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DAN BRASOVEANU

4603 Virginia Ave cell: 443-763-1208

Baltimore, MD, 21225 home: 410-354-8152

E-mail: brasovdx@yahoo.com


OBJECTIVE:

Exploring opportunities to apply extensive experience in a challenging career environment where strong communication, application development, simulation and modeling can be effectively utilized to the benefit of the company.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Expert Physicist, Engineer and Mathematician.

  • Expert in algorithm development, software development and testing

  • Superlative versatility and adaptability

  • Superlative communication skills

  • Author of more than 40 Journal and Refereed Conference Papers on combustion research, gas turbine development, satellite guidance navigation and control, advanced propulsion systems and quantum physics.

  • USA PATENTS: # 6,672,075 and #5,335,017

  • Awards include March 1997 ASME Best Paper Award. Awarded by the ASME Fuels and Combustion Technology Division for the paper entitled ‘Analysis of Gaseous Fuel and Air Mixing in Flames and Flame Quenching’.


LANGUAGES: Fluent in written French and written and spoken Romanian.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret issued May 2011
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Technical Skills

  • More than fourteen years of technical and supervisory experience in sensor calibration and design, software development and testing and systems engineering.

  • More than twelve years experience in engine design, manufacturing and testing

  • Expert in combustion research, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), stress and thermal analysis.


Computer Skills

  • Proficient in STK, MS Office, Fluent, Chemkin, Matlab, Unix, C, C++, FORTRAN, Matlab and Mathcad.


Managerial and Supervisory Skills

  • Task leader of advanced sensors studies for satellite guidance and navigation.


Interpersonal and Teamwork Skills

  • Interacted with a wide variety of defense industry, NASA, DoD, DHS and CBP representatives, while presenting reports and research papers, participating in meetings and task groups or supervising test teams.

  • Member of four highly successful NASA mission control teams: the Earth Observing System for the Atmospheric Measurement, also known as TERRA, the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, FAST Auroral Snapshot Explorer and the X-ray Timing Explorer (XTE).


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Computer Sciences Corporation, Defense Group 11/ 2009-present

Systems Engineer Alexandria, VA

  • Provided support to the Department of Homeland Security for the development of the Advanced Spectroscopic Portal (ASP). Reviewed procedures and established national standards. Supervised ASP-C field tests. Analyzed test data. Strengthen the national security developing code to predict the effectiveness of various radiation detectors when probing for bare or shielded Special Nuclear Materials using advanced mathematics. Prepared documents for the customer and the National Academy of Sciences.


Computer Sciences Corporation, Defense Group 05/2008-10/2009

Principle Leader Crystal City, VA

  • Prepared proposals for DARPA including advanced weapons systems and aircraft.


Computer Sciences Corporation, Advanced Marine Center 10/2002-05/2008

Science Leader Crystal City, VA

  • Analyzed Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) and OSPREY gas turbine cycles. Designed CFD models to study the vibration of LCAC propeller blades to enhance the efficiency of ventilation systems used onboard Navy Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future) and to reduce pollutant levels. Determined the causes of LCAC gearbox and engine failures. Analyzed stress exerted on LCAC Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) bypass system, valves and pumps enhancing the ship reliability. Calculated heat transfer through components of LCAC air conditioning systems. Analyzed valve and duct corrosion. These studies enhanced the ship reliability and saved millions of dollars. Studied cargo transfer systems using multi-body dynamics.


Computer Sciences Corporation, Defense Group 06/2000-09/2002

Systems Engineer Rockville, MD

  • Prepared specifications and requirements included in versions 5.0 and 5.1 of Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF System/Subsystem Design Description of the Operational Control System (OCS). Managed systems requirements using DOORS. Analyzed GPS sub-systems and upgraded the Attitude Determination System to provide station visibility and flyby opportunity reports. Designed algorithms and testing protocols for the Electromagnet, Reaction Wheel and Attitude Propagator models included in the GPS high precision simulator. Designed high accuracy algorithms for orbit determination.


University of Maryland, Combustion Laboratory 11/1997-2000

Post-Doctoral Research – part time College Park, MD

  • Developed a comprehensive model of gaseous fuel and air mixing in gas turbine, rocket, IC and Diesel engine combustors and thermal decomposition systems. The model is applicable in both reacting and non-reacting conditions. Validated this model using experimental data and CFD. The model provides advanced design guidelines for enhancing the efficiency of combustors and thermal decomposition systems and for pollutants reduction. Optimized the design of several combustors. Used CFD to study the effect of exhaust gas recirculation on fuel-air mixing, flame stability and pollutant emissions.


