Published Books and Parts of Books

  1. Braun, R.D., and Kroo, I. M.: “Development and Application of the Collaborative Optimization Architecture in a Multidisciplinary Design Environment.” Multidisciplinary Design Optimization: State of the Art, N. Alexandrov and M. Y. Hussaini, Editors, SIAM, February 1997.

Refereed Publications

  1. Mandalia, A.B.; and Braun, R.D.; “High-Altitude Divert Architecture for Future Robotic and Human Mars Missions,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 1311-1319, September-October, 2015.
  2. Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Extensibility of a Linear Rapid Robust Design Methodology,” Engineering Optimization, July, 2015.
  3. Mahzari, M.; Braun, R.D.; White, T.; and Bose, D.; “Inverse Estimation of the Mars Science Laboratory Entry Aeroheating and Heatshield Response,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 1203-1216, July-August, 2015.
  4. Mandalia, A.B.; and Braun, R.D.; “Supersonic Retropropulsion Thrust Vectoring for Mars Precision Landing,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 827-835, May-June, 2015.
  5. Miller, M.J.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Investigation of Drag Modulated Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators for Use on Mesospheric Sounding Rocket Payloads,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 383-392, Mar-Apr, 2015.
  6. Kazemba, C.D.; Braun, R.D.; Schoenenberger, M.A.; Clark, I.G.; “Dynamic Stability Analysis of Blunt-Body Entry Vehicles Using Time-Lagged Aftbody Pitching Moments,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 393-403, Mar-Apr, 2015.
  7. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Extension and Enhancement of the Allen-Eggers Analytic Ballistic Entry Trajectory Solution,” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 414-4302, March 2015.
  8. Grant, M.J.; and Braun, R.D.; “Rapid Indirect Trajectory Optimization for Conceptual Design of Hypersonic Missions,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 177-182, Jan-Feb, 2015.
  9. Dutta, S.; and Braun, R.D.; “Cramer-Rao Lower Bound Optimization of Flush Atmospheric Data System Sensor Placement,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 1773-1788, Nov-Dec, 2014.
  10. Dutta, S.; and Braun, R.D.; “Statistical Entry, Descent and Landing Performance Reconstruction of the Mars Science Laboratory,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 1048-1061, July-Aug, 2014.
  11. Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Utilizing Dynamical Systems Concepts in Multidisciplinary Design,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 52, No. 6, pp. 1265-1279, June 2014.
  12. Dutta, S.; Karlgaard, C.D.; and Braun, R.D; “Uncertainty Quantification for Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Reconstruction Using Adaptive Filtering,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 967-977, May-June, 2014.
  13. Putnam, Z.R.; Grant, M.J.; Kelly, J.R.; Braun, R.D.; and Krevor, Z.C.; “Feasibility of Guided Entry for a Crewed Lifting Body Without Angle-of-Attack Control,” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 729-740, May 2014.
  14. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Precision Landing at Mars Using Discrete-Event Drag Modulation,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 128-138, Jan-Feb, 2014.
  15. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Drag-Modulation Flight-Control System Options for Planetary Aerocapture Missions,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 139-150, Jan-Feb, 2014.
  16. Dutta, S.; Braun, R.D.; and Karlgaard, C. D.; “Atmospheric Data System Sensor Placement Optimization for Mars Entry, Descent and Landing,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 163-174, Jan-Feb, 2014.
  17. Korzun, A.M.; and Braun, R.D.; “Conceptual Modeling of Supersonic Retropropulsion Flow Interaction and Relationships to System Performance,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 1121-1133, Nov-Dec, 2013.
  18. Mahzari, M.; Braun; R.D.; and White, T.R.; “Reconstruction of Mars Pathfinder Aerothermal Heating and Heatshield Material Response Using Inverse Methods,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 1171-1182, Nov-Dec, 2013.
  19. Dutta, S.; Braun, R.D.; Russell, R.P.; Striepe, S.A.; and Clark, I.G; “Comparison of Statistical Estimation Techniques for Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Reconstruction,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 1207-1221, Nov-Dec, 2013.
  20. Korzun, A.M.; Cordell, C.E.; and Braun, R.D.; “Computational Aerodynamic Predictions of Supersonic Retropropulsion Flowfields,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 950-960, Sept-Oct, 2013.
  21. Korzun, A.M.; and Braun, R.D.; “Application of a Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Approach to Supersonic Retropropulsion Flowfields,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 961-980, Sept-Oct, 2013.
  22. Meginnis, I.M.; Putnam, Z.R.; Clark, I.G.; Braun, R.D.; and Barton, G.H.; “Guided Entry Performance of Low Ballistic Coefficient Vehicles at Mars,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 1047-1059, Sept-Oct, 2013.
  23. Mahzari, M.; and Braun, R.D.; “Time-Dependent Mars Entry Aeroheating Estimation from Simulated In-Depth Heatshield Temperature Measurements,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 435-446, July 2013.
  24. Cordell, C.E.; and Braun, R.D.; “Analytical Modeling of Supersonic Retropropulsion Plume Structures,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 763-770, July-Aug, 2013.
  25. Bopp, M.S.; Ruffin, S.M., Braun, R.D.; Clark, I.G.; and Theisinger, J.T.; “Multi-Fidelity Approach to Estimate Heating for Three Dimensional Hypersonic Aeroshells,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 754-762, July-Aug, 2013.
  26. Dec, J.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Three Dimensional Finite Element Ablative Thermal Response and Design of Thermal Protection Systems,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 725-734, July-Aug, 2013.
  27. Clark, I.G.; Braun, R.D.; and Ruffin, S.M.; “Validation of Computational Analyses for Supersonic Tension Cone Static Aerodynamic Performance,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 483-495, May-June, 2012.
  28. Dec, J.A.; Braun, R.D.; and Laub, B.; “Ablative Thermal Response Analysis Using the Finite Element Method.” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 201-212, Apr-June, 2012.
  29. Marsh, C.L.; and Braun, R.D.; “Fully Propulsive Mars Atmospheric Transit Strategies for High-Mass Missions.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 271-282, March-April, 2011.
  30. Korzun, A.M.; and Braun, R.D.; “Performance Characterization of Supersonic Retropropulsion for High-Mass Mars Entry Systems.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 836-848, Sept-Oct, 2010.
  31. Grant, M.J.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; Braun, R.D.; and Barton, G.H.; “Smart Divert: A New Entry, Descent and Landing Architecture.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 385-393, May-June, 2010.
  32. Steinfeldt, B.A.; Grant, M.J.; Matz, D.M.; Braun, R.D.; and Barton, G.H.: “Guidance, Navigation and Control Technology Enabling Pinpoint Landing at Mars.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 188-198, Jan-Feb, 2010.
  33. Theisinger, J.T.; and Braun, R.D.; “Multidisciplinary Hypersonic Entry Aeroshell Shape Optimization.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 957-966, Sept-Oct, 2009.
  34. Korzun, A.M.; Braun, R.D.; and Cruz, J.R.; “A Survey of Supersonic Retropropulsion Technology for Mars Entry, Descent and Landing.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 929-937, Sept-Oct, 2009.
  35. Clark, I.M.; Hutchings, A.L.; Tanner, C.L.; and Braun, R.D.: “Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators for Use on Future Robotic Missions to Mars.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 340-352, Mar-Apr, 2009.
  36. Dubos, G.F.; Saleh, J.H.; and Braun. R.D.: “Technology Readiness Level, Schedule Risk, and Slippage in Spacecraft Design.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 836-842, July-Aug, 2008.
  37. Rohrschneider, R.R.; and Braun, R.D.: “Static Aeroelastic Analysis of a Thin-Film Clamped Ballute for Titan Aerocapture.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 785-801, July-Aug, 2008.
  38. Korzun, A.M.; Braun, R.D.; Wagner, E.B.; Fulford-Jones, T.R.; Deems, E.C.; Judnick, D.C.; Keesee, J.E.: “Mars Gravity Biosatellite: Engineering, Science and Education.” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 8-19, July-Aug. 2008.
