Center for Directed Energy (CDE)

Center for Directed Energy (CDE)
AFIT Faculty: Dr. Glen P. Perram
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Dr. Glen P. Perram
Title: Department of Engineering Physics
Commercial Phone: 937-255-3636 (4504)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (4504)
EDUCATION

B.S. Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 1980

M.S. Engineering Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1981

Ph.D. Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1986

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Experimentalist in the area of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Research applications include high power gas lasers, laser material interactions, remote sensing and laser weapon systems. Research includes fundamental studies in spectroscopy and chemical kinetics, demonstration and characterization of new laser devices, the development of optical instruments and diagnostic techniques including hyperspectral imaging, and field observations of battlespace combustion events.

EXPERTISE
  • APPLICATIONS OF ACTIVE AND PASSIVE REMOTE SENSING
  • INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES
  • ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
  • HIGH POWER CHEMICAL LASERS
  • INFRARED GAS-PHASE LASERS FOR COUNTER-MEASURE MISSIONS
  • LASER ABLATION DEPOSITION
  • OPTICAL DIAGNOSTICS
  • REACTION KINETICS
  • REMOTE SENSING
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS

1.     Roberto I. Acosta, Kevin C. Gross, Glen P. Perram, Shane M. Johnson, Ly Dao, David F. Medina, Robert Roybal, and Paul Black, “Gas Phase Plume from Laser Irradiated Fiberglass Reinforced Polymers via Imaging Fourier-Transform Spectroscopy” accepted for Applied Spectroscopy, July 2013.

2.     Kirk C. Brown, Edward J. Hurd, Jeremy C. Holtgrave, and Glen P. Perram, “Stimulated Electronic Raman and Hyper-Raman Scattering in Potassium Vapor” Optics Communications 309, 21–25, Nov 2013.

3.     J. Motos Gordon, Kevin C. Gross, Glen P. Perram, “Temperature dynamics of aluminized cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) fireballs for event classification”, Optical Engineering 53(2), 021106, Feb 2014.

4.     J. D. Hewitt, T. J. Houlahan, Jr., J. E. Gallagher, D. L. Carroll, A. D. Palla ,J. T. Verdeyen, G. P. Perram, and J. G. Eden, “Role of Excited State Photoionization in the 852.1 nm Cs Laser Pumped by Cs-Ar Photoassociation” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 111104 Mar 2013.

5.     Kirk C. Brown and Glen P. Perram “Demonstration of a 459-nm pulsed, optically-pumped cesium vapor laser” Optics Communications, 300 51–57, July 2013.

6.     Gordon D. Hager and Glen P. Perram, “A three level model for alkali metal vapor lasers: Part II. Broadband optical pumping” Applied Physics B, 112, 507-520, Sep 2013.

7.     Christopher A. Rice, Gordon Lott and Glen P. Perram, “Open-path atmospheric transmission for the diode pumped cesium laser” Applied Optics 51(34), 8102–8110 Feb 2013.

8.     Michael R. Hawks, R. Anthony Vincent, Jacob Martin, and Glen P. Perram, "Short-range demonstrations of monocular passive ranging using O2(X-b) absorption spectra" Applied Spectroscopy, 67(5), 513–519, May 2013.

9.     Bryan J. Steward, Kenneth B. Bauer, and Glen P. Perram “Remote discrimination of large caliber gun firing signatures" Journal of Applied Remote Sesning 9(1), 063607 Dec 2012.

10.  Randall L. Bostick and Glen P. Perram "Hyperspectral image reconstruction of an array of extended targets using chromotomosynthesis," Optical Engineering, 51(10), 103205, Oct 2012.

11.  Randall L. Bostick and Glen P. Perram “Classification of visible point sources using hyperspectral chromotomosynthetic imagery” Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 6(1), 063584-1, Oct 2012.

12.  Christopher A. Rice, Kevin C. Gross, and Glen P. Perram, “Investigation of atmospheric O2 X – b using open-path tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy” Applied Physics B, 111(2), 173-182, May 2013.

13.  J. Motos Gordon, Kevin C. Gross, Glen P. Perram, “Fireball and shock wave dynamics in the detonation of aluminized novel munitions” Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves, 49(4), 450-462, Jul 2013.

14.  William J. Palm, Michael A. Marciniak, Glen P. Perram, Kevin C. Gross, and William F. Bailey, “Wavelength- and temperature-dependence of CW laser absorptance in Kapton® thin films” Optical Engineering, 51(12), 121802, Dec 2012.

15.  Randall L. Bostick and Glen P. Perram“ Instrumental error in chromotomosynthetic hyperspectral imaging” Applied Optics 51, 5186-5200, July 2012.

