Gary R. Bisson
Phone: (585) 235-8914 |
Send Email (with anti-spam)
has 31 years of industrial experience in the application of CAE techniques to efficient, high performance optical structures.
special areas of expertise are the application of finite element methods for deflection, stress, vibration, and buckling analysis of precision optical structures and the use of automated optimum design techniques to improve structural performance.
Mr. Bisson is currently a Vice President and Mechanical Analyst at Sigmadyne, Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in structural analysis and optimization.
Since joining Sigmadyne, Mr. Bisson has applied finite element techniques on a wide variety of engineering applications predominately in support of the NASA James Webb Space Telescope.
These activities include the design and development of the composite backplane and secondary mirror support structures.
analyses include the development of multiple techniques to evaluate the effects of composite material property variability on the optical performance of the telescope at cryogenic temperatures.
Additional, Mr. Bisson
continues to serve as the overall analysis lead for the design of the secondary mirror support systems.
This includes all system level performance modeling, stress & vibration analysis and component load recovery.
Before joining Sigmadyne, Inc.
Mr. Bisson was a Technical Associate at ITT Space Systems Division with the specific responsibility of lead engineering-analyst on the NASA's James Webb Space Telescope program, coordinating all mechanical modeling including both structural and thermal.
Prior to his assignment on the JWST program, Mr. Bisson worked on numerous other telescopes programs for both NASA and other customers.
Early in the NASA
Chandra X-Ray Observatory, he
developed a mirror-mounting concept that met both optical precision requirements and provided adequate stress margins due to launch loads.
He has also been employed at Eastman Kodak Company and the MacNeal Schwendler Corporation as a mechanical engineering analyst.
has extensive experience in the application of both linear and non-linear finite element analysis as well as both test and analysis expertise in linear dynamics.