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Asher Voris Joins the Team

We’re excited to welcome a new member to the growing WSR team!

Asher is an associate digital engineer at Wide Swath Research. His responsibilities cover the full stack of digital development including hardware design, embedded software and FPGA programming.

He began his professional career at SerialTek where he learned key lessons about designing for manufacturing and played an integral role in the test and validation of their PCIe/NVMe bus analyzers. Prior to this position, he attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he received a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering (2021) and a minor in Computer Science (2021).

In addition to Asher’s broad set of digital design capabilities, his background in manufacturing and formalized testing brings a unique perspective to the team.

Thank You Ishaan Chahal

This summer we were lucky to have Ishaan Chahal join the team as an embedded software engineer intern. Over that period he significantly contributed to a project interfacing with MicroSemi’s PolarFire SoC in support of a program with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

We’re bummed it’s time for him to resume his studies at Rice University, but hope we haven’t seen the last of him. Regardless, he’s a bright engineer and will be a valuable asset wherever he ends up.

Good luck in all your future endeavors Ishaan!

Torry Akins Joins the Team

Wide Swath Research proudly welcomes Torry Akins to the team as Principal Engineer (he actually joined in March, but we never formally announced it).

Torry has been developing radar electronics for nearly 30 years. Over that period he worked in the Radar & Remote Sensing Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCenter for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at The University of Kansas, the aviation department at Garmin, he played a critical role developing SDR technology at Remote Sensing Solutions Inc, and now he’s primed to do great things at WSR.

Not only does this move enhance our team, it also reunites Torry with WSR founder, Brandon Heavey. The pair originally met and worked together at the University of Kansas back in 2003-2005. Below is a picture from that period with Torry fast asleep in a cargo net on NASA’s P3 during a deployment the two worked on together. No more sleeping on the job Torry 😉