John Leipper is a Solutions Architect for Commercial applications at Insitu. In this role, John collaborates with commercial customers consuming data from airborne platforms to translate the challenges, needs, and use cases into implementable hardware and software solutions.
John has architected and built systems that leveraged numerous collection platforms, such as PUMA, STALKER, Indago, and ScanEagle, within hallmark UAS exercises, such as Arctic Shield with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Paradise Fire with DOI, and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Pathfinder flights with BNSF, to push data from remote locations, to anywhere in the world. John has used these experiences to guide technical teams with vision and requirements necessary to address the handling of airborne data.
Prior to joining Insitu, John was a Solutions Engineer with 2d3 Sensing (now part of Insitu Inc.) and coordinated the pre-sales software architecture engineering and post-capture delivery of complex motion imagery solutions. These software solutions where built atop a core set of standards from NGA’s Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB), which promote the effective exchange and understanding of airborne imagery data. John contributed to many of the published MISB standards during his time at 2d3 and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and authored one of the most widely adopted metadata standards in the industry: MISB ST 0601, UAS Datalink Local Set.
John is a Masters graduate of the University of California San Diego with a core background in Electrical Engineering, and focus areas in Electromagnetism and Communication Theory. He has served in the aerospace industry for more than 10 years, and continues to be actively involved with the Motion Imagery Standards Board.