  39. Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.: “Ballute Entry Systems for Lunar Return and Low-Earth-Orbit Return Missions.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 619-630, May-June, 2008.
  40. Putnam, Z.R.; Bairstow, S.H.; Barton, G.H.; and Braun, R.D.: “Improving Lunar Return Entry Footprints Using Enhanced Skip Trajectory Guidance.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 309-315, Mar-Apr, 2008; see also The Draper Technology Digest, Vol. 11, CSDL-R-3009, pp. 24-33, 2007.
  41. Christian, J.A.; Manyapu, K.; Wells, G.W.; Lafleur, J.M.; Verges, A.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Sizing of an Entry, Descent, and Landing System for Human Mars Exploration.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp.130-141, Jan-Feb, 2008.
  42. Wooster, P.D.; Braun, R.D.; Ahn, J.; and Putnam, Z.R.: “Mission Design Options for Human Mars Missions.” MARS: The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration, Vol. 3, pp. 12-28, Aug. 2007.
  43. Braun, R.D.; and Manning, R.M.: “Mars Entry, Descent and Landing Challenges.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 310-323, Mar-Apr, 2007.
  44. Putnam, Z.R.; Braun, R.D.; Rohrschneider, R.R.; and Dec, J.A: “Entry System Options for Human Lunar Return.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 194-202, Jan-Feb, 2007.
  45. Rohrschneider, R.R.; and Braun, R.D.: “Survey of Ballute Technology for Aerocapture.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 10-23, Jan-Feb, 2007.
  46. Braun, R.D.; Wright, H.S.; Croom, M.A.; Levine, J.S.; and Spencer, D.A.: “Design of the ARES Mars Airplane and Mission Architecture.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 1026-1034, Sept-Oct, 2006.
  47. Unal, R.; Braun, R.D.; Moore, A.A.; and Lepsch, R.A.: “Design Optimization on a Cost Basis Using Orthogonal Arrays.” Journal of Cost Analysis & Management, pp. 41-50, Winter 2001.
  48. Unal, R.; Braun, R.D.; Moore, A.A.; and Lepsch, R.A.: “Designing for Cost Using Genetic Algorithms.” Journal of Parametrics, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 59-73, Fall 2001.
  49. Queen. E.M.; Cheatwood, F.M.; Powell, R.W.; Braun, R.D., and Edquist, C.T.: “Mars Polar Lander Aerothermodynamic and Entry Dispersion Analysis.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 421-428, May-June, 1999.
  50. Braun, R.D.; Mitcheltree, R. A.; and Cheatwood, F. M.: “Mars Microprobe Entry-to-Impact Analysis.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 412-420, May-June, 1999.
  51. Mitcheltree, R.A.; DiFulvio M.; Horvath, T.J.; and Braun, R.D.: “Aerothermal Heating Predictions for Mars Microprobe.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 405-411, May-June, 1999.
  52. Mitcheltree, R.A.; Moss, J.N.; Cheatwood, F.M.; Greene, F.A.; and Braun, R.D.: “Aerodynamics of the Mars Microprobe Entry Vehicles.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 392-398, May-June, 1999.
  53. Gnoffo, P.A.; Braun, R.D.; Weilmuenster, K.J.; Mitcheltree, R.A.; Engelund, W.C.; and Powell, R.W.: “Prediction and Validation of the Mars Pathfinder Hypersonic Aerodynamic Database.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 367-373, May-June, 1999.
  54. Spencer, D.A.; Blanchard, R.A.; Braun, R.D.; Kallemeyn, P.H.; and Thurman, S.W.: “Mars Pathfinder Entry, Descent, and Landing Reconstruction.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 357-366, May-June, 1999.
  55. Braun, R.D.; Spencer, D.A., Kallemeyn, P.H., Vaughan, R.M.: “Mars Pathfinder Atmospheric Entry Navigation Operations.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 348-356, May-June, 1999.
  56. Vaughan, R.M., Kallemeyn, P.H., Spencer, D.A. and Braun, R.D.: “Navigation Flight Operations for Mars Pathfinder.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 340-347, May-June, 1999.
  57. Moss, J.N., Blanchard, R.C., Wilmoth, R.G., and Braun, R.D.: “Mars Pathfinder Rarefied Aerodynamics.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 330-339, May-June, 1999.
  58. Rowell, L. F.; Braun, R.D.; Olds, J. R.; and Unal, R.: “Multidisciplinary Conceptual Design Optimization of Space Transportation Systems.” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 218-226, Jan.-Feb. 1999.
  59. Braun, R.D.; Kroo, I. M.; and Moore, A. A.: “Use of the Collaborative Optimization Architecture for Launch Vehicle Design.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 478-486, July-Aug., 1997.
  60. Desai, P. N.; Braun, R.D.; Powell, R. W.; Engelund, W. C.; and Tartabini, P. V.: “Six Degree-of-Freedom Entry Dispersion Analysis for the METEOR Recovery Module.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 34, No. 3, May-June 1997.
  61. Spencer, D. A. and Braun, R.D.: “Mars Pathfinder Atmospheric Entry: Trajectory Design and Dispersion Analysis.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 670-676, September-October 1996.
  62. Gnoffo, P. A.; Weilmuenster, K. J.; Braun, R.D.; and Cruz, C. I.: “Influence of Sonic Line Location on Mars Pathfinder Probe Aerothermodynamics.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 169-177, March-April 1996.
  63. Braun, R.D.; Powell, R. W.; Engelund, W. C.; Gnoffo, P. A.; Weilmuenster, K. J.; and Mitcheltree, R. A.: “Mars Pathfinder Six Degree-of-Freedom Entry Analysis.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 993-1000, November-December 1995.
  64. Braun, R.D.; Powell, R. W.; Lepsch, R. A.; Stanley, D. O.; and Kroo, I. M.: “Comparison of Two Multidisciplinary Optimization Strategies for Launch Vehicle Design.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 404-410, May-June 1995.
  65. Gage, P. J.; Braun, R.D.; and Kroo, I. M.: “Interplanetary Trajectory Optimization Using a Genetic Algorithm.” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 59-76, January-March 1995.
  66. Powell, R. W. and Braun, R.D.: “A Six Degree-of -Freedom Guidance and Control Analysis of Mars Aerocapture.” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 1038-1044, November-December 1993.
  67. Lyne, J. E. and Braun, R.D.: “Flexible Strategies for Manned Mars Missions Using Aerobraking and Nuclear Thermal Propulsion.” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 339-347, July-September 1993.
  68. Striepe, S. A.; Powell, R. W.; Braun, R.D.; and Fowler, W.: “Influence of Interplanetary Trajectory Selection on Mars Atmospheric Entry Velocity.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 426-430, July-August 1993.
  69. Striepe, S. A.; Powell, R. W.; Braun, R.D.; and Fowler, W.: “Influence of Interplanetary Trajectory Selection on Earth Atmospheric Entry Velocity of Mars Missions.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 420-425, July-August 1993.
  70. Desai, P. N.; Braun, R.D.; and Powell, R. W.: “Aspects of Parking Orbit Selection in a Manned Mars Mission.” NASA TP-3256, December 1992.
  71. Lyne, J. E.; Tauber, J. E.; and Braun, R.D.: “Parametric Study of Manned Aerocapture, Part 1: Earth Return From Mars.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 29, No. 6, November-December 1992.
  72. Freeman, D. C.; Powell, R. W.; and Braun, R.D.: “Manned Mars Aerobrake Vehicle Design Issues.” SPACE TECHNOLOGY, Industrial and Commercial Applications, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 313-324, July 1992.
  73. Braun, R.D. and Powell, R. W.: “A Predictor-Corrector Guidance Algorithm Used in High-Energy Aerobrake System Studies.” Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 672-678, May-June 1992.
  74. Braun, R.D.; Powell, R. W.; and Lyne, J. E.: “Earth Aerobraking Strategies for Manned Return from Mars.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 297-304, May-June 1992.
  75. Gnoffo, P. A.; Price, J. M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Computation of Near-Wake, Aerobrake Flowfields.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 182-189, March-April 1992.