16.  Monte D. Anderson and Glen P. Perram, “Optical delay with spectral hole burning in Doppler-broadened cesium vapor” 285, 3264-3268, Optics Communications, July 2012.

17. Bryan J. Steward, Kevin C. Gross, and Glen P. Perram, “Modeling midwave infrared muzzle flash spectra from unsuppressed and flash-suppressed large caliber munitions”, Infrared Physics and Technology, 55 246–255, July 2012.

18. Randall L. Bostick and Glen P. Perram, “Spatial and spectral performance of a chromotomosynthetic hyperspectral imaging system” Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 033110, Mar 2012

19. Kirk Brown and Glen P. Perram,  “Spin-orbit relaxation and quenching of cesium 7 2P in mixtures of helium, methane, and ethane" Physical Review A 85, 022713, Feb 2012.

20. Bryan J. Steward, Glen P. Perram, and Kevin C. Gross “Visible and near-infrared spectra of the secondary combustion of a 152 mm howitzer” Applied Spectroscopy 65, 1363-1371, Dec 2011.

21. Bryan J. Steward, Kevin C. Gross, Glen P. Perram, “Optical characterization of large caliber muzzle blast waves” Propellant, Explosives and Pyrotechnics 36, 564-575, Dec 2011.

22. Greg A. Pitz, Charles D. Fox and Glen P. Perram, “Collisional energy transfer between the cesium 6 2P1/2,3/2 levels by H2, HD, D2, CH4, C2H6, CF4, and C2F6” Physical Review A 84, 032708, Sep 2011.

23. Douglas E. Thornton, Grady T. Phillips and Glen P. Perram, “Velocity changing collisions in the laser saturation spectra of 87Rb D2 F”=2” Optics Communications 284, 2890-2894, June 2011.

24. Wooddy S. Miller, Clifford V. Sulham, Jeremy C. Holtgrave, and Glen P. Perram, “Limitations of an optically pumped rubidium laser imposed by atom recycle rate” Applied Physics B, 103 819-824, June 2011.

25. Kevin C. Gross, Kenneth C. Bradley, and Glen P. Perram, “Remote identification and quantification of industrial smokestack effluents via imaging Fourier-transform spectroscopy” Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 9390-9397, Nov 2010.

26. Clifford V. Sulham, Glen P. Perram, Michael P. Wilkson, and David A. Hostutler, “ A pulsed, optically-pumped rubidium laser at high pump intensity” Optics Communications 283, 4328-4332, Nov 2010.

27. Greg A. Pitz, Charles D. Fox, Glen P. Perram, “Pressure broadening and shift of the cesium D2 transition by the noble gases and N2, H2, HD, D2, CH4, C2H6, CF4, and 3He with comparison to the D1 transition”, Physical Review A 82, 042502, Oct 2010.

28. Gordon D. Hager and Glen P. Perram, “A three level analytic model for alkali vapor lasers: Part I. Narrow band optical pumping”, Applied Physics B, 101, 45-56, Oct 2010.

29. Clifford V. Sulham, Greg A. Pitz, and Glen P. Perram, “Blue alkali lasers pumped by two photon absorption” Applied Physics B 101, 57-63, Oct 2010.

30. Monte D. Anderson and Glen P. Perram, “Frequency tuning of the optical delay in cesium D2 line including hyperfine structure”, Physical Review A 81, 033842, Mar 2010.

31. Patrick D. Kee and Glen P. Perram, “Electronic state distributions of YBa2Cu3O7-x laser ablated plumes” Applied Spectroscopy, 64, 742 July 2010.

32. Greg A. Pitz, Douglas E. Wertepny, and Glen P. Perram, “Pressure broadening and shift of the cesium D1 transition by the noble gases and N2, H2, HD, D2, CH4, C2H6, CF4 and 3He” Physical Review A, 80, 062718, Sep 2009.

33. Grady T. Phillips and Glen P. Perram, “Crossed-beam inter-modulated fluorescence spectroscopy as a spatially-resolved temperature diagnostic for supersonic nozzles” Applied Optics, 48 4917-4921, Sep 2009.

34. Steven T. Fiorino, Richard J. Bartell, Matthew J. Krizo, Glen P. Perram, Daniel J. Fedyk, Kenneth P. Moore, Thomas R. Harris, and Salvatore J. Cusumano “Worldwide mission planning tool for tactical laser systems” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 6, 491-506, Aug 2009.

35. Kenneth C. Bradley, Kevin C. Gross, Michael A. Marciniak, and Glen P. Perram, “Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometry (IFTS) of combustion events with the Telops FIRST-MW” IEEE Sensors, 10 779-785, April 2010.

