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Joseph Horn

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Aerospace Engineering

231C Hammond Building

jfh19@psu.edu

814-865-6434

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Flight Science, Rotorcraft Engineering, Vehicle Dynamics and Controls

Interest Areas:

Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control, Rotorcraft Flight Dynamics and Control

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book Reviews

  • Joseph F Horn, 2008, Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification: Engineering Methods with Flight Test Examples (M.B. Tischler et al.; 2006) [Bookshelf], pp. 101-103

Journal Articles

  • Thanan Yomchinda, Joseph F Horn and Jacob Langelaan, 2017, "Modified Dubins Parameterization for Aircraft Emergency Trajectory Plannin", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 231, (2)
  • Jacob Enciu, Joseph F H andrn, , 2017, "Flight Performance Optimization of a Multi-Lift Rotorcraft Formation", AIAA Journal of Aircraft
  • G. L. Soneson, Joseph F Horn and Albert Zheng, 2016, "Simulation Testing of Advanced Response Types for Ship-Based Rotorcraft", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 61, (3)
  • N. Grande, S. Tierney, Joseph F Horn and J. W. Langelaan, 2016, "Safe Autorotation through Wind Shear via Backwards Reachable Sets", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 61, (2)
  • J. Krishnamurthi and Joseph F Horn, 2015, "Helicopter Slung Load Control using Lagged Cable Angle Feedback", Journal of the American Helicopter Society
  • J. C. Cooper, Joseph F Horn, T. Yomchinda and E. P. O'Neill, 2014, "Handling Qualities Evaluation of an Adaptive Disturbance Compensation System for Ship-based Rotorcraft", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 59, (2), pp. 12-23
  • S. Sonti, Joseph F Horn, R. Keller and A. Ray, 2014, "Identification of Instabilities in Rotorcraft Systems", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 136, (2), pp. 024505-1 - 024505-6
  • Joseph F Horn, W. Guo and G. T. Ozdemir, 2012, "Use of Rotor State Feedback to Improve Closed Loop Stability and Handling Qualities", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 57, (2), pp. 1-10
  • Joseph F Horn, Eric M. Schmidt, Brian R. Geiger and Mark P. DeAngelo, 2012, "Neural Network-Based Trajectory Optimization for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 35, (2), pp. 548-562
  • M. Yasar, Joseph F Horn and A. Ray, 2008, "A Comprehensive Control Strategy for Integrated Flight/Propulsion Systems", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part G, 222, (6), pp. 843-859
  • B. R. Geiger, Joseph F Horn, G. L. Sinsley, J. A. Ross and L. N. Long, 2008, "Flight Testing a Real Time Implementation of a UAV Path Planner Using Direct Collocation", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 31, (6), pp. 1575-1586
  • J. A. Miller, P. D. Minear, A. F. Neissner, A. M. DeLullo, B. R. Geiger, L. N. Long and Joseph F Horn, 2007, "Intelligent Unmanned Air Vehicle Flight Systems", AIAA Journal of Computing, Information, and Communications, 4
  • N. A. Sahani, Joseph F Horn, G. J. J. Jeram and J. V. R. Prasad, 2006, "A Hub Moment Limit Protection System Using Neural Network Prediction", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 51, (4), pp. 331-340
