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Alex Peterson is the ISDC’s leading EMDAR specialist. EMDAR is a technology that allows the detection of other vessels in space based on the electromagnetic (EM) radiation they emit


Peterson’s prior career was spent with the US Navy as a SONAR operator on nuclear-powered fleet and ballistic submarines. The principles underpinning SONAR are broadly similar to EMDAR: both use passive sensor technology that allow the long-distance detection of other vessels without emitting any active scans that might give their own position away. Peterson was recruited by the ISDC as a Petty Officer and set about adapting his SONAR experience to the brand new field of EMDAR. As the team grew, a technical specialist capable of leading the group as its ‘chief’ was needed and Peterson was selected for the role.

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