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Glen A. Robertson
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Glen A. Robertson About
World Science Database Profile
Aerospace Engineer
Interests: Advancing Space, Propulsion and Energy Sciences and Technologies, which could Lead to New Methods and Concepts for Space Exploration

Glen Anthony Robertson "Tony" completed all coursework toward an MSE in Engineering Management at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001. He received a MSE in Operations Research from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1993 and a double B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of North Alabama in 1982. Mr. Robertson has authored 14 papers and coauthored 9 others.

Mr. Robertson is the President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences and serves as the Technical, Editorial & Organizing Chair of the Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences International Forum and is the Chair of the forum's Symposium on New Frontiers on Space Propulsion Sciences. From 2004-08, he severed as Co-chair of the Symposium on New Frontiers and Advance Concepts as part of the Space Technology Applications and International Forum (STAIF), and is the recipient of the following awards:

  • Recognition of Outstanding Dedication, Guidance and Leadership: 5th Symposium on New Frontiers and Future Concepts, Program Co-Chair, Space Technology and Applications International Forum, February 2008.
  • Recognition of Outstanding Dedication, Guidance and Leadership: 4th Symposium on New Frontiers and Future Concepts, Program Co-Chair, Space Technology and Applications International Forum, February 2007.
  • Outstanding Paper Award:  For the paper titled "Manipulating the Vacuum Scalar Field with Superconductors: A Search for Exotic Material" presented at the Space Technology and Applications International Forum, February 2005.
  • Recognition of Outstanding Dedication and Guidance: For the formation of the 1st Symposium on New Frontiers and Future Concepts, Program Co-Chair, Space Technology and Applications International Forum, February 2004.

Mr. Robertson has 23 years of sevice performing research and development tasks for NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama as an Aerospace engineer, and is the recipient of the following

Awards:

  • Directors Commendation: Exceptional technical expertise, dedication, and effectiveness in establishing the Advanced Concept Research Facility in response to advanced systems technology requirements and related concepts definition needs of Program Development, August 3, 1999.
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Exceptional dedication, innovation, and timely and effective definition of the Advanced Space Transportation Program, July 17, 1996.
  • Invention Disclosures Award, December 11, 1992.
  • Group Achievements Awards: Several
  • Certificates of Recognition: Several

Inventions:

  1. Piezoelectrostatic Generator, US Patent # 4,952,836
  2. Electromagnetic Meissner Effect Launcher, US Patent # 5,017,549
  3. Bladder Operated Robotic Joint, US Patent # 5,245,885
  4. Spiral Fluid Separator, US Patent # 5,248,421
  5. Pressure-Driven Magnetically Coupled Conveyance, US Patent # 6,170,404 B1

NASA Tech Brief Articles:

  1. Piezoelectric Power Generator - March 1989
  2. Electromagnetic Meissner Effect Launcher - March 1989
  3. Meissner Stepping Motor - February 1990
  4. Meissner Bearing - October 1992
  5. Spiral Fluid Separator - November 1992
  6. Robotic Bladder Joint - Apr 1993
  7. Permanent Magnet Launcher - Apr 1994
  8. Five Channel Polychromator Head - Apr 1994
  9. Collapsible Geostrut Structure - November 1994
  10. Fabrication of Bulk High Temperature Superconductors using Ba(NO3)2 in the Precursor Mixture - May 2000
  11. Pressure-Driven Magnetically-Coupled Conveyance - September 2000

From Jan 1984 - Jan 1987, Mr. Robertson was a Physicist working for the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake CA as a project engineer coordinating the testing of the solid rocket motor for the vertical launched ASROC. Previous to his university studies (from Dec 1974 to Dec 1978), Mr. Robertson severed in the US NAVY as a Jet Engine Technician on the F-14:TF30 engine.