  76. Desai, P. N. and Braun, R.D.: “Mars Parking Orbit Selection.” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 447-468, October-December 1991.
  77. Braun, R.D. and Powell, R. W.: “Aerodynamic Requirements of a Manned Mars Aerobraking Transfer Vehicle.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 361-367, July-August 1991.
  78. Striepe, S. A. and Braun, R.D.: “Effects of a Venus Swingby Periapsis Burn During an Earth-Mars Trajectory.” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 299-312, July-September 1991.
  79. Braun, R.D. and Blersch, D. J.: “Propulsive Options for a Manned Mars Transportation System.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 85-92, January-February 1991.
  80. Braun, R.D.: “The Influence of Interplanetary Trajectory Options on a Chemically Propelled Manned Mars Mission.” The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 289-310, July-September 1990.
  81. Braun, R.D.; Powell, R. W.; and Hartung, L. C.: “The Effect of Interplanetary Trajectory Options on a Manned Mars Aerobrake Configuration.” NASA TP-3019, August 1990.

Other Publications

  1. Woollard, B.A.; Braun, R.D.; and Bose, D.; “Aerodynamic and Aerothermal TPS Instrumentation Reference Guide,” Accepted for presentation at the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 05-12, 2016.
  2. Blette, D.; and Braun, R.D.; “Supersonic Vehicle Configuration Transitons to Enable Supersonic Retropropulsion during Mars EDL,” Accepted for presentation at the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 05-12, 2016.
  3. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Advances in Guidance, Navigation and Control for Planetary Entry, Descent and Landing Systems,” AAS 16-092, AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Meeting, Breckenridge, CO, February 8-12, 2016.
  4. Anderson, T.; Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Strategies for Landing Large Ballistic Coefficient Vehicles on Mars,” AIAA 2016-0021, 2016 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA, January 2016.
  5. Price, H.P.; Manning, R.M.; Sklyanski, E.; and Braun, R.D.; “A High-Heritage Blunt-Body Entry, Descent, and Landing Concept for Human Mars Exploration,” AIAA 2016-0219, 2016 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA, January 2016.
  6. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Review and Assessment of the Steep Lifting Entry Closed-Form Trajectory Solution,” AIAA 2016-0278, 2016 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA, January 2016.
  7. Rossman, G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Thermogravimetric Analysis of Flexible Thermal Protection Systems for Thermal Response Modeling,” AIAA 2016-1513, 2016 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA, January 2016.
  8. Sidor, A.; Anderson, T.; and Braun, R.D.; “Small Probe Flight Testing of Thermal Protection Systems in Simulated Earth Entries,” AIAA 2016-2193, 2016 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA, January 2016.
  9. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Analytical Assessment of Drag-Modulation Trajectory Control for Planetary Entry with Application to Real-Time Guidance,” AAS 15-748, 2015 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Vail, CO, August 2015.
  10. Ali, H.K.; and Braun, R.D.; “Effects of Magnetohydrodynamic Energy Generation on Planetary Entry Vehicle Flight Dynamics,” AIAA 2015-4179, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, Orlando, FL, July 2015.
  11. Rossman, G., LeVine, M., Lawlor, S., Sloss, T., Mishra, P., Tan, Z.P., and Braun R.D.; “BioDOME: Concept of an EDL System for Returning Small Biological Samples from LEO,” 12th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Cologne, Germany, June 2015.
  12. Hill, J.A; and Braun, R.D.; “Explicit Finite Element Analysis of Inflatable Braided Strapped Beams,” AIAA 2015-2126, 23rd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, April 2015.
  13. Li, L.; Gonyea, K.; and Braun, R.D.; “Finite Element Analysis of the Inflatable Re-Entry Vehicle Experiment,” AIAA 2015-0204, 2015 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Kissimmee Florida, January 2015.
  14. Hart, K.A.; Simonis, K.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Analytical Aerodynamic Force and Moment Coefficients of Axisymmetric Composite Geometries in Rarefied Flow,” AIAA 2015-0520, 2015 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Kissimmee Florida, January 2015.
  15. Matz, D.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “A Comparison of Three Algorithms for Orion Drogue Parachute Release,” AIAA 2015-0524, 2015 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Kissimmee Florida, January 2015.
  16. Hart, K.A.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Formulation and Applications of a Probabilistic Pareto Chart,” AIAA 2015-0804, 2015 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Kissimmee Florida, January 2015.
  17. Battat, J.; Alifanov, O.; Braun, R.; Crawley, E.; Logsdon, J.; Zeleny, L.; Borowitz, M.; Capparelli, E.; Davison, P.; Golkar, A.; and Steinfeldt, B.; “Cooperative Scenarios for Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit,” 65th International Astronautical Congress, IAC-14.D2.8-A5.4.2, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2014.
  18. Ali, H.K.; and Braun, R.D.; “Application of Magnetohydrodynamic Energy Generation for Planetary Entry Vehicles,” AIAA 2014-3556, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, Cleveland, OH, July 2014.
  19. Gonyea, K.; Auslender, A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Propulsion System Design for a Martian Atmospheric Breathing Supersonic Retropropulsion Engine,” AIAA 2014-3449, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, Cleveland, OH, July 2014.
  20. Ginn, J.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Parachute Dynamic Stability and the Effects of Apparent Inertia,” AIAA 2014-2390, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2014.
  21. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Extension of the Allen-Eggers Analytic Solution for Ballistic Entry Trajectories with Application to Drag-Modulation,” AIAA 2014-2381, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2014.
  22. Daniels, M.; Lunine, J.; et. al.; “Pathways to Exploration – Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration,” Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, June 2014.
  23. Alifanov, O.; Braun, R.; Crawley, E.; Logsdon, J.; Zelenyi, L.; and Battat, J.; “Evaluation of Human Space Exploration Missions Beyond Low Earth Orbit,” IAA-WAS0502, 2014 IAA Space Exploration Conference, Washington D.C., January 2014.
  24. Li, L.; Braun, R.D.; and Cassell, A.M.; “Photogrammetry Analysis of a Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator Structural Test Article,” AIAA 2014-0353, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  25. Dutta, S.; and Braun, R.D.; “Statistical Entry, Descent and Landing Performance Reconstruction of the Mars Science Laboratory,” AIAA 2014-0385, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  26. Mandalia, A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Descent Phase Divert Maneuvers for Future Robotic and High Mass Mars Missions,” AIAA 2014-0386, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  27. Hill, J.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Modeling of Plain Woven Fabrics for Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators,” AIAA 2014-0631, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  28. Rossman, G.; Braun, R.D.; and Dec, J.A.; “Flexible Thermal Protection System Physics-Based Modeling for Temperature Profile Predictions,” AIAA 2014-0700, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  29. Hart, K.A.; Dutta, S.; Simonis, K.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Analytically-derived Aerodynamic Force and Moment Coefficients of Resident Space Objects in Free-Molecular Flow,” AIAA 2014-0728, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  30. Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Using Estimation Techniques in Multidisciplinary Design,” AIAA 2014-0801, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  31. Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Extensibility of a Linear Rapid Robust Design Methodology,” AIAA 2014-0804, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  32. Miller, M.J.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators for use on Sounding Rocket Payloads,” AIAA 2014-1092, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  33. Cordell, C.; and Braun, R.D.; “An Analytical Approach to Modeling Supersonic Retropropulsion Flow Field Components,” AIAA 2014-1093, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  34. Harper, B.; Braun, R.D.; and Gnoffo, P.A.; “Asymmetric Stacked Tori Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator Designs for Mars Entry,” AIAA 2014-1095, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  35. Sidor, A.; Braun, R.D.; and Depasquale, D.; “RED-Data2 Commercial Reentry Recorder: Size Reduction and Improved Electronics Design,” AIAA 2014-1231, 2014 AIAA Science and Technology Forum, Maryland, January 2014.
  36. Dutta, S.; and Braun, R.D.; “Cramer-Rao Lower Bound Optimization of an Atmospheric Data System Sensor Placement,” AIAA 2013-4502, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Boston Massachusetts, August 2013.
