George L. Donohue
(Click for a Short Biography)
Dept of Systems Eng. &
Tel: (703) 993-2093
George Mason University, MS 4A6 Fax: (703) 993 1521
Fairfax, VA 22030 Email: email@example.com
1972 Ph.D. Oklahoma State University (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
1968 M.S. Oklahoma State University (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
1967 B.S.M.E. University of Houston (Mechanical Engineering)
1962-65 EE studies at Georgia Institute of Technology
2000- Professor of Systems Engineering & Operations Research,
School of Information Technology & Engineering, George Mason University.
FAA Visiting Professor of Systems Engineering & Operations Research
School of Information Technology & Engineering, and Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University.
1994-1998 Associate Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for Research, Engineering and Acquisitions, Washington DC.
1989-1994 Vice President of the RAND Corp. and Director of PROJECT AIR FORCE, Santa Monica, California.
1988-1989 Director Aerospace Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Washington DC.
1987-1996 Professor of Public Policy, The RAND Graduate School of Public Policy.
1986-1988 Director Technology Applications Program, RAND Corp. Santa Monica, California.
1985-1986 Associate Director International Defense Policy Program, RAND Corp. Santa Monica, California.
1979-1984 Vice President Dynamics Technology, Inc. Torrance, California.
1978-1979 Head Advanced Concepts Division, Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, California.
1976-1977 Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Washington DC.
1973-1976 Head Fluid Mechanics Branch, Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, California.
1972-1973 National Research Council Post Doctoral Fellow, Naval Ocean Systems Center, Pasadena, California.
1963-1967 Co-op Student/Engineering Intern, Johnson Spacecraft Center, Clear Lake, Texas.
Major Recent Publications
Donohue, G. L., Proposed Architecture for a Future High-Density Air
Transportation System” Proceeding of the ATM and CNS Architecture IEEE
Workshop, Capri, Italy 22 , September 2002.
Donohue, G. L., The U.S. Air Transportation System: A Bold Vision for
Change, A White Paper commissioned by the Congressional Commission on the Future
of the U.S. Aerospace Industry, August 2002.
Donohue, G. and David Rutishauser, The Effect of Aircraft Wake Vortex
Separation on Air Transportation Capacity, 4th FAA/Eurocontrol
R&D Conference, Santa Fe NM, 4 December
Donohue, G. L. and Andres Zellweger (Editors), Progress in Aeronautics
and Astronautics: Air Transportation System Engineering, American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics Press,
September 2001, 732 pages.
Donohue, G. L. A Macroscopic Air Transportation Capacity Model: Metrics
and Delay Correlation, in New Concepts and Methods in Air Traffic Management
(Editors, L. Bianco, P. Dell Olmo
and A. Odoni), SpringerVerlag 2001.pp. 45-62.
Donohue, G. L., Air Traffic Control Systems” in Handbook of
Transport Systems and Traffic Control (Editors, K. Button and D. Hensher)
Elsevier Science, 2001
Donohue, G.L. The Air Transportation System needs Help and
Funding, Aerospace America , V 29, n 6, June 2001, pg. 3.
Investing in Air Transportation Research, Aerospace America,
September 2000, pp. 28-33.
Donohue, G.L and W. Laska., United States and European Air Capacity
Assessment using the GMU Macroscopic Capacity Model (MCM), 3rd FAA/Eurocontrol
Naples, Italy, June 2000.
Donohue, G.L. and R. Shaver, United States Air Transportation
Capacity: Limits to Growth Part I (modeling) and Part II (policy), National
Research Council Transportation Research
Board, Washington DC Papers Numbered 00-0582 and 00-0583 January 2000.
Donohue, G., Air Traffic Service Privatization: Will the USA join other Developed Nations?, Journal of Air Transport
Management ,5 1999 pp.61-62.
Donohue, G., A Macroscopic Air Transportation Capacity Model: Metrics
and Delay Correlation:, Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Technologies and
Their Impact on Air Traffic
Management in the 21st Century, ATM ’99, Capri, Italy, September
26-30, 1999, pp51-65.
