Patrick Buckley is a senior scientist at the SURVICE Engineering Company's PMC Operation, where he develops software for weapon simulation and survivability/ vulnerability analysis of kinetic and high-energy laser weapons (HEL). His 45-year career has included work in weapon testing and analysis and various software development projects for industry and academic research organizations. His current interests include novel applications of parallel processing methodologies and high-speed ray tracing software for HEL vulnerability assessments and fragmenting weapon optimization studies. Mr. Buckley holds a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in mathematics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.