Computer Sciences Corporation, Civil Group 05/1988-05/2000

Member of the Technical Staff Lanham-Seabrook, MD


  • Developed pointing algorithms, provided accurate real time and definitive attitude solutions for four highly successful NASA missions: the Earth Observing System for the Atmospheric Measurement, also known as TERRA, the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, FAST Auroral Snapshot Explorer and the X-ray Timing Explorer (XTE). Calibrated FAST and XTE Sun sensors. Integrated adaptive filter algorithms in attitude determination systems. Tested and assured the quality of the Attitude Determination and Error Analysis System and the Orbit Determination and Error Analysis System. Tested the ground support systems of FAST, XTE, and Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Implemented configuration management procedures. Developed custom algorithms and computer programs to model Sun sensor errors caused by Earth albedo. Validated the programs using flight telemetry from the Tropical Rain Forest Measurement Mission. Studied methods for reducing Sun sensor errors. Analyzed the performance of Fixed Head and Charged Coupled Device Star Trackers. This work was highly appreciated by the customer and led to more research funding. Enhanced the SKYMAP stellar catalog with accurate algorithms for predicting instrumental magnitude. Designed Earth Observing System mission maneuvers to increase Sun sensor accuracy to 1 arc-minute. Tested and assured the quality of the Landsat - 7 spacecraft simulator. As task leader of advanced sensor studies group, pioneered the determination of satellite attitude using GPS signals and laser and acoustic gyros. Performed spectral analyses to determine sensor response. Analyzed the effect of attitude sensor systems on the accuracy of attitude solutions using custom algorithms, statistical analysis and satellite telemetry. This work evolved in a reference technical paper on Satellite Attitude Accuracy based on Mission Experience.


University of Maryland, Central Facility for Microanalysis 1986/11-1988/05

Senior Technician College Park, MD

  • Operated electron microscopes, laboratory instruments including oscilloscopes, used state of the art computer models for spectral analysis and maintained auxiliary equipment.


Turbomecanica Co., 09/1979-05/1986

Aerospace Engineer Bucharest, Romania

  • Pioneered the computer-assisted design of gauges, calipers, and tools. Designed assembly technologies for Puma and Allouete helicopters, which were manufactured under Turbomeca license. Increased the reliability of the rotor testing system by conducting a detailed stress analysis. Reduced manufacturing costs by designing software for computer-controlled machine tools and high accuracy plotters. Designed assembly and control technologies for Spey and Viper jet engines manufactured under Rolls-Royce license. Designed manufacturing and control technologies for seals, pumps, compressor and turbine blades and vanes, gauges, calipers, splined-shafts, bearings, ISO Threads and UN threads (British standard). Performed stress analyses for engine parts and cylindrical and conical gears. Revised and improved Rolls Royce manufacturing technologies. Determined shaft critical speeds and imbalance and analyzed shock response. Analyzed mechanical and thermal stress in vanes, blades and disks, transient and steady state heat transfer. Performed elastic and inelastic stress analysis and fracture mechanics analysis.


EDUCATION


  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD – Ph. D. Chemical Physics, 1997

Thesis title: Analysis of gaseous fuel-air mixing and flame stability.

Advisor: Professor Ashwani K Gupta, Mechanical Engineering.



AIAA Deputy Director, Propulsion and Energy Group

  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD – M. S. Chemical Physics, 1991

  • Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania – M. S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1979



ADDENDUM
PATENTS


  • USA patent No. 6,672,075 titled Liquid Cooling System for Gas Turbines - the only system of cooling with liquid for gas turbines, which is highly reliable and highly efficient. The system boosts thermal efficiency of gas turbines by 8%-11%, recuperates all heat extracted from turbine for cooling, increases power to weight ratio by 200%-300% compared to current designs and reduces the size of gas turbines, including frontal area.

  • USA patent No. 5,335,017 - Digital HDTV encoding method. Pixel colors are encoded using functions of time. A flexible standard is developed to assure compatibility between TV consoles using different picture formats and/or image refreshing rates.


AWARDS


  • March 1997 ASME Best Paper Award. Awarded by the ASME Fuels and Combustion Technology Division for the paper entitled ‘Analysis of Gaseous Fuel and Air Mixing in Flames and Flame Quenching’.

  • August 2001, NASA Group Achievement Award, in recognition of definition, development, launch and successful transition to science operations of IMAGE spacecraft and instruments.

  • May 2000 NASA Group Achievement Award. Awarded to Terra Flight Dynamics Team by Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for ‘Outstanding Teamwork’.

  • August 1999 NASA Group Achievement Award. Awarded by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), System Sciences Division for ‘Dedication, diligence and expertise in testing 150 FAST Real-time Attitude Display (FASTRAD) units within 1 ½ months.