Donohue, G. A Simplified Air Transportation System Capacity Model”,
Journal of Air Traffic Control, April-June, 1999, pp 8-15.
Donohue, G., Technologically Advanced and Integrated Air Traffic
Control System is in Our Future, ICAO Journal, January/February 1996
Donohue, G., A Visionary Look at Aviation Surveillance Systems”,
IEEE/AES Systems Magazine, October 1995
Donohue, G., Vision on Aviation Surveillance Systems”, Proceedings
IEEE International Radar Conference, May 8-11, 1995 pp1-4
Presentations July 2001 to February 2003
Air Transportation is a Complex Adaptive System and Not an Aircraft Design: Innovation at the Interface of Disciplines, the Lockheed Martin Lecture to the Georgia Institute of Technology Guggenheim School of Aeronautics, 27 Feb. 2003.
Air Transportation is a Complex Adaptive System ¨C Barriers to Transition and a Future Vision, invited talk to the Airline Dispatchers Federation, Washington DC. 8 Oct. 2002.
Air Transportation is a Complex Adaptive System ¨C Not and Aircraft Design, Invited Plenary talk presented at the AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Conference, 28 Oct. 2002 Irvine Calif.
Proposed Architecture for a Future High-Density Air Transportation System, presentation and paper presented at the Workshop on ATM/CNS Architectures, Capri Italy 22-26 Sept. 2002
Air Transportation is a Complex Adaptive System ¨C Not and Aircraft Design: Observations and Recommendations on Modeling and Simulation, Invited talk Schloss Dagstuhl Seminar 02351 Grand Challenges for Modeling and Simulation, 26-30 August , 2002, Wadern, Germany.
Air Transportation is a Complex Adaptive System ¨C Not and Aircraft Design: Innovation at the Interface of Disciplines, ICASE invited Lecture NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton Virginia, 29 July 2002.
NAS Transition: A Hypothesis for Discussion and Consideration, invited presentation to the FAA R&D Advisory Subcommittee on ATM, NASA Ames Research Center, 24 July, 2002 Sunnyvale Calif.
Information Technology and Air Traffic Management, Invited talk at the NASA Turning Goals Into Reality Conference, NASA ARC, Sunnyvale Calif. 22 May 2002.
Assessing the Performance of the National Airspace System, WINFORMS,WAS, WFS Joint Symposium Washington DC 21 March, 2002.
NAS Resource Allocation: Economics and Equity Summary Observations, GMU/UMd. Conference on Economics and Equity, Wye Woods conference Center, Maryland, 20 March, 2002.
Air Transportation System Limitations, Constraints and Trends, , GMU/UMd. Conference on Economics and Equity, Wye Woods conference Center, Maryland, 20 March, 2002
Air Transportation System Observations and a Future Vision, Invited presentation to the National Academy of Sciences 127th Aerospace Engineering Board Meeting, Irvine Calif. 26 Feb., 2002.
Modeling the Performance of the National Airspace System, w/ C.H. Chen, M. Luo and R. Holland, Workshop on Airport and Airspace Simulation, National Research Council Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Jan 18 2002.
The Measurement of Traffic Congestion in Air Transportation, Panel on Modal Congestion Metrics, National Research Council Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Jan 18 2002.
The Virginia SATSLab Proposed Research Program, Panel on NASA Research Program , National Research Council Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Jan 18 2002.
The Effect of Aircraft Wake Vortex Separation on Air Transportation Capacity, Paper and Presentation with David Rutishauser (NASA LaRC) 4th FAA/Eurocontrol R&D Conference, Santa Fe NM, 4 December 2001.
Assessing the Performance of the National Aerospace System, invited presentation with R. Holland and M Luo, FAA-NASA Workshop on NAS Performance, Volpe Transportation Research Center, Boston Mass. 10 Oct. 2001.
Wake Vortex Constraints on Air Transportation System Capacity, invited presentation Conference on Wake Vortices, Imperial College, London UK 12 Sept, 2001.
