D. Brian Landrum, Ph.D.

 

 

Brian Landrum

Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Biography

Dr. Landrum teaches courses in aircraft and missile aerodynamics, and aerospace vehicle design. He also created and teaches the introductory Principles of Aeronautics and Astronautics course. His research interests include unmanned aerial vehicle design and applications, aerospace systems, low and high speed aerodynamics, engineering education and aerospace history. Dr. Landrum has authored or co-authored approximately 100 journal articles and technical papers. He has advised 5 PhD and 36 Master of Science degree graduates that are currently employed at various government and commercial organizations including NASA, U.S. Army AMRDEC, MSIC, SAIC, Dynetics, Aerojet, United Technologies Research Center, Rockwell Collins and the Japanese Defense Agency. Dr. Landrum is the faculty advisor for the UAH student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is an associate fellow of the AIAA and a member of the AIAA Education Book series Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the American Helicopter Society (AHS), and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1992
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1986
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1984

Honors & Awards

  • Technical Activities Committee Distinguished Service Certificate, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, presented Jan. 5, 2010
  • 2004 National Faculty Advisor of the Year, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, presented January 6, 2004
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004
  • Outstanding Student Group Advisor, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2002 – 2003

Publications

  • J. Cranford, C. K. Kang. C. K., D. B. Landrum, and N. Slegers, “Experimental Characterization of Butterfly in Climbing Flight,” AIAA 2015-2328, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Aviation Forum 2015, Dallas, TX, June 22-25, 2015.
  • W. S. King, D. B. Landrum, J. Alcorn, and A. Jarzembski, “A Long Endurance, Highly Maneuverable, Collaborative, Unmanned Airborne System,” AIAA 2015-3232, 22nd AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference, Aviation Forum 2015, Dallas, TX, June 22-25, 2015.
  • N. Goli and D. B. Landrum, D. B., “Development of an Integrated UAS for Agricultural Imaging Applications,” AIAA 2015-3286, 15th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Aviation Forum 2015, Dallas, TX, June 22-25, 2015.
  • C. L. Calamaio, R. E. Griffin, D. Irwin, B. Howell, and D. B. Landrum, D. B., “Intelligent Payload Module Design for Application-Oriented Research,” AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2015, Atlanta, GA, May 4 – 7, 2015.
  • T. K. Percy and D. B. Landrum, “Investigation of National Policy Shifts to Impact Orbital Debris Environments,” Space Policy, Volume 30, Issue 1, Elsevier Science Direct, April 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spacepol.2014.02.003.
  • D. B. Landrum, “Rubber Bands and Pennies: An Introductory Aircraft Design Experience”, AIAA 2013-0656, Proceedings of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, January 7-10, 2013.
  • D. B. Landrum and K. B. Landrum, “Silent Flight: The Exciting Life of ‘Nellie’ Zabel Willhite”, AIAA 2013-1146, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, January 7-10, 2013.
  • Moylan, B., Landrum, D.B., and Russell, G., “Investigation of the Physical Phenomena Associated with Rain Impacts on Supersonic and Hypersonic Flight Vehicles,” Proceedings of the 12th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Procedia Engineering 00 (2012) 000–000, Elsevier, 2012
  • Thomas, J., Engelhaupt, D., and Landrum, D.B., “Development of a Lightweight, Monolithic, Aspheric Mirror Utilizing FDM Technology,” IAC-12-C2.9.6, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy, Oct. 1-5, 2012.
  • T. McElroy and D. B. Landrum, “Simulated High-Altitude Testing of COTS Electric UAV Motors”, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, January 9-12, 2012.
  • L. Besnard, Y. B. Shtessel, and D. B. Landrum, “Quadrotor Vehicle Control via Sliding Mode Controller Driven by Sliding Mode Disturbance Observer,” Journal of The Franklin Institute. (2011), doi:10.1016/j.jfranklin,2011.06.031.
  • A. Couchman, and D. B. Landrum, “Effectiveness of Wing-Warping Control of an Inflatable- Wing UAV”, Proceedings of the AIAA 62nd Southeastern Student Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, April 4-5, 2011.
  • M. S. Balasubramanyam, D. Lineberry, C. P. Chen, and D. B. Landrum, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Non-Axisymmetric Strut Based Ejector,” International Journal of Hypersonics. vol. 1, No. 3, Sept 2010.