers & scene projectors, and an orbiting Earth imaging system. Supervised the optical fabrication efforts of the CAO for over 10 years, including mirrors, molds, and infrared optics. Have performed/led the testing of prototype systems, flight components & systems, military systems, and ophthalmic optics.


Education

  • Ph.D. 2004 The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, Optical Science & Engineering, Advisor: J. Geary, Dissertation: “MTF Testing for the Assessment of Spectacle Lens Image Quality and the Relationship to Visual Acuity”
  • M.S. 1987 The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Applied Physics
  • B.S. 1984 The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Applied Physics

Previous Positions

  • 2009 to Present: Principal Research Scientist, UAH Center for Applied Optics
  • 2001 to 2009: Senior Research Scientist, UAH Center for Applied Optics
  • 1993 to 2001: Research Scientist, UAH Center for Applied Optics
  • 1987 to 1993: Senior Research Associate, UAH Center for Applied Optics

Projects

  • High Energy Laser Beam Control Emerging Technologies
  • James Webb Space Telescope
    • Full Telescope Cryogenic Testing
    • Primary Mirror Segment Cryogenic Testing
    • Technology Development Mirror Cryogenic Testing
    • Telescope Strawman Optical Design
  • Optical Quality Measurement and Assessment of Progressive Addition Eyeglass Lenses
  • Total Integrated Scatter Instrument for Measurement of Optical Surfaces Exposed to Low Earth Orbit
  • Fabrication & Testing of Aspheric Mirrors for a Polar Orbiting Ultraviolet Imager
  • Optical Design & Testing of a Lightweight Off-Axis Collimator for Army Tank Targeting Systems
  • Optical Design & Testing of an All-Reflective Zoom Telescope
  • Optical Design & Testing of Extreme Ultraviolet Telescopes for Solar Imaging

