The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Rebecca Douglas

Ms. Rebecca Douglas

Research Engineer II
SST/Weber, Rm 323
(404) 385 - 3381
rebecca.douglas (at) asdl.gatech.edu

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2004
  • Master of Sciences in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2005

Research

Aeromechanic Risk Reduction for the Reusable Booster System’s Technology Demonstrator
Sponsor: GTRI/AFRL
Period of Performance: April 2010 – Sept 2011
Contributions: Technical Lead: (1) Development of a trajectory trade space visualization tool and flight test figures of merit. (2) Integrated vehicle internal layout and aero tool for trim analysis.

NGUAS Co-Op Virtual Experimentation
Sponsor: GTRI/AFRL
Period of Performance: Feb 2010 – Dec 2010
Contributions: Technical Lead

Visual C2 Capability Analysis and Tradeoff Suite (VCATS) Phase II
Sponsor: JFCOM J8
Period of Performance: Nov 2009 – October 2010
Contributions: Technical Lead

GTRI Counter-IED Surrogate Modeling Phase II
Sponsor: GTRI/JIEDDO
Period of Performance: Nov 2009 – May 2010
Contributions: Technical Lead: Development of novel surrogate modeling techniques and the creation of those models for high fidelity counter-IED systems in simulation environment

Visual C2 Capability Analysis and Tradeoff Suite (VCATS) Phase I
Sponsor: JFCOM J8
Period of Performance: May 2009 – October 2009
Contributions: Technical Lead

Quantitative Technology Assessment NGUAS Co-Op
Sponsor: GTRI/AFRL
Period of Performance: Jun 2009 – Jun 2010
Contributions: Technical Lead: Capability based modeling of a mothership UAS with sub-UAVs acting cooperatively to increase battlespace awareness and timeliness

Title: GTRI Counter-IED Surrogate Modeling Phase I
Sponsor: GTRI/JIEDDO
Period of Performance: Jan 2009 – Aug 2009
Contributions: Technical Lead: Development of novel surrogate modeling techniques and the creation of those models for high fidelity counter-IED systems in simulation environment

Title: Affordable Weapons Systems Phase II
Sponsor: Raytheon Missile Systems
Period of Performance: Nov 2008 – May 2009
Contributions: Technical Lead: Aerodynamic loads assessment for subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flight regimes of a variable sweep Stage 2 missile configuration

Warfighter First / Collaborative Solutions Development Environment
Sponsor: Raytheon Missile Systems
Period of Performance: Completed September 26, 2008
Contributions: Technical Lead: Development of tools and process supporting the Joint Forces Command Joint Urban Operations Battlespace Awareness Capability Based Assessment

Affordable Weapons Systems Phase I
Sponsor: Raytheon Missile Systems
Period of Performance: Oct 2007 – June 2008
Contributions: Technical Lead: Completed qualitative concept analysis, parametric air and sea based target engagement model, and quantitative multi-attribute concept tradeoff environment using surrogates of stochastic engagement model

Tactical Information Dominance, Facilities Neutralization, and Future Long Term Challenges
Sponsor: Applied Research Associates
Period of Performance: 2007-2008
Contributions: Technical Lead: Completed surrogation of stochastic campaign model and interactive functional decomposition tools to rank technologies against scenarios and top level requirements

Marine Personnel Carrier
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research
Period of Performance: August 2007-2008
Contributions: Technical Support and Lead for Portion of Project: Supporting analysis planning, lead for vehicle rapid performance generation tool deliverable, and analysis results

Honors and Distinctions

  • 2004 Georgia Tech Undergraduate Senior Design Competition Team Program Manager for winning multi-purpose advanced trainer design
  • Woodlawn High School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Class of 2000 Valedictorian
  • 2003 Women in Engineering Boeing Scholarship Recipient

Membership and Service

  • Member of the AIAA Reusable Launch Vehicle Program Committee
  • Member of the Yellow Jacket Flying Club

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • Edwards, S.; Mavris, D.N.; and B. Hellman, “Rocketback Trajectory Figures of Merit for a Reusable Booster Technology Flight Demonstrator”, AIAA-2010-8667, AIAA SPACE 2010 Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California, Aug. 30-2, 2010.
  • Mavris, D.N., and R. Douglas, (U) QUANTITATIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (QTA) PROGRAM, Task Order 0001: Next Generation Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Cooperative Engagement Capability Study for a Mothership and Deployable UAVs, s.l. : AFRL-RB-WP-TR-2010-3087 AFRL-RB-WP, Jul 2010.