Simulation and Modeling of Air Transportation Systems, w/ R. Holand and M. Luo, Eurosim 2001, Delft University, Netherlands, 29 July 2001.
1. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Sub-Committee on Transportation, Hearing on the Causes of Air Transportation Delay and
Cancellations, March, 15, 2001.
2. Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Hearing on 2001 NASA Budget, April 11, 2000. Member of TRB committee on Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay, AIAA Technical committee on Air Transportation, NASA Goals subcommittee of the Advisory Committee, TRB committee on Aircraft/Airport Compatibility, the Board NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts/USRA, and Board of Directors in RTCA.
3. Presentation to the National Academy of Sciences 124th ASEB Mtg. At NASA/Ames, March 7, 2001, "Issues in Research on Air Transportation Systems"
4. Presentation at the Conference on Airline and National Strategies for Dealing with Airport and Airspace Congestion, at University of Maryland, March 15, 2001, "An Evaluation of US and European Airspace Capacity"
5. Presentation to the DARPA Next Generation Internet PI Mtg., October 3, 2000, "Revolutionizing Air Transportation Mobility"
6. Presentation to the NASA Turning Goals into Reality Conference, September 21, 2000, NASA/Ames, "A Revolution in Air Transportation"
7. Presentation at the AIAA/GMU Capital Hill Seminar on Air Transportation Congestion, Washington DC, "21st Century Transportation Limits to Growth"
8. Vice President, Aviation Systems Engineering, Inc. 2001 to present
9. Consultant, the RAND Corp. February, 2000 to present
10. Consultant, the Logistics Management Institute, March, 2000 to present.
11. Consultant, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, October 2000 to present.
2000 Best Paper Award, 3rd USA/EUROCONTROL R&D Conference, Napoli, Italy.
1999 ATCA 2nd Prize for Best Technical Paper of 1999.
1998 ATCA Clifford Burton Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement.
1997 Presidential US Senate nomination to Deputy Administrator FAA.
1997 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics elected Fellow.
1997 National Journal top 100 Washington DC decision makers.
1997 Federal Computer Week top 100 IT executives
1992-pres. Who's Who In America
1977 Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
Funded Research at GMU
NASA Model Development for Auction Evaluation and IV&V, 2002 w/ C H Chen et al Acct No. 5-26018, Research Grant No. NAG 2-1565, $250,808.
FAA Model Evaluation Account No. 5-26196 2002, Continuation for 3 yrs w/ C H Chen $270,000 (approx.$87,000/yr).
NASA Small Aircraft Transportation System, Account No. 5-26205, 2001-2002 : $2.5 million
FAA Model Evaluation Account No. 5-26196, 2000-2002: $120,000
DARPA SATS Communications Analysis, Account No. 5-25737 : ~ $90,000
GMU Foundation Donations (1999-present) (International Air Transportation Research Account No. 120-258-28) ~ $100,000
George Mason University:
SYST 659/OR 649, Air Transportation Systems Engineering,
Spring 1999,Fall 2000;Fall 2001
SYST 571, Systems Engineering Management, Spring 2000;
TCOM 571 Systems Engineering Management, Spring 2001
SYST 471, Systems Engineering Management, Fall 1999;
SYST 490/495, Senior Design Project,
Sp/Su 2000, F/S 00-01, F/S 01-02, F/S 02-03
RAND Graduate School:
R&D and Systems Acquisition Workshop (1986 - 1994)
A tutorial on the Economics of Technological Innovation (1993).
RAND Graduate School of Public Policy Dissertations Chaired
"U.S. Access to Space-Launch Vehicle Choices for 1990 - 2010", Scott Pace, R-3820-AF, March 1990.
"An Analysis of Military and Commercial Microelectronics: Has DoD's R&D Funding had the Desired Effect?", Anna Slomovic, N-3318-RGSD, February 1991.
"Technological Innovation, Corporate R&D Alliances and Organizational Learning", Wayne Walker, DRU-RGSD-118, February 1995.
