Bradford Robertson

Bradford Robertson is a Research Engineer II and the Chief Engineer of ASDL's Defense and Space Division. He originally joined ASDL in 2003 as an undergraduate research assistant, and has in his time at ASDL worked on projects involving military operations analysis, airline schedule optimization, aerospace manufacturing, entry descent and landing systems, space vehicle design, and missile design. His current research areas are high speed aeromechanics and flight dynamics as well as the sizing and synthesis of space systems, space architectures, and high speed atmospheric vehicles. He is also the technical adviser to ASDL's missile design competition teams.

Research Interests

  • High Speed Atmospheric Vehicles Use of multi-discipline environments to analyze and design high speed atmospheric vehicles such as missiles, hypersonic vehicles, launch vehicles, and entry vehicles
  • Space System Design Performing multi-disciplinary optimization of in-space vehicles
  • Space Logistics Utilizing mixed integer programming to solve space logistics problems
  • High Performance Computing Applications Utilizing distributed memory systems to solve aerospace problems

Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 2013, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2009, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Computer Science, 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology


Publications

Journal

  • Siedlak, Dennis JL, Olivia J. Pinon, Bradford E. Robertson, and Dimitri N. Mavris. "Robust simulation-based scheduling methodology to reduce the impact of manual installation tasks on low-volume aerospace production flows." Journal of manufacturing systems 46 (2018): 193-207.

Conference

  • Andrew Coffey, Alyssa Deardorff, Tyler Weihing, Bradford Robertson, and Dimitri N. Mavris. "Probabilistic Technology Selection for In Space Assembly, Manufacture, and Repair", 2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA SPACE Forum. 2018.
  • Zachary Ernst, Matthew Reilly, Bradford Robertson, and Dimitri N. Mavris. "Manufacturing-Influenced Design of Orbital Launch Vehicles", 2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA SPACE Forum. 2018.
  • Ernst, Zachary J., Brett R. Hiller, Chelsea L. Johnson, Bradford E. Robertson, and Dimitri N. Mavris. "Coupling Computational Fluid Dynamics with 6DOF Rigid Body Dynamics for Unsteady, Accelerated Flow Simulations." 2018 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference. 2018.
  • Bozeman, Michael D., Jimmy C. Tai, Bradford E. Robertson, and Dimitri N. Mavris. "Prediction of Dynamic Stability Derivatives for Flexible Aircraft using FUN3D." 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018.
  • Bradford Robertson, Dimitri Mavris, and Jeffrey Zweber. “The Application of a Hybrid Probabilistic Method for Design Margin Estimation to the FAST Reference Flight System.” AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference & Exposition, 2013.
  • Bradford Robertson, Dimitri Mavris, and Jeffrey Zweber. “Initial Formulation of a Hybrid Probabilistic Method for Design Margin Estimation for a Novel Concept.” AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition, 2012.
  • Daniel Crowley, Bradford Robertson, Rebecca Douglas, Dimitri Mavris, and Barry Hellman. “Aerodynamic Surrogate Modeling of Variable Geometry.” 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 2012.
  • Daniel Crowley, Bradford Robertson, Rebecca Douglas, Dimitri Mavris, and Barry Hellman. “Configuration Determination of a Reusable First Stage Booster Utilizing Monte Carlo Based Inverse Design.” AIAA SPACE 2011 Conference & Exposition, 2011.
  • Daniel Crowley, Bradford Robertson, Rebecca Douglas, Dimitri Mavris, and Barry Hellman. “The Sensitivities of Aerodynamic Forces and Moments of a Reusable First Stage Booster to Design Parameters.” AIAA SPACE 2011 Conference & Exposition, 2011.
  • Bradford Robertson, Daniel Crowley, Daniel Garmendia, Rebecca Douglas, Dimitri Mavris, and Barry Hellman. “A Modeling Methodology and Environment for Integrated Trim Analysis for a Reusable Booster System.” 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 2011



Memberships and Service

  • AIAA Member