  37. Miller, M.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Mission Architecture Considerations for Recovery of High-Altitude Atmospheric Dust Samples,” AIAA 2013-4604, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Boston Massachusetts, August 2013.
  38. Braun, R.D.; Putnam, Z.R.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Grant, M.J.; “Advances in Inertial Guidance Technology for Aerospace Systems,” AIAA 2013-5123 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Boston Massachusetts, August 2013.
  39. Mahzari, M.; Braun, R.D.; White, T.R.; and Bose, D.; “Inverse Estimation of the Mars Science Laboratory Entry Aerothermal Environment and Thermal Protection System Response,” AIAA-2013-2780, 44th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, June 2013.
  40. Hill, J.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Implementation of a Mesomechanical Material Model for IAD Fabrics within LS-DYNA,” AIAA 2013-1367, 22nd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, March 2013.
  41. Gonyea, K.C.; Tanner, C.L.; Clark, I.G.; Kushner, L.K.; Schairer, E.T.; and Braun, R.D.; “Aerodynamic Stability and Performance of Next-Generation Parachutes for Mars Descent,” AIAA 2013-1356, 22nd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, March 2013.
  42. Kazemba, C.; et al.; “Determination of the Deformed Shape of HIADs from Photogrammetric Wind Tunnel Data,” AIAA 2013-1286, 22nd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, March 2013.
  43. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Precision Landing at Mars Using Discrete-event Drag Modulation,” AAS-13-438, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, February 2013.
  44. Dutta, S.; and Braun, R.D.; “Preliminary Statistical Trajectory, Atmosphere and Aerodynamic Reconstruction of the MSL Entry, Descent and Landing,” AAS-13-309, AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, February 2013.
  45. Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Leveraging Dynamical Systems Theory to Incorporate Design Constraints in Multidisciplinary Design,” AIAA 2013-1041, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2013.
  46. Kazemba, C.D.; Braun, R.D.; Schoenenberger, M.A.; Clark, I.G.; “Dynamic Stability Analysis of Blunt Body Entry Vehicles Using Time-Lagged Aftbody Pitching Moment,” AIAA 2013-0226, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2013.
  47. Mahzari, M.; White, T.; Dutta, S.; Braun, R.D; and Bose, D.; “Preliminary Analysis of Mars Science Laboratory’s Entry Aerothermodynamic Environment and Thermal Protection System Performance,” AIAA 2013-0185, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2013.
  48. Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Rapid Robust Design of a Deployable System for Boost-Glide Vehicles,” AIAA 2013-0031, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2013.
  49. Putnam, Z.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Drag Modulation Flight Control System Options for Planetary Aerocapture Missions,” AIAA 2013-0030, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2013.
  50. Putnam, Z.R.; Grant, M.J.; Kelly, J.R.; Braun, R.D.; and Krevor, Z.C.; “Variable Angle-of-Attack Profile Entry Guidance for a Crewed Lifting Body,” AIAA 2013-0029, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2013.
  51. Dutta, S.; Karlgaard, C.D.; and Braun, R.D; “Uncertainty Quantification in Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Reconstruction Using Adaptive Filtering,” AIAA 2013-0026, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2013.
  52. Steinfeldt, B.A. and Braun, R.D.; “Utilizing Dynamical Systems Concepts in Multidisciplinary Design,” AIAA 2012-5655, 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 2012.
  53. Steinfeldt, B.A. and Braun, R.D.; “Design Convergence Using Stability Concepts from Dynamical Systems Theory,” AIAA 2012-5657, 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 2012.
  54. Dutta, S.; Braun, R.D.; and Karlgaard, C.D.; “Atmospheric Data System Sensor Placement Optimization for Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing,” AIAA 2012-4507, 2012 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 2012.
  55. Grant, M.J.; and Braun, R.D.; “The Extension of Analytic Hypersonic Force Coefficients for Conceptual Design Using the Divergence Theorem,” AIAA 2012-4580, 2012 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 2012.
  56. Kazemba, C.D.; Braun, R.D.; Clark, I.G.; and Schoenenberger, M.; “Survey of Blunt Body Dynamic Stability in Supersonic Flow,” AIAA 2012-4509, 2012 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 2012.
  57. Mahzari, M. and Braun, R.D.; “Time-dependant Estimation of Mars Science Laboratory Surface Heating from Simulated MEDLI Data,” AIAA 2012-2871, 43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2012.
  58. Mahzari, M. and Braun, R.D.; “Reconstruction of Mars Pathfinder Aerothermal Heating and Heatshield Material Response Using Inverse Methods,” AIAA 2012-2872, 43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2012.
  59. Cruz Ayoroa, J.G.; Kazemba, C.D.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; Kelly, J.R.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Mass Model Development for Conceptual Design of a Hypersonic Rigid Deployable Decelerator,” 9th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Toulouse, France, June 2012.
  60. Dutta, S.; Mahzari, M.; White, T.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Integrated Trajectory, Atmosphere, and Aerothermal Reconstruction Methodology Using the MEDLI Dataset,” 9th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Toulouse, France, June 2012.
  61. Korzun, A.M. and Braun, R.D.; “Conceptual Modeling of Supersonic Retropropulsion Flow Interactions and the Relationship to System Performance,” 9th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Toulouse, France, June 2012.
  62. Tanner, C.L.; Cruz, J.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Fluid-Structure Interaction Analyses of a Tension Cone Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator,” 9th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Toulouse, France, June 2012.
  63. Putnam, Z.R.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Drag Modulation Flight Control for Aerocapture.” IEEEAC 1437, 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2012.
  64. Meginnis, I.; Putnam, Z.R.; Clark, I.G.; Braun, R.D.; and Barton, G.; “Guided Entry Performance of Low Ballistic Coefficient Vehicles at Mars.” IEEEAC 1161, 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2012.
  65. Dutta, S.; Braun, R.D.; Russell, R.P.; and Clark, I.G; “Comparison of Statistical Estimation Techniques for Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Reconstruction from MEDLI-like Data Sources.” AIAA 2012-0400, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, January 2012.
  66. Grant, M.J.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Rapid Simultaneous Hypersonic Aerodynamic and Trajectory Optimization Using Variational Methods.” AIAA 2011-6640, 2011 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 2011.
  67. Grant, M.J.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Rapid Design Space Exploration for Conceptual Design of Hypersonic Missions.” AIAA 2011-6576, 2011 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, Oregon, August 2011.
  68. Bopp, M.; Ruffin, S.; Braun, R.D.; Clark, I.G.; and Theisinger, J.T.; “Application of a Method to Estimate Heating for Three-Dimensional Hypersonic Aeroshells,” AIAA 2011-4029, 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2011.
  69. Mahzari, M.; Cozmuta, I.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “An Inverse Parameter Estimation Methodology for the Analysis of Aeroheating and Thermal Protection System Experimental Data.” AIAA 2011-4027, 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2011.
  70. Dec, J.A.; Laub, B.; and Braun, R.D.; “Two-Dimensional Finite Element Ablative Thermal Response Analysis of Arcjet Stagnation Tests.” AIAA 2011-3617, 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2011.
  71. Dec, J.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Three-Dimensional Finite Element Ablative Thermal Response and Thermostructural Design of Thermal Protection Systems.” AIAA 2011-3319, 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2011.
  72. Korzun, A.M.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Application of a Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Approach to Supersonic Retropropulsion Flowfields.” AIAA 2011-3193, 29th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 2011.
  73. Kazemba, C.D.; McGuire, M.K.; Howard, A.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Performance Characterization, Sensitivity and Comparison of Dual Layer Thermal Protection System.” 8th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Portsmouth, VA, June 2011.
  74. Dutta, S.; Clark, I.G.; Russell, R.P.; and Braun, R.D.; “Statistical Entry, Descent and Landing Performance Reconstruction of the Mars Phoenix Lander.” 8th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Portsmouth, VA, June 2011.
  75. Smith, B.P.; Hill, J.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Oscillation of Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators at Mars.” AIAA 2011-2516, 21st AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, Dublin, Ireland, May 2011.
  76. Smith, B.P.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Thermal, Structural and Inflation Modeling of an Isotensoid Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator.” IEEEAC 1190, 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2011.
