Digital Harmonic, an innovative signal and image processing company founded by Paul Reed Smith, announces the appointment of Mason Baron as Chief Technology Officer.
AI, surveillance reconnaissance
Baron brings 18 years of software development, large team leadership, artificial intelligence, machine learning, surveillance reconnaissance systems design, and imagery, signal, and radar processing experience to Digital Harmonic.
Most recently, he served as Minotaur Chief Naval Architect at Alion Science and Technology. Before Alion, Baron was Chief Engineer of Battle Force Projects at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he was a principal designer, lead developer and lead engineer for the Ocean Surveillance Initiative and Minotaur Mission Management System. Mason fielded several significant improvements to airborne surface search radar, video, signal and multi-intelligence data fusion processing that set the current state of the art.
Having Mason join us is an important acknowledgment of our existing technology"
“We have developed two foundational technologies with a solid patent portfolio that enable us to provide a leading-edge capability in multiple market segments and are creating waves in the market with novel approaches to both signal and image processing,” says Digital Harmonic’s CEO, Scott Haiges. “Having Mason join us is an important acknowledgment of our existing technology and brings us very high-level expert experience in furthering our capabilities. We look forward to working with Mason on our technology advancements each and every day.”
Video processing for surveillance
“Digital Harmonic has developed uniquely advanced imagery and signal processing technology. PurePixel fills a critical void in video processing for surveillance that improves the performance of all downstream processing and exploitation and increases the range of effectiveness of existing sensors," said Baron. "I'm excited to help bring these technologies to bear on the most challenging sensing problems across the military, law enforcement, commercial, and medical domains.”
Baron holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University, and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.