Baron Johnson, Ph.D.
Aerospace / Flight Test Engineer
Dynetics, Inc.
Huntsville, AL

baronjohnson@gmail.com
(352) 339-5272
http://baronjohnson.net

 


Publications            Resume                Research Projects                RC Credentials                Pilot Credentials

Technical Publications

      JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

      CONTRIBUTED PROPOSALS

  • University of Florida, Wichita State University, Dynetics, Systems Technology, "Time-Varying Tools to Optimize Efficiency of Flight Testing," Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA (LEARN) Proposal, October 2013. 

  • Westwind Group, Inc., "Logistics Support Facility Management Activity," U.S. Army Proposal, $1.5+B IDIQ, May 2012. 

  • R. Lind, R. Hurley, B. Johnson, A. Pachikara, "Sensor-Centric Mapping," NSF Proposal, $350,491, October 2009. 

  • Defense Research Associates, Inc., "Power Line Urban Sentry," AFRL Phase II SBIR Proposal, $600,000, 2008-2009. 

 

      M.S. THESIS

 

      Ph.D. DISSERTATION

 

      CONFERENCE PAPERS

      DESIGN REPORTS

  • P. Miller, B. Johnson, S. Gildea, B. Solomon, G. Irby, N. Karlovich, J. Childs, "University of Florida Agent Orange Design Report", Proc. 43rd AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference Student Design Challenge, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, May 24, 2007.

  • B. Johnson, et al., "Development of Autonomous MAV", Proc. 2nd US-European Competition & Workshop on Micro Air Vehicles, Eglin Air Force Base, Shalimar, FL, October 30 - November 2, 2006.  [Best Technical Paper]

  • B. Johnson, et al., "University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle System", Proc. 2nd US-European Competition & Workshop on Micro Air Vehicles, Eglin Air Force Base, Shalimar, FL, October 30 - November 2, 2006.

  • D. Claxton, B. Johnson, B. Stanford, M. Sytsma, "Development of a Composite Bendable-Wing Micro Air Vehicle", Proc. 10th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Provo, UT, May 19 & 20, 2006. [1st Place Design Report]

  • R. Albertani, F. Boria, S. Bowman, D. Claxton, P. Ifju, B. Johnson, K. Lee, M. Morton, M. Sytsma, "The University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle", Proc. 1st US-European Micro Aerial Vehicle Technology Demonstration & Assessment, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, September 19-22, 2005. [Best Technical Paper]

  • P. Ifju, R. Albertani, B. Stanford, P. Hubner, K. Lee, D. Claxton, B. Johnson, "Experimental Characterization of a Flexible Wing Micro Air Vehicle", Proc. 9th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition & Conference, Seoul, Korea, May 19, 2005.

  • R. Albertani, F. Boria, S. Bowman, D. Claxton, A. Crespo, C. Francis, P. Ifju, B. Johnson, K. Lee, M. Morton, M. Sytsma, "Development of Reliable and Mission Capable Micro Air Vehicles", Proc. 9th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Seoul, Korea, May 20 & 21, 2005. [1st Place Design Report]

  • R. Albertani, P. Barnswell, F. Boria, D. Claxton, J. Clifton, J. Cocquyt, A. Crespo, C. Francis, B. Johnson, S. Jung, K. Lee, M. Morton, "University of Florida Biologically Inspired Micro Air Vehicles", Proc. 8th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Tucson, AZ, April 9-11, 2004.

 


Other Publications

      MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • B. Johnson, "From the Inside Out - Rolling Turns Explained," Model Aviation.  [In Progress]

  • B. Johnson, "Finding Your Personal IMAC Setup," Model Aviation, Vol. 36, No. 6, June 2010.

  • F. Johnson, B. Johnson, "Aeromodeling in Full Scale," Model Aviation, Vol. 36, No. 2, February 2010.

  • B. Johnson, Translated by K. Lee, "Tensor 4D", Radio Control Technique Korea,Vol. 9 No. 98, October 25, 2004.

      e-ARTICLES

      LITERATURE

B. Johnson, "History Takes A Wild Ride", Raintree Steck-Vaugn Publishers, Austin, TX, January 1996.

 

Technical Presentations

  • "Trajectory Planning for Sensing Effectiveness with High Angle-of-Attack Flight Capability, " AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, January 9, 2012.

  • "Trajectory Planning for Effective Close-Proximity Sensing with Agile Vehicles, " Ph.D. Dissertation Defense, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 9, 2011.

  • "Three-Dimensional Tree-Based Trajectory Planning with Highly Maneuverable Vehicles, " AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 7, 2011.

  • "Improving Tree-Based Trajectories Through Order Reduction/Expansion and Surrogate Models," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 3, 2010.

  • "Trajectory Planning for Effective Close-Proximity Sensing with Agile Vehicles," Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, May 5, 2010.

  • "Characterizing Wing Rock as a Function of Size and Configuration of Vertical Tail," NASA Dryden Control System Seminar, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA, September 25, 2009.

  • "Characterizing Wing Rock as a Function of Size and Configuration of Vertical Tail," AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Chicago, IL, August 12, 2009.

  • Hybrid Randomized and Deterministic Path Planning Approach," Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, FL, August 4, 2009.

  • "Time-Frequency Characterization of Wing Rock with Vertical Tail Parameterization," UF / AFRL Seminar Series, Shalimar, FL, July 28, 2009.

  • "High Angle-of-Attack Flight Characteristics of a Small UAV with a Variable-Size Vertical Tail," M.S. Thesis Defense, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 5, 2009.

  • "High Angle-of-Attack Flight Dynamics of Small UAVs", 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 5, 2009.

  • "Development of a Composite Bendable-Wing Micro Air Vehicle", 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January 10, 2007.

  • "University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle System", 2nd US-European Competition & Workshop on Micro Air Vehicles, Eglin Air Force Base, Shalimar, FL, November 1, 2006.

  • "The University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle", 1st US-European Micro Aerial Vehicle Technology Demonstration & Assessment, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, September 19, 2005.

  • "Development of Reliable and Mission Capable Micro Air Vehicles", 9th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Seoul, Korea, May 20, 2005.
     

 

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