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propulsion engineering scientist

Robert P. Howard, American propulsion engineering scientist. Recipient Arnold Air Force Base Technology Achievement award.


Howard, Robert P. was born on February 22, 1955 in Jamestown, Tennessee, United States. Son of Curtis T. and Hattie B. (Young) Howard.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Technology University, 1978. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Technology University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Tennessee Technology University, 1987.


Instructor electrical engineering department, Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, 1980-1985;instructor, Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, 1987;consultant, Benjamine Industries division Thomas Industries, Sparta, Tennessee, 1985;research consultant, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, 1985-1986;senior engineer, scientist, Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Arnold Air Force Base, since 1987.


  • Achievements include research in November and OH measurement for liquid propellant rockets, arc heater facilities, impulse facility flows, and automobile engine exhausts, molecular electronic resonance techniques, laser measurement and gaseous diagnostic techniques, measurement applications to solid and liquid rocket engines, and turbine exhaust emission characterization at sea level and simulated altitude conditions.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics journals, JAANF conferences, Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, France, Air Waste and Management Conferences.


Cubmaster pack 342 Elk River district Boy Scouts American, Manchester, Tennessee, since 1990. Assistant coach National Little League Program, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1990-1992. President Hickerson Elementary Student Improvement Association, Manchester, since 1991.

Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (senior ), Sigma Xi.


Married Martha J. Choate, May 19, 1979. Children; Bradley R., Scott C.

Curtis T. Howard

Hattie B. (Young) Howard

Martha J. Choate