GMU MS and PhD Research Supervision
"An Investigation of Capacity and Safety in Near-Terminal Airspace For Guiding Information Technology Adoption", LtCol. Rudolph Haynie (Sept 2002)
Motoko Shimuzu, Ph.D. candidate SPP Principle Advisor
Loan Le, Ph.D. candidate Principle Advisor
Richard Xie PhD candidate Principle Advisor
Arash Yousefi, MSSE 2002 PhD candidate Principle Advisor
Kurhan Qureshi, MSSE 2002
Reza Holland MSSE 2001
Manqin Luo MSOR 2002
Jennifer Lamount MSSE in process
Danyi Wang, MSSE 2002, Ph.D. candidate Principle Advisor
GEORGE L. DONOHUE ¨C Other Publications Prior to 1999
Hydro Resistance Anemometer, U.S. Patent Number 4,467,658, August 28, 1984.
Patent Application for an Air Deployed, Low Frequency, Multi-Static Sonobuoy System, Dyna Tech Development Corporation, November 1983 (classified patent pending).
"Approaches to Defense Conversion" in Defense Conversion, A. Green, V. Chevy, and D. Piskunov, eds., (A. Deepak Publishing, Science and Technology Corporation, Hampton, VA, summer 1994).
Star Wars: A Case Study of Marginal Cost Analysis and Weapon System Technology, The RAND Corporation, 1994.
"Ask the Administrator" Column responding to questions on GPS/Datalink Technology, ROTOR Magazine, Spring 1997.
"FAA Acquisition Reform: The Road Ahead," Aerospace America, April 1996.
"FAA and Real Procurement Reform," Aerospace America, December 1995.
"Putting the Customer First," RTCA Digest, December 1994.
"Assessing the Impact of Reduced Defense R&D," Aerospace America, May 1992.
"Harbor Pollution from Large Ships," ASME Symposium on Flow Studies in Air and Water Pollution, 1973 (co-authored).
"Flow Visualization of the Near-Wall Region in a Drag-Reducing Channel Flow," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 56, pp. 559-575, 1972 (co-authored).
"Turbulence Measurements with a Laser Anemometer Measuring Individual Realizations," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 15, pp. 1920-1926, 1972 (co-authored).
Letters to the Editor/Editorials:
"A review of The Future of Air Traffic Control: Human Operators and Automation", Journal of Air Transport Management, 4 (1998) 239-240
"Hardly Any Errors," Aviation Week and Space Technology, March 31, 1997.
"Want to Keep Users Happy," Aviation Week and Space Technology, October 28, 1996.
"Shifting R&D Funds Makes No Sense," Aviation Week and Space Technology, February 4, 1995.
"Let McDonnell's Deal Go Through," Los Angeles Times, November 25, 1991.
Testimony before The US House Committee On Science, Subcommittee on Technology Concerning the Fiscal Year 1998 Research, Engineering and Development Authorization, March 13, 1997.
Statement before the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security Concerning ATC Modernization and the National Airspace Plan, December 5, 1996.
Testimony before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, Concerning the Wide Area Augmentation System for the Global Positioning System, November 30, 1995.
Testimony before The House Committee On Science, Subcommittee on Technology Concerning the FAA¡¯s Research and Acquisition Budget, May 16, 1995.
Testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services Concerning the Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for FY95 and The Future Years Defense Program, May 5, 1994.
Testimony before the House Committee on Appropriations Concerning Department of Defense Appropriations for 1995, April 20, 1994.
Potential Net Present Value for a Cargo Airline Investment in ADS-B Avionics Equipment: A Preliminary Analysis, George Mason University, Mason Enterprise Center, Air Transportation Paper No. 005, March 20, 2000 (Co-authored).
Revamping the Infrastructure that Supports Military Systems, The RAND Corporation, IP-140, November 1993 (Co-authored).
DoD Centralization: An Old Solution for a New Era?, The RAND Corporation, IP-120, April 1993 (co-authored).
Why Not a Civil DARPA?, The RAND Corporation, IP-100, November 1992 (co-authored).