36. Randall L. Bostick and Glen P. Perram, “Hyperspectral imaging using chromotomography: A fieldable visible instrument for transient events”  International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems 18, 519-529, Sep 2008.

37. Grady T. Phillips and Glen P. Perram, “Pressure broadening by argon in the hyperfine resolved P(10) and P(70)(17,1) transitions of I2 X-B using sub-Doppler laser saturation spectroscopy” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 109, 1875–1885, 2008.

38. Joeseph L. Cox, Dean T. Cherer and Glen P. Perram, “Electronic wuenching of Bi2 A(0u+) v'= 18-23 by rare gases and nitrogen” Chemical Physics 343, 31–34, 2008.

39. L. E. Gravley, S. T. Fiorino, R. J. Bartell, G. P. Perram, M. J. Krizo, and K. B. Le, “Comparison of climatological optical turbulence profiles to standard, statistical and numerical models using HELEEOS”, Journal of Directed Energy 2, 347-362, 2007.

40. Kevin C. Gross and Glen P. Perram, “The phenomenology of high explosive fireballs from fielded spectroscopic and imaging sensors for event classification" International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems 18, 19-29, Mar 2008.

41. Charles Phelps, Carl J. Druffner, Glen P. Perram and Rand R. Biggers, “Shock front dynamics in the pulsed laser deposition of YBa2Cu3O7-x” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 40, 4447–4453, 2007.

42. Michael W. Dolezal and Glen P. Perram, “Predissociation of Bi2 A(0u+), v’=21-39” Journal of Chemical Physics 126, 084310, Feb 2007.

43. S.T. Fiorino, R.J. Bartell, G.P. Perram, D.W. Bunch, L.E. Gravely, C.A. Rice, Z.P. Manning, and M. J. Krizo, “The HELEEOS atmospheric effects package: A probabilistic method for evaluating uncertainty in low-altitude high energy laser effectiveness”, Journal of Directed Energy, 1, 347, 2006.

44. Carl J. Druffner, Glen P. Perram and Rand R. Biggers, “Time-of-flight emission profiles of the entire plume using fast imaging during pulsed laser deposition of YBa2Cu3O7-x” Review of Scientific Instruments 76, 093101, Sep 2005. Also appears in Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity, 9, 5, 2005.

45. Carl J. Druffner, Patrick D. Kee, Matthew A. Lange, Glen P. Perram, Rand R. Biggers, and Paul N. Barnes, “Optical diagnostics for pulsed laser ablation” Journal of Directed Energy 1, 203-218, Fall 2005.

46. Matthew Lange, Greg Pitz, Brian Smith and Glen P. Perram, “Electric discharge pumped oxygen –iodine laser kinetics” Journal of Directed Energy 1, 219, 2005.

47. Robert S. Pope, Paul J. Wolf, and Glen P. Perram, “A study of collision broadening in the O2 A-band with the noble gases using Fourier Transform Spectroscopy” Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 223, 205-213, Feb 2004.

48. Jay A. Orson, William F. Bagby, and Glen P. Perram “Infrared signatures from bomb detonations”, Infrared Physics and Technology, 44, 101-107, 2003.

49. Paul N. Barnes, P. Terry Murray, Tim Haugan, Richard Rogow, and Glen P. Perram, "In-situ creation of YBCO nanoparticles by pulsed laser deposition" Physica C 377, 578, 2002.

50. R.E. Franklin and G.P. Perram, “Collisional dynamics of Bi2 A(0u+). II. State-to-state rotational energy transfer” Journal of Chemical Physics, 116, 4896-4900, Mar 2002.

51. Robert S. Pope, Paul J. Wolf, and Glen P. Perram, "Collisional broadening of rotational transitions in the O2 A band by molecular perturbers", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 64, 363-377, Feb 2000.

52. Robert E. Franklin and Glen P. Perram, “Collisional dynamics of Bi2 A(0u+). I. Quantum Resolved vibrational energy transfer for v’=0-4”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 111, 5757-5763, Oct 1999.

53. Mary P. Stager and G.P. Perram, “Long-term desorption of trichloroethylene from powdered soils using multiplexed optical detection”, Environmental Pollution, 104, 397-400, Mar 1999.

54. Robert E. Franklin and Glen P. Perram, “Laser excitation spectra and Franck-Condon Factors for Bi2 X1Sg+ ® A(0u+)”, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 194, 1-7, Mar 1999.

55. M.D. Rotondaro and G.P. Perram, “Collision induced transitions between the Zeeman split (J,M) levels of Rb (5 2P1/2, 5 2P3/2)", Physical Review A, 58, 2023-2029, Sep 1998.

