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Eric McRae

Principal Electrical Engineer

Email

mcrae@apl.washington.edu

Phone

206-685-7273

Research Interests

Real time control systems, undersea instrumentation, motion control, and autonomous systems

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Eric McRae is responsible for electronic and software design of the vertical mooring and shallow profiler systems for the OOI RSN project . He also provides electrical engineering support for the RSN shore station in Pacific City, OR. Graduating from Michigan State University with B.S. High Honors and M.S. Honors degrees in Electrical Engineering, he entered a long career in embedded software and hardware design. Eric worked for several well known electronics companies until 1991, when he launched his own embedded systems engineering company. From that base, he delivered engine control for Ford vehicles, earth and space bound aircraft software, medical devices, and supercomputer power and cooling control systems. An avid diver and marine science enthusiast, he volunteered for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and the OrcaSound Hydrophone network. He has mentored student groups building competition ROVs and a group developing a real science exploration ROV for PNNL. He joined APL-UW in 2011 to work on RSN and enjoys the high caliber of scientists and engineers who collaborate on the project. Eric is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Department Affiliation

Electronic & Photonic Systems

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1975

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1980

Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing Center for Environmental & Information Systems Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound Electronic & Photonic Systems Ocean Engineering Ocean Physics Polar Science Center
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