Patents and Awards

  • US6,072,570 (2000), “Image Quality Mapper for Progressive Eyeglasses,” Chipman, R. A., Drewes, J. J., Hadaway, J. B.
  • UAH 2017 University Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • J. Hadaway, C. Wells, G. Olczak, M. Waldman, T. Whitman, J. Cosentino, M. Zarella, M. Connolly, D. Chaney, and R. Telfer, “Performance of the center-of-curvature optical assembly during cryogenic testing of the James Webb Space Telescope”, Proc. SPIE 10698, 1069803 (2018).
  • C. Wells, J. Hadaway, G. Olczak, J. Cosentino, J. Johnston, T. Whitman, M. Connolly, D. Chaney, S. Knight, and R. Telfer, “Characterization of the JWST Pathfinder mirror dynamics using the center-of-curvature optical assembly (COCOA)," Proc. SPIE 9904, 990440 (2016).
  • J. Hadaway, C. Wells, G. Olczak, M. Waldman, T. Whitman, J. Cosentino, M. Connolly, D. Chaney, and R. Telfer, “Performance of the primary mirror center-of-curvature optical metrology system during cryogenic testing of the JWST Pathfinder telescope," Proc. SPIE 9904, 99044E (2016).
  • D. Chaney, J. Hadaway, J. Lewis, B. Gallagher, and B. Brown, “Cryogenic performance of the JWST primary mirror segment engineering development unit”, Proc. SPIE 8150, 815008 (2011).
  • J. Hadaway, D. Chaney, and L. Carey, “The optical metrology system for cryogenic testing of the JWST primary mirror segments”, Proc. SPIE 8126, 81260P (2011).
  • J. Hadaway, R. Eng, J. Speed, and J. Marzouk, “Preliminary evaluation of the vibration environment within JSC Chamber A using a simultaneous phase-shifting interferometer,” Proc. SPIE 6265, 62653G (2006).
  • J. Hadaway and P. Reardon, “Unique Aspects of Designing and Tolerancing an Optical Testing System,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 5523, 1-11 (2004).
  • J. Hadaway, R. Eng, P. Stahl, J. Carpenter, J. Kegley, and W. Hogue, “Cryogenic Performance of Lightweight SiC and C/SiC Mirrors,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 5487, 1018-1029 (2004).
  • D. Chaney, R. Brown, S. Kendrick, P. Reardon, J. Hadaway, J. Carpenter, and R. Eng, “Results of the Beryllium AMSD Mirror Cryogenic Optical Testing,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 5487, 833-841 (2004).
  • J. Hadaway, P. Reardon, J. Geary, D. Hochmuth, P. Stahl, and R. Eng, “Cryogenic Quilting or Printthrough of Various Light-weight Mirrors,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 5180, (2003).
  • J. Hadaway, P. Reardon, J. Geary, B. Robinson, P. Stahl, R. Eng, and J. Kegley, “Lessons Learned During Cryogenic Optical Testing of the Advanced Mirror System Demonstrators (AMSDs),” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 5172, (2003).
  • P. Reardon, J. Hadaway, J. Geary, B. Peters, P. Stahl, R. Eng, J. Keidel, and J. Kegley, “Test Plan for the Advanced Mirror System Demonstrator Program,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 4451, 39-50 (2001).
  • J. Hadaway, J. Geary, P. Reardon, B. Peters, P. Stahl, R. Eng, J. Keidel, J. Kegley, T. Reed, and D. Byrd, “Cryogenic Optical Testing Results for the Subscale Beryllium Mirror Demonstrator (SBMD),” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 4451, 15-26 (2001).
  • J. Hadaway, A. Ahmad, J. Pezzaniti, R. Chipman, D. Wilkes, L. Hummer, D. Crandall, and J. Bennett, “Real-time Total Integrated Scattering Measurements on the Mir Spacecraft to Evaluate Sample Degradation in Space,” Appl. Opt. 40, 2755-2768 (2001).
  • J. Hadaway, “Comparison of Commercially-Available Progressive Addition Lenses Using the Spectacle Lens Image Mapper,” Optom. Vis. Sci. 2000, 77:12s, 190.
  • J. Hadaway and A. Gordon, “Maximum Predicted Visual Acuity of Progressive Addition Lenses,” in Vision Science and Its Applications Technical Digest (OSA, Washington, DC, 2000), 215-217.
  • J. Hadaway and A. Gordon, “Validation of a Proposed Link Between the Modulation Transfer Function of a Progressive Addition Lens and Patient Visual Acuity,” Optom. Vis. Sci. 1999, 76:12s.
  • J. Hadaway, R. Chipman, J. Drewes, and T. Hargrove, “The Spectacle Lens Image Quality Mapper,” in Vision Science and Its Applications Technical Digest (OSA, Washington, DC, 1999), 206-209.
  • J. Hadaway, M. Wilson, D. Redding, and R. Woodruff, “Lessons Learned in the Optical Design of the Next Generation Space Telescope,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 3356, 114-121 (1998).
  • J. Hadaway, A. Ahmad, and J. Bennett, “Final Design, Assembly, & Testing of a Space-Based Total Integrated Scatter Instrument,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 3141, 209-219 (1997).
  • J. Hadaway, “Optical Design of an Orbiting Low-light Cloud Imager Lens,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 3130A, (1997).
  • J. Hadaway, R. B. Johnson, T. Burleson, B. Watts, and E. Park, "All-Reflective Four-Element Zoom Telescope: Design and Analysis", Proc. of SPIE & OSA Vol. 1354, 669-675 (1990).
  • L. Pezzaniti, J. Hadaway, R. Chipman, D. Wilkes, L. Hummer, and J. Bennett, "Total Integrated Scatter Instrument for In-Space Monitoring of Surface Degradation", Proc. of SPIE Vol. 1329, 200-210 (1990).
  • J. Hadaway, R. B. Johnson, R. Hoover, J. Lindblom, and A. Walker, Jr., "Design and Analysis of Optical Systems for the Stanford/MSFC Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array", Proc. of SPIE Vol. 1160, 195- 208 (1989).