People - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Thermofluids; experimental fluid dynamics; propulsion and power; pressure gain combustion; gaseous detonation physics; hypersonic aerodynamics; high-speed air-breathing propulsion; spectroscopy (PLIF, absorption-based techniques); optical diagnostics (schlieren, IR & UV chemiluminescence); aerodynamic and combustion instrumentation and diagnostics.
Autonomous systems; artificial intelligence; human-robot interaction; interface design; swarm intelligence; probabilistic methods for robotics; air vehicle test and evaluation.
Spacecraft dynamics and control, trajectory optimization, astrodynamics, space mission design, small satellites, orbital robotics, satellite servicing, on-orbit space system diagnostics.
Space Flight Mechanics, Orbital Robotics, Spacecraft Attitude/Proximity Maneuver Guidance and Control, Optimal Control, Space Debris Remediation, On orbit Assembly, Service and Manufacturing.
Chris Clay, Faculty Associate Researcher
David Dausen, Research Associate
Bautista Fernandez, Research Associate
John Gibson, Engineering Technician
Stefan Kohlgrueber, Supervisory Technician
John Mobley, Model Maker
Tadashi Morishita, Engineering Technician (Aerospace)
Chanman Park, Materials Engineer
Alexis Thoeny, Faculty Associate Researcher
Lee Van Houtte, Electronics Technician
Carson Vogt, Faculty Associate Researcher
Laurie Bliss, Administrative Support Assistant
Carolina (CJ) Martin, Administrative Support Specialist
Daisy Rodriguez, Accounting Department Support
CDR Richard Arledge
Education Technician (571/572/608/613)
AVCO Everett Research Laboratory (Summer 1967) NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA Ames RC and Stanford University, Tech Rep for OTEC Power Systems Design (Three Contractors: TRW, Lockheed and Westinghouse), Advisor on Power Systems National Science Foundation Review Panel for the Cooperative USA-USSR Research Program in Heat and Mass Transfer (1980)
Fundamental and applied research in Shock and Vibration: underwater shock response analysis and testing, shock modeling and simulation, shock and vibration isolation and suppression, shipboard machinery condition monitoring and diagnostics, modal testing and acoustic damping measurement, acoustic-structure interaction, fatigue reliability, joint damping characteristics, and passive vibration control by constrained viscoelastic layers and wave guide absorber.