  • V. Sahasrabudhe, Joseph F Horn, N. Sahani, A. Faynberg and R. Spaulding, 2006, "Simulation Investigation of a Comprehensive Collective-Axis Tactile Cueing System", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 51, (3), pp. 215-224
  • D. K. Tolani, A. Ray and Joseph F Horn, 2006, "Integrated decision and control of human-engineered complex systems", International Journal of General Systems, 35, (3)
  • H. N. Chen, K. S. Brentner, L. V. Lopes and Joseph F Horn, 2006, "An Initial Analysis of Transient Noise in Rotorcraft Maneuver Flight", International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 5, (2)
  • Joseph F Horn, D. O. Bridges, D. A. Wachspress and S. L. Rani, 2006, "Implementation of a Free-Vortex Wake Model in Real-Time Simulation of Rotorcraft", AIAA Journal of Computing, Information, and Communications, 3, (3)
  • N. Sahani and Joseph F Horn, 2006, "Adaptive Model Inversion Control of a Helicopter with Structural Load Limiting", AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 29, (2)
  • D. Lee and Joseph F Horn, 2005, "Simulation of Pilot Workload for a Helicopter Operating in a Turbulent Ship Airwake", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part G, Special issue on shipborne aviation, 219, (G5), pp. 445-458
  • Joseph F Horn, D. K. Tolani, C. M. Lagoa, Q. Wang and A. Ray, 2005, "Reliable Operation of Rotorcraft Using Probabilistic Robust Control", IFAC Control Engineering Practice, 12, (8), pp. 1037-1046
  • Joseph F Horn, D. O. Bridges, L. V. Lopes and K. S. Brentner, 2005, "Development of a Low-Cost Multi-Disciplinary Rotorcraft Simulation Facility", AIAA Journal of Computing, Information, and Communications, 2, (7), pp. 267-284
  • D. Lee, Joseph F Horn, N. Sezer-Uzol and L. N. Long, 2005, "Simulation of Pilot Control Activity During Helicopter Shipboard Operations", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 42, (2), pp. 448-461
  • K. S. Brentner, L. V. Lopes, H. N. Chen and Joseph F Horn, 2005, "Near Real-Time Simulation of Rotorcraft Acoustics and Flight Dynamics", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 42, (2), pp. 347-355
  • N. Sahani and Joseph F Horn, 2004, "Neural Network Based Algorithms for Comprehensive Collective Axis Limit Avoidance on Rotorcraft", AIAA Journal of Computing, Information, and Communications, 1, pp. 432-451
  • Joseph F Horn and N. Sahani, 2004, "Detection and Avoidance of Main Rotor Hub Moment Limits on Rotorcraft", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 41, (2), pp. 372-379
  • Joseph F Horn, A. C. Calise and J. V. R. Prasad, 2002, "Flight Envelope Limit Detection and Avoidance for Rotorcraft", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 47, (4), pp. 253-262
  • Joseph F Horn, A. C. Calise and J. V. R. Prasad, 2001, "Flight Envelope Cueing on a Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Using Neural Network Limit Prediction", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 46, (1), pp. 23-31
  • Jacob Enciu and Joseph F Horn, , "Formation Control of a Rotorcraft Multi-Lift System"
  • Ilker Oruc, Joseph F Horn, Jeremy Shipman and Raj Shenoy, , "Coupled Flight Dynamics and CFD Simulations of Rotorcraft/Terrain Interactions", AIAA Journal of Aircraft

