With the considerable recent interest in boost phase missile defense, Dr. GregoryCanavan explored the assumptions behind analyses of the cost and performance of boost phase intercept from space. In doing so, Dr. Canavan showed how an effective space-based defense can be deployed affordably.
Dr. Canavan has worked in the area of missile and defense technologies for over twenty-five years. He has served as Director of the Office of Inertial Fusion at the Department of Energy and as Deputy to the Air Force Chief of Staff. Since 1981, Dr.Canavan has been Scientific Advisor, Physics Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions in military science and technology and their transfer to the civilian sector. He is a member of the Marshall Institute Board of Directors.