  • January 1997 NASA Group Achievement Award. Awarded by NASA GSFC for ‘mission team contributions to the successful launch of FAST’.

  • November 1997 CSC Award. Awarded by CSC, Systems, Engineering and Analysis Support (SEAS) Center for ‘Your dedication to Goddard’s mission and your commitment to the SEAS Center’s goals of continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and technical excellence’.

  • May 1996 CSC Award. Awarded by CSC Flight Dynamics Operation for ‘Your numerous contributions to the high quality and high success of NASA’s XTE mission’.


JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS


  • Brasoveanu, D. : Internal Energy and the Dynamics of Quantum Particles, Part I,

Theory’, Galilean Electrodynamics, January/February 2008


  • Brasoveanu, D. : Internal Energy and the Dynamics of Quantum Particles, Part II,

Experiments’, Galilean Electrodynamics, May/June 2008


  • Brasoveanu, D. : Internal Energy and the Dynamics of Quantum Particles, Part III,

Quantum Relativity’, Galilean Electrodynamics, early 2009


  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: ‘Maximum Mixing Times of Methane and Air’, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 16, No. 6, November-December 2000, pp. 956-963




  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: ‘Determination of Propane-Air Maximum Mixing Times’, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, vol. 123, No. 1, January 2001, pp. 226-230.




  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: ‘Analysis of Gaseous Fuel and Air Mixing in Flames and Flame Quenching’, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol.16, No. 5, September-October 2000, pp. 829-836.




  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: ‘Analysis of Gaseous Fuel and Air Mixing’, Combustion Science and Technology, 1999, vol. 141, pp. 111-121


REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS


  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D: New Solution for Sonic Boom Mitigation, Conception and Testing Methodology, Application to European Supersonic Business Jet, Proceedings of the “Caius Iacob, Mecanica Fluidelor si Aplicatiile ei Tehnice” Conference, Bucharest Romania, September 29-30, 2011.




  • Brasoveanu D., Significant Facts Revealed by the EPR Paradox
    and Bell’s Theorem, Proceedings of the 18th Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, July 6-9, 2011.




  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D.: An Overview of Theory and Design of Sonic Electromagnetic Gravitational Spacecraft (SEGS), International Conference of Aerospace Sciences AEROSPATIAL 2010, Bucharest, 20-21 October, 2010

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 1 – Principles’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 2 – Law of Conversion of Electromagnetic Radiation into Gravitational Radiation’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA- 2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 3 – Other Aspects of Energy Conversion and Natural Gravitational Fields’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA- 2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 4 – Doppler Effects, Inertia and Mass Increase’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 5 – Energy Conversion and Thrust Force’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 6 – Land-Based Generators of Artificial Gravitation and SEGS Propelled by Counter-Gravitational Radiation, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 7 – SEGS Design’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 8 – Planetary and Interplanetary Ships, Gravitational Bulbs and Cannons’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 9 – Technology of SEGS’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft, Part 10 – Space Propulsion’, Proceedings of the AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, California, September 18-20, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-6203.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft’, Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnati, OH, July 8-11, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-5119.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft – Terrestrial and Defense Applications’, Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnati, OH, July 8-11, 2007, paper AIAA-2007-5120.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu D., ‘Sonic-Electromagnetic-Gravitational–Spacecraft – Space Propulsion’, Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnati, OH, July 8-11, 2007, paper AIAA-2007- 5128.

  • Brasoveanu, D.: ‘Internal Energy and the Dynamics of Quantum Particles – Classical Model’, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA), 21-25 May 2007 University of Connecticut at Storrs. 

  • Brasoveanu, D.: ‘Internal Oscillations and the Dynamics of Quantum Particles - Experiments’, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA), 21-25 May 2007 University of Connecticut at Storrs.

  • Brasoveanu, D.: ‘Internal Energy and the Quantum Model of Relativistic Phenomena’, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA), 21-25 May 2007 University of Connecticut at Storrs.

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu, D: The Sonic Double Flutter Aircraft, Proceedings of the 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit Fort Lauderdale, Florida 11 - 14 Jul 2004, paper AIAA-2004-3578

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu, D.: The Sonic Double Flutter Aircraft – Design and Operation, Proceedings of the 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit Fort Lauderdale, Florida 11 - 14 Jul 2004, paper AIAA-2004-3579

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu, D.: The Sonic Double Flutter Aircraft – Flight Performance, Proceedings of the 40th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit Fort Lauderdale, Florida 11 - 14 Jul 2004, paper AIAA-2004-3560

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu, D.: Relative Cooling with Liquid for Gas Turbines – Integrated Systems, Proceedings of ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo 2003: Power for Land, Sea and Air, Atlanta, Georgia, June 16-19, 2003, paper GT2003-38031