Conference Proceedings

  • Jacob Enciu, Joseph F H andrn, , 2017, "Flight Performance Optimization of a Multi-Lift Rotorcraft Formation", AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
  • Mark P DeAngelo, Joseph F H andrn, , 2017, "Aerial Vehicle Localization Using Generic Landmarks", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • Adam T Thorsen and Joseph F Horn, 2016, "Aerobatic Maneuvers of a Compound Rotorcraft at High Advance Ratios - Flight Path Generation and Dynamic Simulation", AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
  • Adam T Thorsen and Joseph F Horn, 2016, "Development and Evaluation of a Unified Control Architecture for a Compound Rotorcraft in Maneuvering Flight", AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
  • Jared C Cooper, Joseph F Horn, Venkat S.R. Pappu and Yande Liu, 2016, "Vehicle Modeling for Flight Test Measurements of Ship Airwake Disturbances"
  • Ilker Oruc, Jeremy Shipman, Raj Shenoy and Joseph F Horn, 2016, "Towards Real-Time Fully Coupled Flight Dynamics and CFD Simulations of the Helicopter/Ship Dynamic Interface"
  • Umberto Saetti, Joseph F Horn, Kenneth S Brentner, Wilca R Villafana and Daniel Wachspress, 2016, "Rotorcraft Simulations with Coupled Flight Dynamics, Free Wake, and Acoustics"
  • James Michael Spires and Joseph F Horn, 2016, "High Order Compensator Augmentation of a Baseline Partial Authority Controller for Rotorcraft"
  • Mark P DeAngelo, Joseph F H andrn, , 2016, "Landmark-Aided Navigation for Air Vehicles Using Learned Object Detectors", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • Ilker Oruc, Joseph F Horn, Jeremy Shipman and Raj Shenoy, 2016, "Coupled Flight Dynamics and CFD Simulations of Rotorcraft/Terrain Interactions", AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
  • Jacob Enciu and Joseph F Horn, 2015, "Formation Control of a Rotorcraft Multi-Lift System"
  • Joseph F Horn, Junfeng Yang, Chengjian He and Dooyong Lee, 2015, "Autonomous Ship Approach and Landing Using Dynamic Inversion Control with Deck Motion Prediction"
  • Adam T Thorsen and Joseph F Horn, 2015, "Aerobatic Maneuvers of a Conventional and Compound Rotorcraft - Flight Path Generation and Dynamic Simulation", AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
  • John T Tritschler, Joseph F Horn and Chengjian He, 2015, "Objective Function Development for Optimized Path Guidance for Rotorcraft Shipboard Recovery", AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
  • James M Spires and Joseph F Horn, 2015, "Multi-Input Multi-Output Model-Following Control Design Methods for Rotorcraft", American Helicopter Society 71st Annual Forum Proceedings
  • Sylvie G Shafer, Joseph F Horn and Jared C Cooper, 2015, "Flight Test Measurement of Ship Airwake Disturbances using Small-Scale Rotorcraft", American Helicopter Society 71st Annual Forum Proceedings
  • Ilker Oruc, Joseph F Horn, Jeremy Shipman and James Erwin, 2015, "Coupled Flight Dynamics and CFD Simulations of Helicopter/Ship Dynamic Interface", American Helicopter Society 71st Annual Forum Proceedings
  • Albert Zheng and Joseph F Horn, 2015, "Investigation of Bandwidth and Disturbance Rejection Properties of a Dynamic Inversion Control Law for Ship-Based Rotorcraft", American Helicopter Society 71st Annual Forum Proceedings
  • A T Thorsen, J F Horn and G T Ozdemir, 2014, "Optimizing Control of a Compound Rotorcraft in Quasi-Steady Maneuvers", Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics Specialists’ Conference
  • Z Li, J F Horn and J W Langelaan, 2014, "Coordinated Transport of a Slung Load by a Team of Autonomous Rotorcraft"
  • S. Sonti, Joseph F Horn, R. Keller and A. Ray, 2013, "Identification of Instabilities in Rotorcraft Systems", Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference
  • G. T. Ozdemir, Joseph F Horn and A. T. Thorsen, 2013, "In-Flight Multi-Variable Optimization of Redundant Controls on a Compound Rotorcraft", Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • J. Krishnamurthi and Joseph F Horn, 2013, "Helicopter Slung Load Control using Lagged Cable Angle Feedback", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 69th Annual Forum
  • Y. Song, Joseph F Horn, Z. Li and J. W. Langelaan, 2013, "Modeling, Simulation, and Non-linear Control of a Rotorcraft Multi-Lift System", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 69th Annual Forum
  • J. Rigsby, C. H. Hung and Joseph F Horn, 2013, "Design and Evaluation of a Robust Feedback Controller for Helicopters Handling Externally Slung Loads", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 69th Annual Forum
  • H. M. Barron, K. S. Brentner, Joseph F Horn, G. T. Ozdemir and A. T. Thorsen, 2013, "Acoustic Analysis of Compound Helicopters with Trim Variations", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 69th Annual Forum
  • T. Yomchinda, N. Grande, Joseph F Horn and J. W. Langelaan, 2013, "Development and Testing of an Autonomous Autorotation System", 5th International Specialists' Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft and Network Centric Operations
  • M. P. DeAngelo, Joseph F Horn and M. W. Roeckel, 2012, "Optimal Search Strategies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • T. Yomchinda, Joseph F Horn and J. W. Langelaan, 2012, "Autonomous Control and Path Planning for Autorotation of Unmanned Helicopters", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 68th Annual Forum
  • T. Yomchinda, Joseph F Horn and J. W. Langelaan, 2011, "Flight Path Planning for Descent-phase Helicopter Autorotation", Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • J. C. Cooper, J. Schierman and Joseph F Horn, 2010, "Robust Adaptive Disturbance Compensation for Ship-based Rotorcraft", Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • E. M. Schmidt, Joseph F Horn and B. R. Geiger, 2010, "Use of Neural Network Approximation for Trajectory Optimization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Gimbaled Cameras", Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • Wei Guo and Joseph F Horn, 2009, "Rotor State Feedback Control for Rotorcraft with Variable Rotor Speed", Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
  • B. R. Geiger, E. M. Schmidt and Joseph F Horn, 2009, "Use of Neural Network Approximation in Multiple-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Trajectory Optimization", Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

