October 16, 2014 - Larry Maver

Global Applications of UTC Aerospace ISR Systems

NOTE: This meeting will be held at UTC Aerospace Systems. Attendance is limited to U.S. Citizens with a driver's license or government issued photo ID

Aerial imaging systems have been used for a variety of applications since photography came into being in the 1800’s. The First World War saw the first widespread use of aerial photography for military reconnaissance missions. Today, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) is a critical military asset used in theaters worldwide to counter the varied threats that exist across the globe.


UTC Aerospace ISR Systems (Westford, MA), the former Itek Optical Systems, has been at the forefront of space-borne and airborne ISR systems for more than a half century. The United States and more than a dozen countries use reconnaissance systems designed and manufactured at ISR Systems. The presentation will describe the operational employment of these systems in global environments and illustrate how imagery is used for both military and civilian applications.



Larry Maver, UTC Aerospace Systems

Larry Maver is Director of Business Development Goodrich UTAS ISR Systems. Mr. Maver has worked in the Reconnaissance business for over 30 years, beginning with Itek Optical Systems in 1978. Mr. Maver’s degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in Image Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mr. Maver has led numerous engineering activities in spaceborne and airborne reconnaissance systems. He was a principal investigator in the development of the U.S. Government’s National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scales (NIIRS) and also produced the verification standards used in the Open Skies Treaty. Mr. Maver was a Senior Technical Fellow at Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon Corporation.

At UTAS, he is responsible for the company’s tactical reconnaissance business development in the international and domestic U.S. markets.



Pre-registration discount DINNER reservations must be made by 6 PM, October 13, 2014, the Monday before the meeting. MEETING-ONLY registrations must be made by October 14, 2014.  Attendees must be U.S. Citizens and will be asked to provide a drivers license or government issued photo ID for building entry.

Please make reservations online. Reservations may also be left on the answering machine at 617.584.0266. We no longer have an email address for reservations due to SPAM. When making reservation requests, please provide the following information:

  • DINNER AND MEETING or meeting only
  • Name(s) and membership status
  • Daytime phone number where you can be reached (in case of change or cancellation)


UTC Aerospace Systems
7 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886

Networking—5:45 PM, Dinner—6:45, Meeting—7:30 PM.


Vegetarian option available on request

Dinner Prices:

   Register on/before
 DINNER Reservation Date 
 NES/OSA Members and their guests   $25.00 each 
 Students   $5.00 
 Post-Docs   $15.00 








NOTE: The NES/OSA has not changed dinner prices in several years but has been facing higher costs. We will maintain the current dinner prices for those reserving dinner on the requested date but still try to accommodate late reservations.

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Regular members $15.00
Student members free




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