  77. Cordell, Jr., C.E.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “CFD Verification of Supersonic Retropropulsion for Central and Peripheral Configurations.” IEEEAC 1190, 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2011.
  78. Otero, R.E.; and Braun, R.D.; “Calculating Data Importance using Mutual Information for Engineering Design.” AIAA 2010-9323, 13th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Fort Worth, TX, September 2010.
  79. Theisinger, J.E.; Braun, R.D.; and Clark, I.G.; “Aerothermodynamic Shape Optimization for Hypersonic Entry Aeroshells.” AIAA 2010-9200, 13th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Fort Worth, TX, September 2010.
  80. Steinfeldt, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Guidance and Control Algorithm Robustness Baseline Indexing.” AIAA 2010-8287, 2010 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.
  81. Grant, M.J.; and Braun, R.D.; “Rapid Entry Corridor Trajectory Optimization for Conceptual Design.” AIAA 2010-7810, 2010 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2010.
  82. Tanner, C.L.; Cruz, J.R.; Hughes, M.F.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “Subsonic and Transonic Wind Tunnel Testing of Two Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators,” 7th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, June 2010.
  83. Korzun, A.M.; Cordell, Jr., C.E.; and Braun, R.D.; “Comparison of Inviscid and Viscous Aerodynamic Predictions of Supersonic Retropropulsion Flowfields.” AIAA 2010-5048, 10th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2010.
  84. Tanner, C.L.; Cruz, J.R.; and Braun, R.D.; “Structural Verification and Modeling of a Tension Cone Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator.” AIAA 2010-2830, 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2010.
  85. Smith, B.P.; Tanner, C.L.; Mahzari, M.; Clark, I.G.; Braun, R.D.; and Cheatwood, F.M.; “A Historical Review of Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator Technology Development.” Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2010.
  86. Otero, R.E., and Braun, R.D.; “The Planetary Entry System Synthesis Tool: A Conceptual Design and Analysis Tool for EDL Systems.” Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2010.
  87. Chua, Z.; Feigh, K.; and Braun, R.; “Examination of Human-System Interaction During Lunar Landing.” Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2010.
  88. Grant, M.J.; and Braun, R.D.; “Analytic Hypersonic Aerodynamics for Conceptual Design of Entry Vehicles.” AIAA 2010-1212, 2010 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2010.
  89. Dutta, S.; and Braun, R.D.; “Mars Entry, Descent and Landing Trajectory and Atmosphere Reconstruction.” AIAA 2010-1210, 2010 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2010.
  90. Steinfeldt, B.A.; Theisinger, J.T.; Korzun, A.M.; Clark, I.G.; and Braun, R.D.; “High Mass Mars Entry, Descent and Landing Architecture Assessment.” AIAA 2009-6684, 2009 AIAA Space Conference, September 2009.
  91. Korzun, A.M.; and Braun, R.D.; “Performance Characterization of Supersonic Retropropulsion for Application to High Mass Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing.” AIAA 2009-5613, 2009 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Meeting, August 2009.
  92. Braun, R.; Wiley, D.; et. al.; “Fostering Visions for the Future: A Review of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts.” Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, August 2009. Posted at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12702.
  93. Clark, I.G.; Cruz, J.R.; Hughes, M.F.; Ware, J.S.; Madlangbayan, A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Aerodynamic and Aeroelastic Characteristics of a Tension Cone Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator.” AIAA 2009-2967, 20th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, May 2009.
  94. Hutchings, A.L.; Braun, R.D.; and Welch, J.; “Experimental Determination of Material Properties for Inflatable Aeroshell Structures.” AIAA 2009-2949, 20th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, May 2009.
  95. Otero, R.E., and Braun, R.D.; “The State of Problem Decomposition in Engineering Design.” AIAA 2009-2188, 5th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialists Conference, May 2009.
  96. Clark, I.G.; and Cruz, J.R.; Braun, R.D.; “Computational Analysis of a Tension Cone Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator.” Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2009.
  97. Marsh, C.L.; and Braun, R.D.; “System Study of Fully Propulsive Descent to Mars.” Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2009.
  98. Dec, J.A.; and Braun, R.D.; “Ablative Thermal Response Analysis Using the Finite Element Method.” AIAA 2009-0259, 47th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FLA, January 2009.
  99. Grant, M.J.; Steinfeldt, B.A.; Matz, D.M.; Braun, R.D.; and Barton, G.H.; “Smart Divert – A New Entry, Descent and Landing Architecture.” AIAA 2009-0522, 47th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FLA, January 2009.
  100. Wells, G.W.; Braun, R.D.; “Reconstruction of the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover Entry, Descent and Landing Performance.” AA-3-2008-16, 2nd International ARA Days Conference, Arachon, France, Oct 21-23, 2008.
  101. Alemany, K. and Braun, R.D.; “Design Space Pruning Heuristics and Global Optimization Method for Conceptual Design of Low-Thrust Asteroid Tour Missions.” IAC-08-C1.2.3, 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, Sept 2008.
  102. Theisinger, J.T.; and Braun, R.D.: “Multidisciplinary Hypersonic Entry Aeroshell Shape Optimization.” AIAA 2008-5873. 12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, September 2008.
  103. Stahl, B.A.; and Braun, R.D.: “Low-Thrust Trajectory Optimization Tool to Assess Options for Near-Earth Asteroid Deflection.” AIAA 2008-6255. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Honolulu, HI, August 2008.
  104. Steinfeldt, B.A.; Grant, M.J.; Matz, D.M.; Braun, R.D.; and Barton, G.H.: “Guidance, Navigation and Control Technology Enabling Pinpoint Landing at Mars.” AIAA-2008-6216. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Honolulu, HI, August 2008.
  105. Korzun, A.M.; Smith, B.P.; Hartzell. C.M.; Yu, T.M.; Place, L.A.; Martinelli, S.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Entry, Descent and Landing System Design for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite.” Proceedings of the 6th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 2008.
  106. Beebe, R.; Buck, W.; et. al.; “Opening New Frontiers in Space: Choices for the Next New Frontiers Announcement of Opportunity.” Space Studies Board, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, March 2008. Posted at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12175.
  107. Korzun, A.M.; Braun, R.D.; and Cruz, J.R.: “A Survey of Supersonic Retropropulsion Technology for Planetary Entry.” IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2008.
  108. Clark, I.M.; Hutchings, A.L.; Tanner, C.L.; and Braun, R.D.: “Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerators for Use on Future Robotic Missions to Mars.” IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2008.
  109. Korzun, A.M.; Braun, R.D.; Wagner, E.B.; Fulford-Jones, T.R.; Deems, E.C.; Judnick, D.C.; Keesee, J.E.; “Mars Gravity Biosatellite: Engineering, Science and Education.” IAC-07-A1.9. 58th International Astronautical Congress, Hyderabad, India, September 2007.
  110. Saleh, J.; Dubos, G.; and Braun. R.D.: “Technology Readiness Level, Schedule Risk and Slippage in Spacecraft Design: Data Analysis and Modeling.” AIAA 2007-6020. AIAA Space 2007 Conference, Long Beach, CA, September 2007.
  111. Christian, J.A.; Verges, A.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Statistical Reconstruction of Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Trajectories and Atmospheric Profiles.” AIAA 2007-6192. AIAA Space 2007 Conference, Long Beach, CA, September 2007.
  112. Alemany, K.; and Braun, R.D.: “Design Space Pruning Techniques for Low-Thrust, Multiple Asteroid Rendezvous Trajectory Design.” AAS 2007-348. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan, August 2007.
  113. Lantoine, G.; and Braun, R.D.: “Optimal Trajectories for Soft Landing on Asteroids.” AAS 2007-280. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan, August 2007.
  114. Lee, J.W.; Rohrschneider, R.R.; Ruffin, S.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Flow-Structure Analysis of a Clamped Ballute in Titan’s Atmosphere.” AIAA 2007-4308. 18th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Miami, Florida, June 2007.
  115. Verges, A.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Analysis of the Mars Pathfinder Parachute Drag Coefficient.” Proceedings of the 5th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Bordeaux, France, June 2007.
