David W. Meyer

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Mr. David Meyer is a Research Instructor in the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, and has been part of the Center for Space Research and Assurance for several years.  In his time at AFIT, he has taught graduate level courses on the modeling and simulation of space scenarios, and is in the midst of creating a new course on space and multi-domain combat modeling.  David’s research focuses on the use of a variety of tools to better understand the space warfighting environment, with the tools consisting of STK/ODTK, AFSIM, scripting, high performance computing, data mining, data visualization/analytics, and more.  Recent work includes usage of a genetic algorithm to optimize a space and terrestrial based space situational awareness architecture, as well as support for orbital engagement maneuver sandbox efforts.

Mr. Meyer has Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Operations Research, both from the Naval Postgraduate School, and was a member of the NPS OR Dept. Faculty for 6 years before relocating to Ohio.

David served as a submarine officer for 20 years, completing several deployments.  Shore tours (other than NPS) included Assistant Operations Officer: CSS-8, Tactics Team Lead NAVSUBSCOL, and working on the OPNAV Staff for submarine modernization (N772C2).


Peer Reviewed Journals

Stern, J. L., Wachtel, S. T., Colombi, J. M., Meyer, D. W., and Cobb, R. C.,  Multi-objective Parallel Optimization of Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Architectures. AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (Accepted, March 2018)

Felten, Michael S., Colombi, John M., Cobb, Richard G. and David W. Meyer (2018). Multi-objective optimization using parallel simulation for space situational awareness, Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (JDMS). https://doi.org/10.1177/1548512918803212

Bateman, Jr., Mark G., Colombi, John M., Cobb, Richard G. and David W. Meyer (2018). Exploring Alternatives for Geosynchronous Orbit Space Situational Awareness, Journal, Military Operations Research (MOR). (Submitted March 2018)

Ford, Thomas; Meyer, David; Colombi, John; Scheller, Brian and Cody Palmer. (2016). A Method of Assessing Time-Variant Value of Multi-Domain Architectures. Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation.  Published online http://dms.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/06/29/1548512916656291.full.pdf


Refereed Conference Papers (accepted on the basis of a peer reviewed manuscript)

Stern, J., Wachtel, S., Colombi, J., Meyer D. and Cobb, R. (2018), “Multiobjective Optimization of Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Situational Awareness Systems via Parallel Executable Architectures”, 2017 Disciplinary Convergence in Systems Engineering Research. Springer, Cham, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62217-0_42

Stern, J., Wachtel, S., Colombi, J., Meyer, D., and Cobb, R., “Multi-objective Optimization of Geosynchronous Earth Orbit Space Situational Awareness System Architectures”, CSER 2017: 15th Annual Conference on System Engineering Research (CSER), Redondo Beach CA, 23-25 March 2017

Meyer, D., Murphree, T., (2015).  A Dynamical-Statistical Approach to Forecasting Tropical Cyclogenesis in the Western North Pacific. Published online  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303781317_Proceedings_of_the_2015_Cincinnati-Dayton_INFORMS_Symposium

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