Manuscripts

  • S. Sonti, Joseph F Horn, R. Keller and A. Ray, , "Identification of Instabilities in Rotorcraft Systems", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control

Other

  • A. T. Thorsen, Joseph F Horn and G. T. Ozdemir, 2014, "Use of Redundant Controls to Enhance Transient Response and Handling Qualities of Compound Rotorcraft"
  • G. L. Soneson and Joseph F Horn, 2014, "Simulation Testing of Advanced Response Types for Ship-Based Rotorcraft"
  • G. T. Ozdemir and Joseph F Horn, 2012, "Simulation Analysis of a Flight Control Law with In-Flight Performance Optimization"
  • P. M. Hayes, I. Gril and Joseph F Horn, 2012, "Gust Rejection Using Active Trailing Edge Flaps"
  • M. P. Fallon, C. L. Blanken, P. Montanye, B. Kashawlic, G. Labus, I. Grill, K. Campbell, J. Shue, J. Schillings and Joseph F Horn, 2012, "TRANSFORMATIONAL VEHICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS"
  • J. C. Cooper, Joseph F Horn, J. Schierman, T. Yomchinda and E. P. O'Neill, 2011, "Handling Qualities Evaluation of an Adaptive Disturbance Compensation System for Ship-based Rotorcraft"
  • J. D. Keller, R. M. McKillip, Joseph F Horn and T. Yomchinda, 2011, "Active Flight Control and AppliquĂ© Inceptor Concepts for Autorotation Performance Enhancement"
  • B. R. Geiger, F. W. Piasecki, Joseph F Horn, P. Schifferle and M. Lotterio, 2010, "Challenges of Flight Control in a Compound Helicopter"
  • Joseph F Horn, W. Guo and G. T. Ozdemir, 2010, "Use of Rotor State Feedback to Improve Closed Loop Stability and Handling Qualities"
  • Joseph F Horn, W. Guo and G. Ozdemir, 2009, "Implementation of Variable RPM in Helicopter Flight Control Laws"
  • T. Yomchinda and Joseph F Horn, 2009, "Handling Qualities Assessment of a Model Inversion Controller for a Tiltrotor Aircraft"
  • T. Yomchinda and Joseph F Horn, 2009, "Integrated Flight Control Design and Handling Qualities Analysis for a Tilt Rotor Aircraft"
  • G. T. Ozdemir and Joseph F Horn, 2009, "Control of Ducted Fan Aircraft using Redundant Effectors"
  • Joseph F Horn, S. M. Sparbanie, D. H. Geiger and V. Sahasrabudhe, 2009, "A Stochastic Model of Unsteady Ship Airwake Disturbances on Rotorcraft"
  • Joseph F Horn, S. M. Sparbanie, J. Cooper and J. Schierman, 2009, "On-Line Identification of Ship Airwake Disturbances on Rotorcraft"
  • Wei Guo and Joseph F Horn, 2009, "Helicopter Flight Control with Variable Rotor Speed and Torque Limiting"
  • Joseph F Horn and B. R. Geiger, 2009, "Neural Network Based Trajectory Optimization for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"
  • Joseph F Horn, S. M. Sparbanie, J. Cooper and J. Schierman, 2008, "On-Line Identification of Ship Airwake Disturbances on Rotorcraft"
  • J. A. Ross, B. R. Geiger, G. L. Sinsley, Joseph F Horn, L. N. Long and A. F. Niessner, 2008, "Vision-Based Target Geolocation and Optimal Surveillance on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle"
  • J. Zhang, E. C. Smith and Joseph F Horn, 2008, "Dynamics of a Ducted Rotor in Forward Flight"
  • G. L. Sinsley, L. N. Long, A. F. Niessner and Joseph F Horn, 2008, "Intelligent Systems Software for Unmanned Air Vehicles"
  • D. H. Geiger, V. Sahasrabudhe, Joseph F Horn, D. O. Bridges and S. Polsky, 2008, "Advanced Modeling and Flight Control Design for Gust Alleviation on Ship-Based Helicopters"
  • W. Guo and Joseph F Horn, 2008, "Flight Control Design for Rotorcraft with Variable Rotor Speed"
  • E. L. Tobias and Joseph F Horn, 2008, "Simulation Analysis of the Controllability of a Tandem Ducted Fan Aircraft"
  • B. R. Geiger, Joseph F Horn, G. Sinsley, J. A. Ross and L. N. Long, 2007, "Flight Testing a Real Time Implementation of a UAV Path Planner Using Direct Collocation"
