J. Scott Stadler
Dr. J. Scott Stadler is principal staff in the Communication Systems Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He has contributed to a portfolio of programs in military satellite communications, free-space laser communications, ground-based and air-based tactical radios, spectrum operations, and quantum technologies that are advancing the capabilities of the nation's communication networks.
Stadler has been involved in the design, development, and operation of a number of NASA and Department of Defense satellite systems, both at Lincoln Laboratory and in industry. He has made contributions to current and planned generations of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite and ultrahigh-frequency, superhigh-frequency, and extremely high-frequency satellite systems. This work included the early design and prototype of an architecture for supporting packetized network services via satellites. He has also led research efforts focused on the seamless integration of wireless and terrestrial packet data networks, including long- and ultralong-haul fiber networks, metropolitan-area fiber access networks, and airborne and satellite wireless access networks.
Stadler joined Lincoln Laboratory in 1993. Over his Laboratory career, he has served in a variety of technical management positions, including head of the Communication Systems Division, leader of the Advanced Lasercom Systems and Operations Group, and assistant leader of the Advanced Networks Group. He also served as chief engineer for the Air Force's Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act and was a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.
Stadler holds a BS degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an MS degree from the University of Southern California, and a PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, all in electrical engineering.