Dr Jim Parberry has been engaged with the analysis of ASW operations and associated systems for almost 30 years. For 21 years, Dr Parberry worked in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and predecessor organisations.
The highlight of his government career was the Group Leadership of the UK Acoustic Replay & Analysis Capability, which included the coordination and technical management of a team of military and scientific staff engaged in the acoustic analysis of ASW operations. The seven years Dr Parberry spent as head of the UK Acoustic Replay & Analysis Capability was the longest period of continuous leadership since its formation.
After Technical Assurance, Programme Management and concept development roles in DSTL, Dr Parberry moved to industry, joining Boeing Defence UK and now Ultra, to develop and progress the application of autonomous vehicles and develop system concepts in the ASW and maritime context. Dr Parberry was awarded Boeing Global Operations Engineer of the Year in 2020.
Areas of expertise
- Anti-Submarine Warfare
- The operational context of underwater acoustics
- The application of Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems to ASW
- Acoustic signatures
- Sonar system performance
- Conventional ASW platforms