  116. Clark, I.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Design and Development of an Inflatable Supersonic Tension Cone Decelerator.” Proceedings of the 5th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Bordeaux, France, June 2007.
  117. Theisinger, J.T.; and Braun, R.D.: “Hypersonic Aerodynamic Aeroshell Shape Optimization.” Proceedings of the 5th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Bordeaux, France, June 2007.
  118. Rohrschneider, R.R.; and Braun, R.D.: “Aeroelastic Design Considerations of a Clamped Ballute for Titan Aerocapture.” AIAA 2007-1850. 8th AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, Honolulu, Hawaii, April, 2007.
  119. Alemany, K.; and Braun, R.D.: “Survey of Global Optimization Methods for Low-Thrust, Multiple Asteroid Tour Missions.” AAS 2007-211. 17th AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Sedona, Arizona, January, 2007.
  120. Beaty, D.W.; and Meyer, M.A., editors: “Update to NASA Mars Exploration Strategy, 2007-2016.” posted November 2006 by the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) at http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/reports/index.html.
  121. Beaty, D.W.; Heldmann, J.L.; Peach, L.; Hinners, N.; Clark, B.; Easter, R.; Braun, R.; Mattingly, R.; Shearer, C.: “Draft Findings of the Mars Forward Lunar Objectives Science Analysis Group.” posted October 2006 by the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) at http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/reports/index.html.
  122. Putnam, Z.R.; Bairstow, S.H.; Barton, G.H.; and Braun, R.D.; “Improving Lunar Return Entry Footprints Using Enhanced Skip Trajectory Guidance.” AIAA 2006-7438, AIAA Space 2006 Conference, San Jose, CA, September 2006.
  123. Christian, J.A.; Manyapu,K.; Wells, G.W.; Lafleur, J.M.; Verges, A.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Sizing of an Entry, Descent, and Landing System for Human Mars Exploration.” AIAA 2006-7427. AIAA Space 2006 Conference, San Jose, CA, September 2006.
  124. Wooster, P.D.; Braun, R.D.; Ahn, J.; and Putnam, Z.R.: “Trajectory Options for Human Mars Missions.” AIAA 2006-6308. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2006.
  125. Clark, I.G.; Wells, G.W.; Theisinger, J.T.; and Braun, R.D.: “An Evaluation of Ballute Entry Systems for Lunar Return Missions.” AIAA 2006-6276. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2006.
  126. Alemany, K.; Braun, R.D.; Clark, I.G.; Theisinger, J.E.; and Wells, G.M.: “Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Parametric Sizing and Design Space Visualization Trades.” AIAA 2006-6022. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Keystone, CO, August 2006.
  127. Christensen, P.C.; et al.: “Tracing Habitability, Organics and Resources.” NASA SMD Mars Scout Proposal, Arizona State University, August 2006.
  128. Wells, G.W; and Braun, R.D.; “An Entry Handbook for the Conceptual Design of Mars Missions.” AA2006-1-34. 1st International Atmospheric Reentry Systems, Missions and Vehicle Conference, Arachon, France, July 2006.
  129. Rohrschneider, R.R.; and Braun, R.D.: “Static Aeroelastic Analysis of a Thin-Film Clamped Ballute for Titan Aerocapture.” AA2006-1-33. 1st International Atmospheric Reentry Systems, Missions and Vehicle Conference, Arachon, France, July 2006.
  130. Masciarelli, J.; Lin, J.; Ware, J.; Rohrschneider, R.; Braun, R.; Bartels, R.; Moses, R.; and Hall, J.: “Ultra Lightweight Ballutes for Return to Earth from the Moon.” AIAA 06-1698. 47th AIAA/ASME Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, May 2006.
  131. McLeese, D.J., editor, “NASA Mars Exploration Strategy, 2007-2016.” posted March 2006 by the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) at http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/reports/index.html.
  132. Prakash, R.; Colby, L.S.; Flaherty, K.W.; Francis, S.R.; Gündüz, M.E.; Lafleur, J.M.; Braun, R.D.; and Wright, H.S.: “Design of a Long Endurance Titan VTOL System.” IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2006.
  133. Braun, R.D.; and Manning, R.M.: “Mars Entry, Descent and Landing Challenges.” IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2006.
  134. Wells, G.W.; Lafleur, J.W.; Verges, A.A.; Manyapu, K.K.; Christian, J.A.; Lewis, C.A.; and Braun, R.D.: “Entry, Descent and Landing Challenges of Human Mars Exploration.” AAS 06-072. 29th AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge CO, February 2006.
  135. Dec, J.A; and Braun, R.D.: “An Approximate Ablative Thermal Protection System Sizing Tool for Entry System Design.” AIAA 2006-0780. AIAA Aerospace Sciences Conference, Reno, NV, January 2006.
  136. Putnam, Z.R.; Braun, R.D.; Rohrschneider, R.R.; and Dec, J.A: “Entry System Options for Human Lunar Return.” AIAA 2005-5915. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, August 2005, San Francisco, CA.
  137. Adler, M.; Braun, R.; et. al.: “Robotic Access to Planetary Surfaces Technology Capability Portfolio.” NASA Science Mission Directorate, July 13, 2005.
  138. Colby, L.S.; Prakash, R; and Braun, R.D.: “Nuclear Gas Turbine Propulsion System for Long Endurance Titan Exploration.” AIAA 2005-4561. AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, July 2005, Phoenix, AZ.
  139. Hinners, N.W.; Braun, R.D.; Joosten, K.B.; Kohlhase, C.E.; and Powell, R.W.: “Report of the MEPAG Mars Human Precursor Science Steering Group Technology Demonstration and Infrastructure Emplacement (TI) Sub-Group.” posted July 2005 by the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) at http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/reports/index.html.
  140. Kipp, D.M.; Dec, J.A.; Wells, G.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “Development of a Planetary Entry System Synthesis Tool for Conceptual Design and Analysis.” Proceedings of the 3rd International Planetary Probe Workshop, June 2005, Athens, Greece.
  141. Rohrschneider, R.R.; and Braun, R.D.: “A Survey of Ballute Technology for Aerocapture.” Proceedings of the 3rd International Planetary Probe Workshop, June 2005, Athens, Greece.
  142. Levine, J.S.; et. al.: “Titan Explorer: The Next Step in the Exploration of a Mysterious World.” Final Report: NASA Vision Mission Study, NRA-03-OSS-01, June 10, 2005
  143. Beaty, D.W.; et. al.: “An Analysis of the Precursor Measurements of Mars Needed to Reduce the Risk of the First Human Missions to Mars.” Mars Human Precursor Science Steering Group, 77 p, posted June 2005 by the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) at http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/reports/index.html.
  144. Elachi, C.; et. al.: “A Roadmap for the Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars.” NASA Integrated Mars Exploration Strategic Roadmap Committee, NASA Headquarters, May 2005.
  145. Thompson, R.W.; Francis, S.R.; and Braun, R.D.: “Cadmus: A Europa Lander Mission Concept.” IEEE 05-1577. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2005.
  146. LaFleur, J.M.; Olds, J.O.; and Braun, R.D.: “Daedalon: A Revolutionary Morphing Spacecraft Design for Planetary Exploration.” AIAA 05-2771. 1st AIAA Space Exploration Conference, Orlando Florida, January 2005.
  147. Rohrschneider, R.R.; Olds, J.R.; Kuhl, C.A.; Braun, R.D.; Steffes, S.R. and Hutchinson, V.: “Flight System Options for a Long-Duration Mars Airplane.” AIAA 2004-6568. 3rd AIAA Unmanned Systems, Technologies, and Operations Conference, September 2004.
  148. Rohrschneider, R.R.; Olds, J.R.; Kuhl, C.A.; Braun, R.D.; Steffes, S.R. and Hutchinson, V.: “Modeling Approach for Analysis and Optimization of a Long-Duration Mars Airplane.” AIAA 2004-4313. 10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Aug 2004.
