Dr. Bryan J. Steward

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Dr. Steward is a member of the Center for Technical Intelligence Studies & Research (CTISR) where he focus on applied research applicable to the DoD and IC. He has extensive experience in space surveillance and methods for exploiting imagery and time-resolved data from visible, infrared, and spectral remote sensors.

Prior to joining AFIT, he spent over 9 years at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) where he most recently led R&D activities as a Principal Intelligence Analyst in the Persistent Infrared Squadron.

Education

Ph.D. in Optical Sciences & Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, December 2011

Dissertation: Characterization and Discrimination of Large Caliber Gun Blast and Flash Signatures

M.S. in Applied Physics, Air Force Institute of Technology, March 2006

Thesis: Reproducibility, Distinguishability, and Correlation of Fireball and Shockwave Dynamics in Explosive Munitions Detonations

 B.S. in Optical Sciences & Engineering, University of Arizona, May 2004

Publications

  1. B. J. Steward, K. W. Bauer, and G. P. Perram. “Remote Discrimination of Large Caliber Gun Firing Signatures,” Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 6(1), 063607, December 2012.
  2. B. J. Steward, G. P. Perram, and K. C. Gross. “Modeling Midwave Infrared Muzzle Flash Spectra from Unsuppressed and Flash-Suppressed Large Caliber Munitions,” Infrared Physics and Technology, 55(4), pp. 246-255, July 2012.
  3. B. J. Steward, K. C. Gross, and G. P. Perram. “Characterization and Discrimination of Large Caliber Gun Blast and Flash Signatures,” Proceedings of SPIE. 8360, 836006. Baltimore, MD, 24 April 2012.
  4. B. J. Steward, G. P. Perram, and K. C. Gross. “Visible and Near-Infrared Spectra of the Secondary Combustion of a 152 mm Howitzer,” Applied Spectroscopy, 65(12), pp. 1363-1371, December 2011.
  5. B. J. Steward, K. C. Gross, and G. P. Perram. “Optical Characterization of Large Caliber Muzzle Blast Waves,” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 36(6), pp. 564-575, December 2011.
  6. B. J. Steward, K. C. Gross, and G. P. Perram. “Reduction of Optically Observed Artillery Blast Wave Trajectories using Low Dimensionality Models,” Proceedings of SPIE. 8020, 80200D. Orlando, FL, 25-29 April 2011.
  7. K. C. Gross, A. M. Young, C. Borel, B. J. Steward, and G. P. Perram. “Simulating Systematic Scene-change Artifacts in Fourier-transform Spectroscopy,” Proceedings of SPIE. 7695, 76951Y. Orlando, FL, 5-8 April 2010.
  8. M. C. DeMagistris , N. Sinha, and B. J. Steward. “3-D Modeling of a Large Caliber Gun Muzzle Flash,” Proceedings of the 31st JANNAF Exhaust Plume Technology Subcommittee Meeting. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 2009.
  9. B. J. Steward, N. Sinha, M. C. DeMagistris, K. C. Gross, and G. P. Perram. “Iron Rose 2 Ground Truth and Modeling Review,” Proceedings of the 30th Exhaust Plume Technology Subcommittee Meeting. Boston, 12-16 May 2008.
  10. B. J. Steward, T. Warren, K. C. Gross, and G. P. Perram, “Multiband imagery of detonation fireballs for event classification”, SPIE Great Lakes Photonics Symposium, Dayton, OH, 12-16 June 2006.
  11. G. P. Perram, K. C. Gross, B. J. Steward, T. Warren, and R. Tuttle, “The Phenomenology Of High Explosive Fireballs from Fielded Spectroscopic And Imaging Sensors for Event Classification”, 2006 International Symposium on Spectral Sensing Research, Bar Harbor, ME, 29 May-2 June 2006.
  12. A. Chavez-Pirson, W. Tian, D. Nguyen, T. Luo, B. Steward, G. Paysnoe, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian. “Multimode-Pumped Monolithic Amplifier Arrays Based in Erbium-Doped Phosphate Glass,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Francisco, 16-21 May 2004.
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