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Brett Newman

  • Brett Newman
  • Professor
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • 1317 Engr and Comp Sci Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5860
  • bnewman@odu.edu
  • Education

    Purdue University, 1992
    Major: School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Oklahoma State University, 1985
    Major: Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Oklahoma State University, 1983
    Major: Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • 2007: Service Award (12 Years), AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee
  • 2005: Center Team Award, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
  • 2005: Turning Goals Into Reality Award , NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
  • 2005: Faculty Advisor for Donghyuk Jeong, 2nd Place, Graduate Student Paper Competition, AIAA Mid-Atlantic Region I Student Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 2003: Passed Professional Engineer Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam, Commonwealth of Virginia Board for Professional Engineers, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2000: Top Ten Best Paper Award at GNC Conference, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Denver, Colorado
  • 1999: Certificate of Appreciation for Significant Contributions made to the High-Speed Research Program, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
  • 1991: Best Presentation Award in Session GNC35, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1983: Private Pilot Certificate, Airplane Single Engine Land, Federal Aviation Administration, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1983: Passed Engineering Intern Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, Oklahoma State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Scholarships for Future Marine Engineering Workforce Professionals, Scientists, and Industry Leaders
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
    Date: August, 2008 - August, 2012
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Bao, H. P.; Dean, A. W.; Hou, G. J.; Baysal, O.
    Investigation of Flight Control Issues for Celestial Landers
    Sponsoring Organization: UNISYS & NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: August, 2007 - September, 2008
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Modeling and Simulation of Flight Vehicle Motions
    Sponsoring Organization: Modeling and Simulation Doctoral Fellowship, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    Date: January, 2007 - August, 2008
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Advanced Security Research Assessment and Decision Support Capability
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: December, 2007 - May, 2008
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Creedon, J.; Gheorghe, A. V.
    Analysis and Design for MaXflyer Propulsion Subsystem
    Sponsoring Organization: Near Space Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Date: November, 2006 - March, 2007
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Flight Experiment Payload Development for Suborbital Launch Vehicle
    Sponsoring Organization: Innovative Business Solutions, Clearwater, Florida
    Date: January, 2006 - December, 2006
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Ash, R. L.
    Utilization of Quaternion Algebra in Inertial Navigation and Guidance
    Sponsoring Organization: Aerospace Graduate Research Fellowship, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: September, 2003 - May, 2006
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Energy State Management in a SATS Environment - Phase 3
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia SATS Lab and National Consortium for Aviation Mobility, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: May, 2005 - October, 2005
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Britcher, C. P.
    Flight Experiment Payload Development for Suborbital Launch Vehicle
    Sponsoring Organization: Innovative Business Solutions, Clearwater, Florida
    Date: January, 2005 - June, 2005
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Ash, R. L.
    Energy State Management in a SATS Environment - Phase 2
    Sponsoring Organization: Athena Technologies, Manassas, Virginia
    Date: October, 2003 - November, 2004
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Britcher, C. P.
    Guidance and Control of Ultra-Long Duration Balloons Using Conventional and Nonconventional Propulsion Concepts
    Sponsoring Organization: ASEE-NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia
    Date: June, 2004 - August, 2004
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Utilization of Quaternion Algebra in Inertial Navigation and Guidance
    Sponsoring Organization: Tuition Grant, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
    Date: May, 2004 - August, 2004
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Energy State Management in a SATS Environment - Phase 1
    Sponsoring Organization: Athena Technologies, Manassas, Virginia
    Date: July, 2003 - September, 2003
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Britcher, C. P.
    Research Activities Leading to Hierarchical Learning Network for Advanced Aerospace System Concepts
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: May, 2002 - February, 2003
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Noor, A. K.
    Lidar-Based Ride and Load Augmentation Flight Control
    Sponsoring Organization: AeroTech Research, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: January, 2001 - December, 2002
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Engineering Feasibility and Trade Studies for the NASA/VSGC MicroMaps Space Mission
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: January, 2002 - August, 2002
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Development of a High Accuracy Angular Measurement System for Langley Research Center Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Facilities
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: June, 2001 - May, 2002
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    New Methodology for Stability Robustness Analysis and Design in Single-Parameter Uncertain Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellowship, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama
    Date: September, 2000 - August, 2001
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    New Methodology for Stability Robustness Analysis and Design in Single-Parameter Uncertain Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: Aerospace Graduate Research Fellowship, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: September, 1998 - May, 1999
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Control Design Strategies to Enhance Long-Term Aircraft Structural Integrity
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: January, 1998 - December, 1998
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    New Control Concepts for Small Autonomous Hydrodynamic Vehicles at Low Speed
    Sponsoring Organization: Vehicle Control Technologies, Reston, Virginia
    Date: January, 1998 - December, 1998
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Longitudinal Inner-Outer Loop Interface and Lateral-Directional Augmentation for HSR
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: October, 1997 - September, 1998
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Multivariable Techniques for HSR Flight Control Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: September, 1996 - August, 1997
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Modeling and Control of Forward Vanes for HSR
    Sponsoring Organization: ASEE-NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: June, 1996 - August, 1996
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Investigation of Inner Loop Flight Control Strategies for HSR
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: January, 1995 - December, 1995
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.
    Inner Loop Flight Control for the High-Speed Civil Transport
    Sponsoring Organization: ASEE-NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: June, 1994 - August, 1994
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.