Prostate Cancer - 3-D Diagnosis and Targeted Focal Therapy

International Program for 3-D Diagnosis & Therapy of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Craig A. Baer

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Baer has managed/developed a wide variety of computer simulations and analytical tools. Computer efforts have included a variety of features, e.g., event-driven and continuous time, statistical and deterministic, real-time and batch mode, and communications network and satellite models. In nearly all cases, the computer environment included 2-D and 3-D Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) that provided configuration management, runtime graphics/interfaces, and extensive detailed diagnostics. He has also taught simulation courses at three universities.

For the past 17 years, Dr. Baer has been the president/owner of BCSi, a small company that concentrates on simulation of aerospace systems and computer graphics/animation. In this capacity, Dr. Baer has initiated/managed efforts for recent/current customers including Motorola/IRIDIUM™ (and current Iridium owners), the US Government, and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC). The Motorola/IRIDIUM™ effort includes development of high fidelity network and satellite models for IRIDIUM™, a Motorola initiated, space-based network for voice/page/data communications. Government projects include the NORAD/Unified Communications System Simulation (NUCCS) model of the national missile warning communications network, a model that was used for analysis and real-time operator in the loop operations. For the past five years, he has supported BCSi’s System CONOPS and Requirements Environment (SCORE), a simulation used to support both requirements analysis and CONOPS development of multiple network/space systems.

The UCHSC effort, ProView, is a small graphics application that supports prostate mass biopsies; i.e., 3-D rendering, biopsy plan generation, and graphical integration of pathology results. ProView architecture is conducive to future prostate focal therapy.

Dr. Baer has also been an assistant professor in the Department of Astronautics and Computer Sciences, USAF Academy and an Honorarium/Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University Colorado at Colorado Springs. In these capacities, he directed and taught courses in classical/modern/optimal control, astronautics, astrodynamics, linear systems, and computer simulation. He was selected as the outstanding military educator for the Engineering Sciences Division at the USAF Academy.

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
MBA, University of California, Los Angeles
MS, Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University
BS, Astronautical and Engineering Sciences, USAF Academy
Professional Engineer, State of Colorado

Reports generated:

“Global Positioning System Simulation (GPSSim) Final Report”, June 1993 – GPSSim is a high fidelity simulation of GPS satellite operations which support operator in the loop command and control. Includes 2-D rendering of command center screens and 3-D rendering of earth and SV dynamics.

“Development and Implementation of a Space Technology Simulation (STSim) Final Report”, January 1998. – High fidelity simulation of the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) operations. Includes command center mockups, satellite 3-D dynamics, beam pattern projections, and extensive postprocessing graphics.

“IRIDIUM™ Operations Simulation (IrOpsSim) User’s Manual”, February 1997. – A bit level fidelity simulation of IRIDIUM™ satellite operations which is used to test all System Control Software for the IRIDIUM™ ground operations. Includes extensive operator GUIs to support test operations.

“IRIDIUM™ Network Simulation (IrNetSim) User’s Manual”, August 1996. A high fidelity packet level simulation of the IRIDIUM™ communications network up to and including 5th OSI level functionality. Includes extensive 2-D and 3-D GUIs for analysts viewing.

“Clinical Information System Simulation (CISSim) Final Report”, March 1996. A simulation used to investigate performance of several computer architectures proposed by Kaiser Permanente to support a wide area clinical information system.

“NORAD/USSPACE Communications System Simulation (NUCSS) Final Report”, December 1998. A high fidelity simulation of the national missile early warning command and control system. Supports both analysis and real-time operations. Contains extensive 2-D and 3-D graphical rendering.