The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Bradford Robertson

Bradford Robertson is a senior graduate researcher from New Orleans, LA. He currently works as the technical lead on an access-to-space project within the Defense and Space division as well as an advisor to grand challenge teams within the division. He joined the lab in 2003 as an undergraduate research assistant.

Research Interests

Bradford's research interest focus on uncertainty management in the design of space systems. Traditionally, uncertainty management throughout the development of space systems is performed through the use of performance margin or contingency. This margin is traditionally allocated based on historical experience, but this practice becomes problematic when designing new concepts which lack historical data.


  • 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



  • Robertson, B.; Crowley, D.; Garmendia, D.; Douglas, R.; Mavris, D. N.; and B. Hellman, “A Modeling Methodology and Environment for Integrated Trim Analysis for a Reusable Booster System”, AIAA-2011-1009, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Orlando, Florida, Jan. 4-7, 2011.

Awards and Honors

  • Boeing Scholarship Recipient, 2006
  • Northrop Grumman Scholarship Recipient, 2001

Memberships and Service

  • AIAA Student Member