  149. Braun, R.D.; Wright, H.S.; Croom, M.A.; Levine, J.S.; and Spencer, D.A.: “The Mars Airplane: A Credible Science Platform.” IEEE 04-1260. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky Montana, March 2004.
  150. Wright, H.S.; and Braun R.D.: “A Comparison of Mars Airplane Guidance and Navigation Strategies.” AAS 04-015. 27th AAS Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge CO, February 2004.
  151. Sandford, S.P.; Moses, R.W.; Croom, M.A.; Braun, R.D.; and Levine, J.S.: “ARES and Beyond: Autonomous Aerial Platforms Create a Unique Measurements Capability for Earth and Planetary Science.” AIAA 2003-6610. 2nd AIAA Unmanned Systems, Technologies, and Operations Conference, September 2003.
  152. Wright, H.S.; Croom, M.A.; Braun, R.D.; Qualls, G.D.; Cosgrove, P.A.; and Levine, J.S.: “ARES Mission Overview – Capabilities and Requirements of the Robotic Aerial Platform.” AIAA 2003-6577. 2nd AIAA Unmanned Systems, Technologies, and Operations Conference, September 2003.
  153. Levine, J.S.; Braun, R.D., et al.: “Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Survey.” NASA OSS Mars Scout Concept Study Report, NASA Langley Research Center, May 2003.
  154. Levine, J.S.; Braun, R.D., et al.: “Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Survey.” NASA OSS Mars Scout Proposal, NASA Langley Research Center, July 2002.
  155. Braun, R.D.: “NASA’s Intelligent Synthesis Environment Program: Revolutionizing the Agency’s Engineering and Science Practice.” Integrated Enterprise, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 2001.
  156. Braun, R.D.; et al.: “NASA Intelligent Synthesis Environment Program Plan.” NASA Langley Research Center, September 27, 2000.
  157. Mitcheltree, R.A.; Braun, R.D.; Hughes, S.J.; and Simonsen, L.C.; “Earth Entry Vehicle for Mars Sample Return.” IAF 00-Q.3.04. 51st International Astronautical Congress, Oct. 2-6, 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  158. Mase, R.A.; Spencer, D.A.; Smith, J.C.; and Braun, R.D.: “Navigation Strategy for the Mars 2001 Lander Mission.” AAS 99-441. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Aug. 16-19, 1999, Girdwood, Alaska.
  159. Braun, R.D.; Powell, R.W.; Cheatwood, F.M.; Spencer, D.A.; and Mase, R.A.: “The Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander: A First Step Toward Precision Landing.” IAF 98-Q.3.03. 49th International Astronautical Congress, Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 1998, Melbourne, Australia.
  160. Striepe, S.A.; Queen, E.M.; Braun, R.D.; and Powell, R.W.: “An Atmospheric Guidance Algorithm Testbed for the Mars Surveyor 2001 Orbiter and Lander.” AIAA 98-4569. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Aug. 10-12, 1998, Boston, MA.
  161. Braun, R.D.; Greco, J.A.; Hughes, S.J.; Mitcheltree, R.A.; Simonsen, L.C.; and Turner, C.P.: “Earth Entry Vehicle for the Mars Sample Return Mission.” Project Plan, NASA Langley Research Center, July 21, 1998.
  162. Desai, P.N.; Braun, R.D.; and Engelund, W.C.: “Ascent Analysis of Mars Sample Return System.” AIAA 98-2850. 32nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, June 15-18, 1998, Albuquerque, NM.
  163. Gnoffo, P.A.; Braun, R.D.; Weilmuenster, K.J.; Powell, R.W.; Mitcheltree, R.A.; and Engelund, W.C.: “Prediction and Validation of the Mars Pathfinder Aerodynamic Database.” AIAA 98-2445. 32nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, June 15-18, 1998, Albuquerque, NM.
  164. Spencer, D.A.; Blanchard, R.A.; Braun, R.D.; and Thurman, S.W.: “Mars Pathfinder Atmospheric Entry Reconstruction.” AAS 98-146. AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Monterey, CA, Feb. 9-11, 1998.
  165. Vaughan, R.M.; Kallemeyn, P.H.; Spencer, D.A.; and Braun, R.D.: “Navigation Operations for Mars Pathfinder.” AAS 98-145. AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Monterey, CA, Feb. 9-11, 1998.
  166. Braun, R.D.; et. al.: “Mars Surveyor 2001 Atmospheric Flight Team Report.” JPL Internal Memorandum MSP-01/98-024. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, Feb. 15, 1998.
  167. Kallemeyn, P.H.; Vaughan, R.M.; Spencer, D.A.; and Braun, R.D.: “Mars Pathfinder Navigation Report.” JPL Internal Memorandum 312.A/98-030. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, Jan. 1998.
  168. Mitcheltree, R.; DiFulvio M.; Horvath, T.J.; and Braun, R.D.: “Aerothermal Heating Predictions for Mars Microprobe.” AIAA 98-0170. 36th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, January 12-15, 1998, Reno, Nevada.
  169. Moss, J.N.; Blanchard, R.C.; Wilmoth, R.G.; and Braun, R.D.: “Mars Pathfinder Rarefied Aerodynamics: Computations and Measurements.” AIAA 98-0298. 36th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, January 12-15, 1998, Reno, Nevada.
  170. Braun, R.D.; Spencer, D.A.; Kallemeyn, P.H.; Vaughan, R.M.: “Mars Pathfinder Atmospheric Entry Navigation Operations.” AIAA 97-3663. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, Aug. 11-13, 1997.
  171. Mitcheltree, R.; Moss, J.; Cheatwood, F.; Greene, F.; and Braun, R.: “Aerodynamics of the Mars Microprobe Entry Vehicles.” AIAA 97-3658, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, Aug. 11-13, 1997.
  172. Unal, R.; Braun, R.D.; Moore, A.A.; and Lepsch, R.A.: “Response Surface Model Building Using Orthogonal Arrays for Computer Experiments.” Proceedings of The International Society of Parametric Analysts 19th Annual Conference, May 1997, pp. 469-481.
  173. Braun, R.D.; Mitcheltree, R.A.; and Cheatwood, F.M.: “Mars Microprobe Entry Analysis.” IEEE Aerospace Conference, pp. 247-262, Snowmass, CO, February 2-6, 1997.
  174. Braun, R.D.: “Multidisciplinary Optimization for Large-Scale Distributed Design.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Macro Engineering in the 21st Century, Cambridge, MA, October 24-27, 1996.
  175. Unal, R.; Braun, R.D.; Moore, A.A.; and Lepsch, R.A.: “Design Optimization on Cost Basis Using Taguchi’s Orthogonal Arrays.” ASEM-1751. ASEM National Conference, Dallas, TX, pp. 17-21, October 10-13, 1996.
  176. Spear, A.J.; Freeman, D.C.; and Braun, R.D.: “Mars Pathfinder Status at Launch.” IAF-96-Q.3.02. 47th International Astronautical Congress and Exhibition, Beijing, China, October 7-11, 1996.
  177. Rowell, L.F.; Braun, R.D.; Olds, J.R.; and Unal, R.: “Recent Experiences Applying Optimization Methods to Multidisciplinary Conceptual Design of Launch Vehicles.” AIAA 96-4050. 6th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Bellevue, WA, September 4-6, 1996.
  178. Moore, A.A.; Braun, R.D.; and Powell, R.W.: “Optimal Technology Investment Strategies for a Reusable Launch Vehicle.” AIAA 96-4091. 6th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Bellevue, WA, September 4-6, 1996.
  179. Braun, R.D.; Gage, P.; and Kroo, I.M; and Sobieski, I.: “Implementation and Performance Issues in Collaborative Optimization.” AIAA 96-4017. 6th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Bellevue, WA, September 4-6, 1996.
  180. Braun, R.D.; Kroo, I.M.; and Moore, A.A.: “Use of the Collaborative Optimization Architecture for Launch Vehicle Design.” AIAA 96-4018. 6th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Bellevue, WA, September 4-6, 1996.
  181. Powell, R.W.; Striepe, S.A.; Desai, P.N.; and Braun, R.D.; “Program to Optimize Simulated Trajectories (POST), Utilization Manual, Version 5.0.” September 1996.