56. M.D. Rotondaro and G.P. Perram, “Role of energy defect in collisional transfer between the 5 2P1/2,3/2 levels in rubidium”, Physical Review A, 57, 4045-4048, May 1998.

57. Ray O. Johnson, S.J. Karis, G.P. Perram, and W.B. Roh, “Characterization of a Br(2P1/2) - CO2 (10o1-10o0) transfer laser driven by photolysis of iodine monobromide”, Applied Physics B, 66, 411-415, Apr 1998.

58. Robert E. Franklin, Courtney D. Holmberg, James R. Reynolds, and Glen P. Perram, “Spectroscopic study of the Br2 X1Sg+ - B3P(0u+) system using Fourier Transform absorption and laser induced fluorescence techniques”, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 194, 273-276, Aug1997.

59. Matthew D. Rotondaro and Glen P. Perram, “Collisional broadening and shift of the rubidium D1 and D2 lines (52S1/2 - 52P1/2, 52P3/2) by rare gases, H2, D2, N2, CH4 and CF4", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 57, 497-507, Apr 1997..

60. Ray O. Johnson, Glen P. Perram, and Won B. Roh, “Dynamics of a Br(42P1/2-42P3/2) pulsed laser and a Br(2P1/2)-NO(v=2-v=1) transfer laser driven by photolysis of iodine monobromide”, Applied Physics B 65, 5-12, Jul 1997.

61. Ray O. Johnson, Glen P. Perram, and Won B. Roh, “Spin-orbit relaxation kinetics of Br(4 2P1/2)”, Journal of Chemical Physics 104, 7052-7058, May 1996.

62. Glen P. Perram, “Approximate analytic solution for the dissociation of molecular iodine in the presence of singlet oxygen”, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 27, 817-828, Aug 1995.

63. Michael R. Hawks, Ray O. Johnson, and Glen P. Perram, “Infrared fluorescence study of electronic-to-vibrational energy transfer in the Br(2P1/2) - NO system”, Chemical Physics 195, 395-401, June 1995.

64. A. Fares, B.T. Kindt, P. LaPuma, and G.P. Perram, “Desorption kinetics of trichloroethylene from powdered soils”, Environmental Science and Technology 29, 1564-1568, May 1995.

65. Courtney D. Holmberg, Gregory S. Williams, and Glen P. Perram, “Quantum-resolved vibrational energy transfer in 79Br2 B3P(0u+), v’ £ 3”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 102, 6481-6486, Apr 1995.

66. Glen P. Perram, Dean A. Massman, and Steven J. Davis, "Quantum resolved rotational energy transfer in the B 3P(0u+) state of Br2", Journal of Chemical Physics, 99, 6634-6641, Nov 1993.

67. G.P. Perram and S.J. Davis, "Collisional dynamics of the BrCl B 3P(0+) State. II. Vibrational and rotational energy transfer", Journal of Chemical Physics 98, 373-382, Jan 1993.

68. Glen P. Perram, David W. Melton, Tim L. Thompson, and Won B. Roh, "Collisional dynamics of the BrF".
 

AWARDS & HONORS

Air Force Outstanding Senior Civilian Scientist, 2013

Air Force Science and Engineering, Exploratory Team Award,  2010

Fellow, Directed Energy Professional Society, 2007

USAF Modeling and Simulation Award for Planning, 2007

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 1st oak leaf, 2001

Bernard A. Schriever Award, Advancing Aerospace Power, 1995

Gage H. Crocker Award, Institute Outstanding Professor, 1993

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 1993

Charles A. Stone Award, Outstanding Academic Leadership, 1992

Air Force Commendation Medal, 1990

Air Force Senior Space Badge, 1988

COURSES

CHEM 580            Fundamentals of Atmospheric Chemistry

CHEM 680            Atmospheric Chemistry

CHEM 720         Chemical Kinetics

CHEM 840            Advanced Chemical Physics

EVSC 666             Remote Sensing of the Environment

OENG 520            Lasers for Engineers

OENG 620            Laser Engineering

OENG 720            Lasers II

OENG 651            Optical Diagnostics Laboratory

PHYS 521            Space Surveillance

PHYS 541            Fundamentals of Optics I

PHYS 542            Optics Laboratory

PHYS 543            Fundamentals of Optics II

PHYS 640            Optics

PHYS 655            Quantum Mechanics I

PHYS 661            Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

PHYS 688            Research Problems in Engineering Physics

PHYS 735            Statistical Physics

PHYS 755            Quantum Mechanics II

PHYS 781            Laser Spectroscopy

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