Dr. Brian M. Smith

Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Radio Frequency Sensors

Dr. Smith was selected as a Senior Research Scientist (ST) in July, 2017. He serves at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Command Aviation & Missile Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. He conducts applied research for advanced ground based radar and millimeter wave seeker systems for the United States Army. Dr. Smith is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the research and development of radars, Millimeter Wave (MMW) seekers and passive Radio Frequency (RF) sensors for use in Army land combat, Air Defense weapons, and Aviation systems with 60 publications, 6 US Patents, and citations in national and international journals. He provides mentoring for ~2000 technical employees as the Deputy Activity Career Program Manager for Career Program 16 (DAPCM CP-16) at the AMRCEC.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
• July 2017 – Present: Senior Research Scientist (ST) Radio Frequency Sensors, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL.
• July 2013 – July 2017: Chief Radio Frequency Technology Division, WDI Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL.
• June 2000 - July 2013: Research Electronics Engineer (MIJ), Radio Frequency Technology Division, WDI Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL.
• May 1996 – August 2002: Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL.
• September 1985 – June 2000: Electronics Engineer, Systems Simulation & Development Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering, Redstone Arsenal, AL.

EDUCATION:
• Master of Business Administration, Sloan Fellows Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
• Doctor of Philosophy, major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama Huntsville, 1998
• Master of Science in Engineering, major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama Huntsville, 1990
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering, major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama Huntsville, 1985

SIGNIFICANT TRAINING:
• Commercializing Science & High Technology, Harvard, 2005

CERTIFICATIONS:
• Professional Engineer, State of Alabama, License No. 26081
• Member, Army Acquisition Corps

AWARDS AND HONORS:
• Letter of Commendation – For support on the Army’s Air and Missile Defense RAM initiatives, Brigadier General Ole Knudson
• Citation for contributions to the US Army Educational Outreach Programs
• Letter of appreciation – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for serving on the Independent Review of Sandia National Laboratory programs
• The University of Alabama Huntsville College of Engineering Distinguished Engineer Alumni Award
• Letter of Commendation – For support on the Army’s Concept to Production Demonstration, General Gordon R. Sullivan

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (Senior Member) IEEE

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:
• “Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Critical Design Review Independent Assessment Team Report”, Michael Bieri, Brian Smith, et al., February 2016
• “Range Radar Replacement Program (RRRP) Independent Review Team Final Report”, Brian Smith, Robert Tan, Brian Kaldenbach, October 2014
• "Application of Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) for Tactical Missiles”, Brian J. Smith, TR-RDMR-Wd-12-36, June 2012
• “Millimeter Wave (MMW) Wire Detection Results”, Brian J. Smith, TR-RDMR-WD-11-11, June 2011
• “RF Height-of-Burst Sensor for Hellfire (U)”, Brian J. Smith, Jim Kirsch, 56th Tri-Service Radar Symposium, June 2009
• “High Resolution Tactical Synthetic Aperture Radar (TSAR)”, Chapter 12 in MATLAB Simulations for Radar Systems Design, Brian J. Smith, Bassem Mahafza (2003)
• “Proceedings for the Workshop on Synthetic Aperture Radar Technology”, Brian Smith, TR-AMR-SG-04-01, October 2003 (Editor)