Author: Bernhard Braunecker

Bernhard Braunecker

Dr. Bernhard Braunecker, Leica Research Fellow (retired), studied nuclear physics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) until 1972, then worked in applied optics at the Universities in Erlangen and Essen (Germany) and also at IBM San José Research Laboratory (USA) on optical information processing. In 1982 he joined Wild Heerbrugg in Switzerland, later called Leica Geosystems, leading R&D Optics including the optical design group. He retired in 2006 and founded Braunecker Engineering GmbH, Rebstein, Switzerland with focus on space optics and high speed scanning systems. He holds 40 patents and has written and edited numerous technical papers, books and book chapters.