Mr. David Arterburn
Director, Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center
Phone: (256) 824-6846 (O), (256) 642-9047 (C)
Fax: (256) 824-6791
Mr. Arterburn is a retired Master Army Aviator with over 28 years in Army Aviation. He has served in engineering and acquisition positions including assignments as the Chief, Technical Management Division, Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office, Chief, Flight Projects Office, US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, Test Director and Experimental Test Pilot at the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center, Chief Engineer for the UH-60M Upgrade Program and Chief Engineer of the OH-58F Kiowa Warrior Cockpit and Sensor Upgrade Program. Mr. Arterburn served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy after receiving his Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. Mr. Arterburn graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984. His awards include the 2008 and 2013 American Helicopter Society Grover E. Bell Award as part of the U.S. Army/NASA/Sikorsky UH-60M Upgrade Flight Control Team and AMRDEC/NASA/PM Armed Scout Helicopter/Bell Aerodynamics Improvement Team, respectively, NASA Group Achievement Award for the development and first flight of the Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne Laboratory (RASCAL), TECOM Professionalism Award and numerous military awards. Mr. Arterburn is a member of the American Helicopter Society, the U.S. Army Aviation Association of America and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
Final Report, Methodology Investigation of the Kearfott GPS/INS Installed on a UH-60A, March 1998.
Final Report, Preliminary Airworthiness Evaluation of the UH-60A with the Family of Loudspeakers Installed, October 1998.
Final Report, Preliminary Airworthiness Evaluation of the Auxiliary Fuel Management System Installed on a UH-60L, September 1998.
Final Report, Follow-on Testing of the Auxiliary Fuel Management System, January 1999.
Final Report, Preliminary Airworthiness Evaluation of the UH-60L/MH-60K with Wide Chord Blades, May 2000.
Blanken, C. L.; Cicolani, L.; Sullivan, C. ; Arterburn, D., Evaluation of Aeronautical Design Standard 33 Using a UH-60A Black Hawk, presented at the 56th Annual American Helicopter Society Forum, May 2000.
Moralez, E. ; Hindson, W. S.; Frost, C. R.; Tucker, G. E.; Arterburn, D. R.; Kalinowski, K. F.; Dones, F., Flight Research Qualification of the Army/NASA RASCAL Variable-Stability Helicopter, presented at the 58th Annual American Helicopter Society Forum, June 2002.
Fletcher, J. ; Mansur, M. H. ; Moralez, E.; Robison, D. E. ; Cherepinsky, I.; Driscoll, J.; Arterburn, D.R.; Morse, C.S. ;Kalinowski, K.F., UH-60M Upgrade Fly-By-Wire Flight Control Risk Reduction using the RASCAL JUH-60A In-Flight Simulator presented at the 64th Annual American Helicopter Society Forum, May 2008.
Berger, T.; Tischler, M.B.; Blanken, C.L.; Fujizawa, B. T,; Harding, J. W.; Borden, C. C.; Cothren, L. E.; Wright, J. J.; Arterburn, D. R.; Pfrommer, M. R., Improved Handling Qualities for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior in the Degraded Visual Environment presented at the 67th Annual American Helicopter Society Forum, May 2011.