  • D. O. Bridges, Joseph F Horn, E. Alpman and L. N. Long, 2007, "Coupled Flight Dynamics and CFD Analysis of Pilot Workload in Ship Airwakes"
  • Joseph F Horn and D. O. Bridges, 2007, "A Model Following Controller Optimized for Gust Rejection during Shipboard Operations"
  • E. Alpman, L. N. Long, D. O. Bridges and Joseph F Horn, 2007, "Fully Coupled Simulations of the Rotorcraft / Ship Dynamic Interface"
  • G. L. Sinsley, J. A. Miller, L. N. Long, B. R. Geiger, A. F. Niessner and Joseph F Horn, 2007, "An Intelligent Controller for Collaborative Unmanned Air Vehicles"
  • W. Guo and Joseph F Horn, 2006, "Modeling and Simulation for the Development of a Quad-Rotor UAV Capable of Indoor Flight"
  • M. Yasar, D. O. Bridges, G. Mallapragada and Joseph F Horn, 2006, "A Simulation Test Bed for Coordination of Unmanned Rotorcraft and Ground Vehicles"
  • B. R. Geiger, Joseph F Horn, A. Delullo, L. N. Long and A. F. Niessner, 2006, "Optimal Path Planning of UAVs Using Direct Collocation with Nonlinear Programming"
  • M. Yasar, Joseph F Horn and A. Ray, 2006, "Effects of Supervisory Decisions on Nonlinear Aircraft Dynamics"
  • Joseph F Horn, D. O. Bridges and D. Lee, 2006, "Flight Control Design for Alleviation of Pilot Workload during Helicopter Shipboard Operations"
  • H. N. Chen, K. S. Brentner, J. S. Shirey, Joseph F Horn, S. Anathan and J. G. Leishman, 2006, "A Study of the Aerodynamics and Acoustics of Super-BVI"
  • S. D. Hanford, L. N. Long and Joseph F Horn, 2005, "A Small Semi-Autonomous Rotary-Wing Unmanned Air Vehicle"
  • J. A. Miller, P. D. Minear, A. F. Neissner, A. M. DeLullo, B. R. Geiger, L. N. Long and Joseph F Horn, 2005, "Intelligent Unmanned Air Vehicle Flight Systems"
  • D. O. Bridges, Joseph F Horn and A. Ray, 2005, "Model-Following Control of a Military Helicopter with Damage Mitigation"
  • D. K. Tolani, Joseph F Horn, M. Yasar and A. Ray, 2005, "Hierarchical Control of Rotorcraft for Enhanced Performance and Structural Durability"
  • N. A. Sahani and Joseph F Horn, 2005, "Command Limiting for Full-Envelope Guidance and Control of Rotorcraft"
  • Joseph F Horn, D. O. Bridges, D. A. Wachspress and S. L. Rani, 2005, "Implementation of a Free-Vortex Wake Model in Real-Time Simulation of Rotorcraft"
  • D. Lee and Joseph F Horn, 2005, "Optimization of a Helicopter Stability Augmentation System for Operation in a Ship Airwake"
  • J. Chen, C. M. Lagoa, Joseph F Horn and A. Ray, 2005, "Output Bounded Switching Control for Future Generation Rotorcraft"
  • G. J. Jeram, N. A. Sahani, J. V. R. Prasad and Joseph F Horn, 2005, "Distributing Limit Protection between Autonomous Restraint and Voluntary Tactile Cues"
  • D. Lee and Joseph F Horn, 2004, "Simulation of Pilot Workload for Helicopters Operating in a Turbulent Ship Airwake"
  • N. Sahani and Joseph F Horn, 2004, "Adaptive Model Inversion Control of a Helicopter with Structural Load Limiting"
  • Joseph F Horn, D. Bridges, C. Sharma, L. Lopes and K. S. Brentner, 2004, "A Multi-Disciplinary Rotorcraft Simulation Facility Composed of Commodity Components and Open Source Software"
  • N. Sahani, Joseph F Horn, G. Jeram and J. V. R. Prasad, 2004, "Hub Moment Limit Protection Using Neural Network Prediction"
  • B. Geiger, Joseph F Horn, A. Greenjack and F. W. Piasecki, 2004, "Trim and Maneuver Optimization Methods for Compound Rotorcraft"
  • D. K. Tolani, Joseph F Horn, A. Ray and J. Chen, 2004, "Hierarchical Control of Future Generation Rotorcraft"
  • B. D. Kothmann, Y. Lu, E. DeBrun and Joseph F Horn, 2004, "Prospective on Rotorcraft Aerodynamic Modeling for Flight Dynamics Applications"
  • H. Chen, K. S. Brentner, L. Lopes and Joseph F Horn, 2004, "A Study of Rotorcraft Noise Prediction in Maneuvering Flight"

