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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.