DR. STEVEN A. BRANDT
PhD, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988
MS, Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, 1976
BS, Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, 1975
YEARS SERVICE ON THIS FACULTY: 18
Associate Professor: 1994-2004
Assistant Professor: 1991- 1994
Date of Original Appointment: November 1990
OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE (Teaching/Industry/etc):
1982-present: FAA-certified Airframe Mechanic and Repairman
1977-present: USAF Academic Instructor, Instructor Pilot and Flight Evaluator (3200 hours in T-37, T-38, T-33, F-106, and F-4 jet aircraft plus T-41 piston-engine aircraft)
1975-present: Designed, built, flight tested, maintained and operated all-aluminum two-place piston-powered experimental aircraft
1974-present: FAA-certified Instrument-rated Commercial Pilot
Design consultant to Raytheon Corp. and the U.S. Navy for design studies on submarine-launched UAVs
Design consultant to OSD/DOT&E and Defense Science Board for design studies on full-scale fighter-size target drones
Design consultant to AFRL Munitions Directorate, UAV Battle Lab, Naval Research Lab, and the Force Protection Battle Lab for design, construction, and testing of a prototype small UAV capable of being carried and deployed from a conventional infantry soldier’s backpack or a sonobuoy canister.
Design consultant to AFRL Air Vehicles Directorate for design studies on strike and surveillance UAVs and a next generation manned bomber
Design consultant to UAV Battle Lab, USAF Reconnaissance Systems Program Office (SPO), and General Atomics Aircraft Division for performance enhancement modifications to the RQ-1A Predator UAV
Design consultant to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Australian Services Academy for design studies related to developing a request for proposals for a replacement for the RAAF’s F-111 and F-18 jet fighters
Design consultant to 45th Space Wing at Patrick AFB for design and flight testing of a range safety and resources monitoring UAV for the Cape Canaveral range complex
Design consultant to MIT Draper Labs for Wide Area Surveillance Projectile aerodynamics and stability and control analysis
PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS (of the last five years):
• S. Brandt, R. Stiles, J. Bertin, and R. Whitford, Introduction to Aeronautics: A Design Perspective, AIAA Education Series, Reston, VA, Second Edition 2004.
• S. Brandt, R. Stiles, J. Bertin, and R. Whitford, AeroDYNAMIC Educational Software, AIAA Education Series, Reston, VA ,Version 3.0, 2004.
• S. Brandt, C. Fisher, D. Hansen, S. Kuennen, and P. Neal, “Get ‘Em While They’re Young! Integrated Engineering for Freshmen,” Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, 2004.
• S. Brandt “Technical Review of Design Concept Alternatives to the QF-16” Invited presentation to Defense Science Board Target Task Force, Arlington, VA May 2005.
SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Society of Automotive Engineering
American Society for Engineering Education
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award at the 14th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning 2003
Tau Beta Pi Colorado Zeta Outstanding Instructor Award 2000
Numerous military outstanding achievement awards
INSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (in the last five years):
Co-developer and member of steering committee for core introduction to engineering course taught to all cadets in their first year at USAFA
Member Editorial Advisory Board AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series
Peer-reviewer for AIAA Journal of Aircraft and McGraw-Hill Technical Publications
Member AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee
Chair for multiple sessions of AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference
94th Flying Training Squadron Flight Instructor until 2005
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS:
SAIC/DEMACO Short Course, “XPATCH Fundamentals”
Numerous department technical presentations (Noon Informational Brown Bag and Lunch Educational Seminars).