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu, D.: Relative Cooling System – Design and Efficiency, Proceedings of ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo 2003: Power for Land, Sea and Air, Atlanta, Georgia, June 16-19, 2003, paper GT2003-38032

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu, D.: Relative Cooling with Liquid for Gas Turbines – a Solution for Exceeding 2000 K at Turbine Inlet, proceedings of DETC/CIE 2001 ASME Technical Conference September 11-13, 2001, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, paper DETC2001/CIE-21763 (part 1)

  • Sandu C. and Brasoveanu, D: Relative Cooling – Design Considerations and Efficiency, proceedings of DETC/CIE 2001 ASME Technical Conference September 11-13, 2001, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, paper DETC2001/CIE-21763 (part 2)

  • Brasoveanu, D.: “Application of Functional Time Based Compression to Satellite Telemetry”, The Space Studies Institute Princeton Conference on Space Manufacturing, The High Frontier Conference XV, Princeton, New Jersey, May 7-9, 2001.

  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: ‘Enhanced Methane-Air Mixing Using Shock and Expansion Waves’, proceedings of the 20th ASME International DETC/CIE Computers in Engineering Conference, Divietro, P., Clark, C. and Robinson, A editors, Baltimore, MD, September 10-13, 2000, paper DETC2000/CIE-14678, session CIE23.

  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K: ‘A Mathematical Model for Predicting conditions that Prevent Gaseous Fuel-Air Mixing’, proceedings of the 20th ASME International DETC/CIE Computers in Engineering Conference, Divietro, P., Clark, C. and Robinson, A editors, Baltimore, MD, September 10-13, 2000, paper DETC2000/CIE-14683, session CIE23.

  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K: ‘Effect of Temperature Distribution on Propane-Air Mixing under Reacting and Non-Reacting Conditions’, Proceedings of 3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference & FED Summer Meeting/Exposition, San Francisco, CA, July 18-22, 1999, paper FEDSM99-7065.

  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: ‘Analysis of Propane-Air Mixing Under Reacting and Non-Reacting Conditions’, Proceedings of the 35th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA June 20-24, 1999, paper DETC 99/CIE-9054.

  • Brasoveanu D. and Sedlak J.: ‘Analysis of Earth Albedo Effect on Sun Sensor Measurements based on Theoretical Model and Mission Experience’, Proceedings of the AAS/GSFC 13th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, T. Stengle editor, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), MD, May 11-15, 1998, paper AAS 98-338, pp. 435-447, also published in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences volume 100, edited by Stengle, T. H., an American Astronautical Society Publication, part II, 1998, pp. 485-497

  • Sande, C. B., Brasoveanu, D., Miller, A. C., Tracewell. D. A. and Warren, W. H.: ‘Improved Instrumental Magnitude Prediction Expected from Version 2 of the NASA SKY2000 Master Star Catalog’, Proceedings of the AAS/GSFC 13th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, T. Stengle editor, GSFC, MD, May 11-15, 1998, paper AAS 98-362, pp. 741-754, also published in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, volume 100, edited by Stengle, T. H., an American Astronautical Society Publication, part II, 1998, pp. 765-778.

  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: ‘Analysis of mixing zone length using methane as fuel’, Proceedings of 5th International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Conference on Robotics and Manufacturing, edited by T. C. Hsia, Cancun, Mexico, May 28-31, 1997.

  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: “Analysis of Gaseous Fuel and Air Mixing in Flames and Flame Quenching”, Proceedings of 22nd International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, , edited by B. A. Sakkestad , Clearwater, FL, March 16-19, 1997, pp. 701-713.

  • Brasoveanu, D. and Gupta, A. K.: ‘Methane and Air Mixing Times Under Non-Reacting and Reacting Conditions’, Proceedings of ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, edited by H. Coleman et. al., San Diego, CA, July 7-11, 1996, p.595-601, also published in the Proceedings of the 31st Intersociety Energy Conversion Conference, Washington, DC., August 11-16, 1996 pp. 79-84.

  • Brasoveanu D., ., and Hashmall, J.: ‘Spacecraft Attitude Determination Accuracy from Mission Experience, Proceedings of the Flight Mechanics and Estimation Theory Symposium, K. R. Hartman editor, GSFC, MD, May 17-19, 1994, pp. 153-166.

BOOK ON THEORETICAL PHYSICS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Brasoveanu, D. “Modern Mythology and Science, Crisis in Modern Physics”, IUniverse, April 2008 – included in the science library of CERN, the largest nuclear physics center in the world, which employs just under 2400 full-time employees and hosts some 10000 visiting scientists and engineers representing 608 universities and research facilities and 113 nationalities.

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