Research Projects

  • November 2016 - October 2021, "Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence," (Sponsor: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command).
  • January 2017 - September 2017, "Fly-to-Optimal Control Investigation for X-49A Simulation and Scaled VTOL Demonstrator," (Sponsor: Piasecki Aircraft / US Army).
  • April 2016 - March 2017, "Maneuverable Hydrokinetic Turbines," (Sponsor: ARPA-E, ORPC, Applied Research Lab).
  • August 2016 - August 2017, "High-Performance Computing System for Real-Time Analysis of Rotorcraft Aeromechanics," (Sponsor: ONR DURIP).
  • July 2014 - June 2017, "Autonomous Control Modes and Optimized Path Guidance for Shipboard Landing in High Sea States," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • April 2014 - August 2017, "Pilot-in-the-Loop CFD Method Development," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • April 2014 - December 2017, "Autonomous UAV Aerodynamic Performance Analysis for the Near-Ship Environment," (Sponsor: Phase II.5 Navy STTR - Subcontract to Combustion Research and Flow Technology (CRAFTTech)).
  • September 2015 - February 2017, "Advanced Flight Simulation Facility for Research on Sea-Based Operations of Rotorcraft," (Sponsor: ONR DURIP).
  • August 2014 - August 2017, "Rotorcraft Noise Abatement Operating Conditions Modeling," (Sponsor: FAA).
  • May 2015 - December 2017, "Rotorcraft Handling Qualities Requirements for Future Configurations and Missions," (Sponsor: Vertical Lift Consortium).
  • October 2013 - December 2016, "Flight Test Measurement of Airwake Disturbances for Validation of Virtual Dynamic Interface Simulations," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • April 2013 - June 2015, "Innovative Method for Real-Time Damage Alleviation," (Sponsor: Phase II NAVY SBIR - Subcontract to Technical Data Analysis, Inc.).
  • October 2014 - September 2015, "Motion Capture System for Research on Micro Air Vehicles and Human Motion," (Sponsor: Internal, College of Engineering).
  • January 2013 - December 2014, "Innovative Method for Real-Time Damage Alleviation (Phase II)," (Sponsor: Technical Data Analysis, Inc.).

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 AIAA de Florez Award for Flight Simulation, AIAA, January 2017 - 2017

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, Department P&T Committee, August 2016 - May 2017
  • Chairperson, Aerospace Department Head Search Committee, September 2016 - May 2017
  • Member, Department Labratory Safety Committee, September 2016 - May 2017
  • Chairperson, Department P&T Committee, Chair, September 2015 - May 2016
  • , September 2014 - May 2016
  • Chairperson, December 2014 - May 2015
  • Member, Faculty Senate, August 2011 - May 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • External Reviewer, January 2015 - December 2015
 


 

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