  182. Desai, P.N.; Braun, R.D.; Powell, R.W.; Engelund, W.C.; and Tartabini, P. V.: “Six Degree-of-Freedom Entry Dispersion Analysis for the METEOR Recovery Module.” AIAA 96-0903. 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, January 15-18, 1996.
  183. Spencer, D.A. and Braun, R.D.: “Mars Pathfinder Entry Trajectory Design Using a Monte Carlo Approach.” AAS 95-379. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 14-17, 1995.
  184. Tartabini, P.V.; Braun, R.D.; and Chowdry, R.S.: “A Comparison of Direct Trajectory Optimization Techniques: Collocation vs. Numerical Integration.” AIAA 95-3481. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Baltimore, MD, August 7-9, 1995.
  185. Braun, R.D. and Kroo, I.M.: “Use of the Collaborative Optimization Architecture in a Multidisciplinary Design Environment.” Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Hamburg, Germany, July 3-7, 1995.
  186. Gnoffo, P.A.; Weilmuenster, K.J.; Braun, R.D.; and Cruz, C.I.: “Effect of Sonic Line Transition on Aerothermodynamics of the MESUR Pathfinder Probe.” AIAA 95-1825. 29th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Diego, CA, June 19-22, 1995.
  187. Moore, A.A.; Braun, R.D.; and Powell, R.W.: “The Infusion of Cost Into the Multidisciplinary Design of Space Transportation Systems.” Proceedings of the International Society of Parametric Analysts 17th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, May 30-June 2, 1995.
  188. Unal, R.; Braun, R.D.; Moore, A.A.; and Lepsch, R.A.: “Design Optimization For Cost Using Genetic Algorithms.” Proceedings of the International Society of Parametric Analysts 17th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, May 30-June 2, 1995.
  189. Braun, R.D. and Kroo, I.: “A Collaborative Approach to Trajectory Optimization.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations (SciCADE 95), Stanford, CA, March 28-April 1, 1995.
  190. Braun, R.D.; Powell, R.W.; Engelund, W.C.; Gnoffo, P.A.; Weilmuenster, K.J.; and Mitcheltree, R.A.: “Six Degree-of-Freedom Atmospheric Entry Analysis for the Mars Pathfinder Mission.” AIAA 95-0456. 33rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, January 9-12, 1995.
  191. Kroo I.; Altus S.; Braun, R.D.; and Sobieski, I.: “Multidisciplinary Optimization Methods for Aircraft Preliminary Design.” AIAA 94-4325. 5th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Panama City, FL, September 7-9, 1994.
  192. Braun, R.D.; Powell, R.W.; Lepsch, R.A.; Stanley, D.O.; and Kroo, I.M.: “Multidisciplinary Optimization Strategies for Launch Vehicle Design.” AIAA 94-4341. 5th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Panama City, FL, September 7-9, 1994.
  193. Gage, P.J.; Braun, R.D.; and Kroo, I.M.: “Interplanetary Trajectory Optimization Using a Genetic Algorithm.” AIAA 94-3773. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, August 1-3, 1994.
  194. Braun, R.D.; Kroo, I.M.; and Gage, P.J.: “Post-Optimality Analysis in Aircraft Design.” AIAA 93-3932. AIAA Aircraft Design, Systems, and Operations Meeting, Monterey, CA, August 11-13, 1993.
  195. Lyne, J.E. and Braun, R.D.: “Flexible Strategies for Manned Mars Missions Using Aerobraking and Nuclear Thermal Propulsion.” AAS 93-0171. AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Monterey, CA, February 22-24, 1993.
  196. Powell, R.W. and Braun, R.D.: “A Six Degree-of -Freedom Guidance and Control Analysis of Mars Aerocapture.” AIAA 92-0736. 30th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January 6-9, 1992.
  197. Bourke, R.D., Editor: “SEI Engineering Requirements on Robotic Missions: Report of the Mars Atmospheric Knowledge Requirements Working Group.” JPL D-8465, May 10, 1991.
  198. Striepe, S.A.; Powell, R.W.; Braun, R.D.; and Fowler, W.: “Interplanetary Trajectory Optimization of Mars Aerobraking Missions with Constrained Atmospheric Entry Velocities.” AAS 91-421. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Durango, CO, August 19-22, 1991.
  199. Lyne, J.E.; Tauber, M.E.; and Braun, R.D.: “Earth Return Aerocapture for Manned Mars Missions.” AIAA 91-2874. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 12-14, 1991.
  200. Braun, R.D.; Powell, R.W.; and Lyne, J.E.: “Earth Aerobraking Strategies for Manned Return from Mars.” AIAA 91-2873. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 12-14, 1991.
  201. Gnoffo, P.A.; Price, J.M.; and Braun, R.D.: “On the Computation of Near Wake, Aerobrake Flowfields.” AIAA 91-1371. AIAA 26th Thermophysics Conference, Honolulu, HI, June 24-26, 1991.
  202. Braun, R.D. and Powell, R.W.: “A Predictor-Corrector Guidance Algorithm for Use in High-Energy Aerobrake System Studies.” AIAA 91-0058. 29th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January 7-10, 1991.
  203. Braun, R.D. and Powell, R.W.: “Aerodynamic Requirements for Manned Mars Aerobraking Transfer Vehicle.” Research and Technology 1990. NASA TM 4243, pp. 168-169, January 1991.
  204. Powell, R.W. and Braun, R.D.: “High-Energy Aerobraking Studies.” Research and Technology 1989. NASA TM 4150, pp. 130-131, February 1990.
  205. Freeman, D.C.; Powell, R.W.; and Braun, R.D.: “Manned Mars Aerobrake Vehicle Design Issues.” IAF 90-197. 41st Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Dresden, GDR, October 6-12, 1990.
  206. Desai, P.N. and Braun, R.D.: “Mars Parking Orbit Selection.” AIAA 90-2890. AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, Portland, OR, August 20-22, 1990.
  207. Braun, R.D. and Powell, R.W.: “Aerodynamic Requirements of a Manned Mars Aerobraking Transfer Vehicle.” AIAA 90-2817. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Portland, OR, August 20-22, 1990.
  208. Striepe, S.A. and Braun, R.D.: “Effects of a Venus Swingby Periapsis Burn During an Earth-Mars Trajectory.” AAS 89-426. AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Stowe, VT, August 7-10, 1989.
  209. Braun, R.D. and Blersch, D.J.: “Propulsive Options for a Manned Mars Transportation System.” AIAA 89-2950. AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 25th Joint Propulsion Conference, Monterey, CA, July 10-12, 1989.
  210. Braun, R.D.: “A Survey of Interplanetary Trajectory Options for a Chemically Propelled Manned Mars Vehicle.” AAS 89-202. AAS/NASA International Symposium on Mission Design and Orbital Mechanics, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, April 24-27, 1989. See also Orbital Mechanics and Mission Design (Jerome Teles, ed.), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 69, pp. 681-695, April 1989.
  211. Braun, R.D. and Youngblood, J.W.: “Interplanetary Mars Mission Analysis.” Research and Technology 1988. NASA TM 4078, pp. 115-116, December 1988.
  212. Braun, R.D. and Suit, W.T.: “Aeroassisted Orbit Transfer Vehicle Trajectory Analysis.” NASA TM 89138, January 1988.
  213. Braun, R.D.: “Trajectory Analysis of a Low Lift/Drag Aeroassisted Orbit Transfer Vehicle.” AAS 87-123. 25th Goddard Memorial Symposium, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, March 1987. See also Visions of Tomorrow: A Focus On National Space Transportation Issues (Dr. Gerald Soffen, ed.), Science and Technology Series, Vol. 69, pp. 163-174, March 1987.

Theses

  1. Braun, R.D.: “Collaborative Optimization: An Architecture for Large-Scale Distributed Design.” Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University, June 1996.
  2. Braun, R.D.: “The Effect of Interplanetary Trajectory Options on a Manned Mars Aerobrake Configuration.” M.S. Thesis, The George Washington University, August 1989.
 

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