Michael Browne is the Vice President and General Manager of Vision Products at SA Photonics. Dr. Browne leads a variety of technical programs at SA Photonics, from the design and development of person-mounted information systems to technical research in the areas of vergence mismatch, smear reduction in head mounted displays, monocular performance, and dichoptic vision. The person-mounted information systems that Dr. Browne is developing include wide field of view digital night vision systems, wide field of view augmented reality systems, body-worn electronics, and unmanned vehicle control stations. Dr. Browne has been involved in the design, test and measurement of night vision devices and head mounted displays since 1991. He has led numerous design teams for head mounted displays, including displays for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the Army’s RAH-66 Comanche helicopter. He also led a team that developed an innovative wide-screen heads-up display for the F-35 cockpit and one that developed an optical touchscreen now installed on every F-18 E/F fighter. Dr. Browne received his Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona’s Optical Science Center.
General Manager – Vision Products