Mr Thomas Pastore
Engineer/Scientist, Naval Information Warfare Center - Pacific (NIWC-PAC)
Thomas Pastore has been employed by Naval Information Warfare Center - Pacific (NIWC-PAC) and predecessor organizations for more than 30 years. His major contributions to the organization have been advances in technology for port protection and harbor defense systems. Specific technology areas of interest and expertise include underwater acoustics, communications and networking, as well as unmanned autonomous systems. During a three-year tour with NATO (2007-2010), he was involved in the demonstration of automatically guiding an unmanned surface vessel equipped with identification sonar to an optimal imaging location in relation to a diver threat. In a later JIEDDO funded project, the same surface platform was augmented with an ROV, which could launch and descend from the USV for improved imaging. Recent work with unmanned systems has included collaborative efforts and sea trials in Scotland, Croatia, and Sweden, all of which involved cooperative missions performed by heterogeneous multi-domain unmanned vehicles. Education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (University of Colorado, 1985), Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (University of Hawaii, 1992) as well as a Master of Engineering degree in Acoustics (Pennsylvania State University, 2001).