Brent Ware

Pasadena CA

Ph.D Physics, The University of Texas at Austin
MSEE, The University of Texas at Arlington
BSEE, Texas Tech University

Senior Engineer, Interferometry and Large Optical Systems, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Pasadena, CA, August 2002 - present

Scientist/Consultant/Author, BWare Consulting, Los Angeles, CA, 1999-present

Scientist, Mission Research Corporation - Los Angeles

Scientist, Terabeam Networks, Seattle, WA

Post-Doctoral Scholar, Caltech, Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO)

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Physics, UT-Austin

Research Scientist Assistant, Applied Research Laboratories, UT-Austin

Electrical Engineer, Corporate Research, Recognition Equipment, Inc., Dallas
Software Experience:
Operating systems: OS X, Linux, Unix, Solaris, VMS, VM/CMS, others.
Languages: C, Perl, FORTRAN, Pascal, assembly, REXX, LaTeX, web development (Embperl, mod_perl, CGI, etc.), others.
Applications: Matlab, LabVIEW, Zemax, OrCAD, PADS, VxWorks, EPICS, Cadence, PAW, various CAD/CAE programs.
Systems: Mac, x86, Sun, IBM RS6000 and 3090, DEC VAXen and PDP-11, Apollo, Alliant, Intel, CDC 1604 and 6600, Cray.

Dean's List, Texas Tech University
President's List, Texas Tech University
Outstanding Contribution Award, Recognition Equipment
NASA Certificate of Recognition, "A fast offset laser phase-locking system", 2007
NASA Certificate of Recognition, "High accuracy, high dynamic range, RF phase measurement device", 2007
NASA Certificate of Recognition, "Digitally enhanced heterodyne interferometry", 2008
NASA Certificate of Recognition, "Range-gated Metrology with compact optical head", 2008
NASA Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions, 2009
NASA Certificate of Recognition, "Contributions to GFO LRI CDR", 2015
NASA SPOT Award for Outstanding Performance, 2012

Selected Publications:

Laser Ranging and Communications for LISA, Andrew Sutton, Kirk McKenzie, Brent Ware, and Daniel A. Shaddock, Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 20759-20773 (2010)
Experimental Demonstration of Time-Delay Interferometry for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, G. de Vine, B. Ware, K. McKenzie, R. E. Spero, W. M. Klipstein, and D. A. Shaddock, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 211103 (2010)
Digital Interferometry, B. Ware, 7th Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Sydney, Australia, July 2007.
Coherent range-gated laser displacement metrology with compact optical head, O. P. Lay, S. Dubovitsky, D. A. Shaddock, and B. Ware, Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 20, pp. 2933-2935, 2007.
Overview of the LISA Phasemeter, D. Shaddock, B. Ware, P. G. Halverson, R.E. Spero and B. Klipstein, 6th International LISA Symposium, Greenbelt, Maryland, June 19-23, 2006.
Point Process Algorithm: A New Bayesian Approach for Planet Signal Extraction with the Terrestrial Planet Finder K. A. Marsh, T. Velusamy, B. Ware, The Astronomical Journal 132 1789-1795, 2006.
Planet Signal Extraction for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer, David W. Draper, Nicholas M. Elias II, M. Charles Noecker, Philip J. Dumont, Oliver P. Lay, and Brent Ware, The Astronomical Journal 131 1822-1836, 2006.
Post-processed time-delay interferometry for LISA, D. Shaddock, B. Ware, R. E. Spero, M. Vallisneri, Physical Review D 70 (8): October 2004, gr-qc/0406106.
Modeling the TPF Interferometer, B. Ware and C. Henry, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Glasgow, June 2004.
Analysis of LIGO data for gravitational waves from binary neutron stars, B. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration) Physical Review D 69 (12), June 2004.
Analysis of first LIGO science data for stochastic gravitational waves, B. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration) Physical Review D 69 (12) June 2004.
Setting upper limits on the strength of periodic gravitational waves from PSR J1939 + 2134 using the first science data from the GEO 600 and LIGO detectors, B. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration) Phys. Rev. D, Vol. 69, no. 8, 30 April 2004. gr-qc/0308050
First upper limits from LIGO on gravitational wave bursts, B. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration) Phys. Rev. D, Vol. 69, no. 10, 15 May 2004. gr-qc/0312056
Upper limits on the strength of periodic gravitational waves from PSR J1939+2134, B. Allen, et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration), Classical And Quantum Gravity 21 (5): S671-S676, March 7 2004
Detector description and performance for the first coincidence observations between LIGO and GEO, B. Abbott, et al., (LIGO Scientific Collaboration), Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics A, 517 (1-3): 154-179 Jan 21 2004
A straw drift chamber spectrometer for studies of rare kaon decays, K. Lang, et al., Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A522 (2004) 274-293 physics/0308047
LAMP: Open Source Web Development with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/Python/PHP, James Lee and Brent Ware, Addison-Wesley, 2002.
Hacking Linux Exposed by Hatch, Lee, and Kurtz, ISBN: 0072127732, Osborne 2001, contributor.
A Compact Beam Stop for a Rare Kaon Decay Experiment, BNL E871 Collaboration, J. Belz, et al., Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A428 (1999) 239-262 hep-ex/9808037
First Observation of the Rare Decay Mode KL0 --> e+e-, BNL E871 Collaboration, D. Ambrose, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 81:4309-4312, 1998, hep-ex/9810007. " far the smallest non-zero branching fraction yet measured in particle physics."

Search for the Weak Decay of an H Dibaryon, B. Ware for the BNL E888 Collaboration, DPF 96, Minneapolis, MN, August 10-15, 1996. HTML Postscript
Search for Diffractive Dissociation of a Long-lived H Dibaryon, BNL E888 Collaboration, J. Belz, et al., Phys. Rev. D53:3487-3491, 1996
Search for Weak Decays of a Long-Lived H Dibaryon, BNL E888 Collaboration, J. Belz, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 76:3277-3280, 1996. hep-ex/9603002
Search for the Presence of H Particles in a Neutral Beam, BNL E888 Collaboration, M. May, et al., Nucl. Phys. A585 (1995) 97c-102c.
All Strange and Terrible Events: A Search for the H Dibaryon, UT-Austin Ph.D Thesis, December 1995. Gzipped Postscript PDF
An Analysis of a Nonlinear Neural Network, UT-Arlington Masters Thesis, August 1988.


Phase measurement device using inphase and quadrature components for phase estimation, United States Patent 7511469, P.G. Halverson, B. Ware, D. A. Shaddock, R.E. Spero, 2007
Range-gated metrology with compact optical head, Serge Dubovitsky; Daniel A. Shaddock; Brent Ware; Oliver P. Lay (applied for)
Digitally enhanced heterodyne interferometry, Brent Ware; Daniel A. Shaddock; Oliver P. Lay; Serge Dubovitsky (applied for)

Brent Ware
Last modified: 10 June 2015