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Eric J. Paulson

Eric Paulson is a PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering Sciences. His research interest includes reliability based design optimization for space launch vehicles.

Education

  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Dec 2012 (exp)
  • MS, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2000
  • BS, Engineering Physics, North Dakota State University, 1995

Research & Work Experience
Apr 2001 - Present: Aerospace Engineer
Air Force Research Lab, Bakersfield, CA
Systems Engineer for Launch Vehicle and Missile Analysis. Work includes modeling and simulation tool development, reusable launch vehicle technology and development planning, hypersonic aerodynamics, and high-speed airbreathing propulsion. 

Service

  • Chair-JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Modeling & Simulation Subcommittee (2001 - Present)

Selected Publications

  1. Paulson, E., and Starkey, R., "Development of a Multistage Reliability-Based Design Optimization Method," 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference<BR>20th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference<BR>14th AIAA, 2012.
  2. Jorris, T., Paulson, E., and Carr, R., "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for a Reusable Launch Vehicle Using Multiple-Phase Pseudospectral Optimization," 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference<BR>20th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference<BR>14th AIAA, 2012.
  3. Paulson, E. and Starkey, R., "Methodology for Variable Fidelity Multistage Optimization Under Uncertainty," 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference<BR> 19th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference<BR> 13t, 2011.