Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AFIT Appointment Date: 2015 (AFIT/ENY); B Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1991; MS Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2001; PhD Astronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, 2006. Dr. Hartsfield is a former faculty member of The Ohio State University, former space sensor payload program manager, and retired USAF Lt Col. His research interests include space and rocket propulsion and optimal design of spacecraft, including integration and testing of spacecraft. Dr. Hartsfield’s research focuses on experimental evaluation and diagnostics for space propulsion, analytic evaluation of spacecraft design, and applications of additive manufacturing for optimal spacecraft structures. He served as an invited space propulsion session co-chair at a 2011 NASA GRC HBCUOMI Outreach Symposium, as a session chair at the 2011 and 2012 Dayton/Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposia, as deputy chair for the technical program and session chair at the 2016 Dayton/Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium (DCASS), as chair of technical program and session chair at the 2017 DCASS and .as chair of the executive committee for the 2018 DCASS. Dr. Hartsfield is a member of AIAA, Sigma Gamma Tau and the American Society for Engineering Education.
- 2018 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Special Service Citation
- 2017 Southwest Ohio Council on Higher Education Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
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- Horizontally Issuing Diffusing Flames Characterized by OH-PLIF and Visualizations, International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics, Vol. 6, Number 1, March 2014.
- Design and Characterization of a Space Based Imaging Experiment Computer Unit, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 10.1061, June 2013.
- Characterization and Analysis of Anomalous Diffusion Modes in a 600W Permanent Magnet Hall Thruster, 56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 10 January 2018.
- Pseudo Linear Hall Effect Thruster Characterization through Potential, Magnetic, and Optical Measurements, 56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 12 January 2018.
- Design of a Zero-Gravity, Vacuum-Based 3D Printer Robot for Use of In-Space Satellite Assembly, 56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 12 January 2018.
- Hall Effect Thruster Characterization Through Potential, Magnetic, and Optical Measurements 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 9 January 2017
- Continued Improvements on the Internal Convective Cooling System of a Notional Hypersonic Vehicle 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 11 January 2017
- Thrust Coefficient Losses in Additively Manufactured Low Thrust Nozzles 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 9 January 2017
- Performance Testing of Various Nozzle Designs for Water Electrolysis Thruster, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 5 January 2016.
- Empirical Determination of Performance Characteristics for a 1 cm Micro Radio Frequency Ion Propulsion System, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 7 January 2016.
- Synchronized Measurement of Plasma Characteristics in a Hall Effect Thruster, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 7 January 2016.
- Nitric Acid Formation in AF-M315E Decomposition During Ignition Conditions Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force Joint Propulsion Meeting, April 2012
- Aerospike Rockets for Increased Space Launch Capability, Air and Space Power Journal, 2011
- Optimized Dual-Expander Aerospike Nozzle Upper Stage Rocket Engine, 2011 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (4-7 January 2011)
- Reactive Shear Layer Mixing and Growth Rate Effects on Afterburning Properties for Axisymetric Rocket Engine Plumes, Dissertation, Naval Postgraduate School (2006)
- Sooting Characteristics of Toluene/Oxygen Mixtures for Signature Analysis, JANNAF 28th Exhaust Plume Technology Subcommittee and 10 SPIRITS User Group Joint Meeting (2004)
- Analysis of the Application of a Triggered Isomer Heat Exchanger as a Replacement for the Combustion Chamber in an Off-the-Shelf Turbojet,37th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute Proceedings (2001)
- Analysis of the Application of a Triggered Isomer Heat Exchanger as a Replacement for the Combustion Chamber in an Off-the-Shelf Turbojet, MS Thesis, Air Force Institute of Technology (2001)