The Role of the B-2 in the New U.S. Defense Strategy, The RAND Corporation, P-7744, Testimony before the U.S. Senate, July 26, 1991.
Strategic Defense Issues for the 1990s, the RAND Corporation, R-3877-RC, April 1990 (co-authored).
The Star Wars Dilemma, A Speech Presented in the Newman Forum Lecture Series at the University of Minnesota, The RAND Corporation, P-7350, June 1987.
Recent Contributions of Information Sciences Research at RAND Modeling and Simulation-Based Policy Analysis, The RAND Corporation, N-2555-RC, March 1987 (co-authored).
The RAND Military Operations Simulation Facility: an Overview, The RAND Corporation, N-2428-RC, April 1986 (co-authored).
Tactical Oceanographic Measurement System (TOMS) Feasibility Report, Dynamics Technology Inc., DT-8380-1, September 1983 (co-authored).
A Preliminary Study of Dynamic Behavior of the SIPPICAN/SANDERS Vehicle-In-Sabot Launch Configuration, Dynamics Technology Inc., DTN-8414-01, September 1983 (co-authored).
Low Cost Sonobuoy Design Parametric Study, Dynamics Technology Inc., DT-8325-01, March 1983 (co-authored).
Naval Warfare and Synoptic Oceanography, Dynamics Technology Inc., DTN-BP201-01, February 1982 (co-authored).
The Effect of a Dilute Drag-Reducing Macromolecular Solution on the Turbulent Bursting Process, Ph.D. Thesis, Oklahoma State University, 1972.
"The Effect of a Dilute Drag-Reducing Macromolecular Solution on the Viscous Sublayer of A Turbulent Channel Flow," ASME/ESL Film Library, New York, 1971 (co-authored).
Interdiction of Soviet Armies with B-52s (U), The RAND Corporation, WD-3075-1-AF, September 1986 (Secret/NOFORN/WNINTEL).
A Marginal Costing Methodology for Space-Based Strategic Defense Systems (U), The RAND Corporation, R-3403-USDP, July 1986 (Secret/NOFORN/WNINTEL/RD), (co-authored).
An Evaluation of Technology for Undersea Vehicles (U), Dynamics Technology Inc., DT-844-01, November 1983 (Secret/NOFORN).
S4 Final Report--Evaluation of a Marine Borehole Seismometer System (U), Dynamics Technology Inc., DT-8206-01, May 1983 (Secret) (co-authored).
Synoptic Oceanography and Naval ASW Requirements (U), Dynamics Technology Inc., (DT-8266-01, October 1982 (Secret) (co-authored).
Validation Test, Phase 1 Narrative Summary (U), Dynamics Technology Inc., DTN-7925-01, November 1979 (Secret) (co-authored).
The Turbulent Wake as Viewed from a Submarine (U), Dynamics Technology Inc., DTN-7925-07, November 1979 (Secret) (co-authored).
Drag Reduction Study of the MK48 TORPEDO Utilizing Polymer Injection (U), Dynamics Technology Inc., DT-8006-02, August 1979 (Confidential) (co-authored).
Hydrodynamic Technology Base for the Advanced Lightweight Torpedo (U), 1978 SEAHAC, Annual Report (Confidential) (co-authored).
The Application of Polymer Drag Reduction to Lightweight Torpedoes (U), Naval Undersea Center, NUC TP-5126, August 1976 (Confidential) (co-authored).
A Summary Report --Lightweight Torpedo Polymer Drug-Reduction Studies (U), 1975 SEAHAC Annual Report (Confidential) (co-authored).
Polymer Slurry Drag-Reduction Performance Characterization (U), 1974 ORDHAC Annual Report (Confidential) (co-authored).
The Effect of Temperature on Polymer Slurry Drag-Reduction Performance (U), Proceedings of the 1973 ORDHAC Conference, Teddington, England, October 1973 (Confidential) (co-authored).
Panel on FAA Policy, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, November 5, 1998.
Panel on the Similarities of CNS/ATM and ITS, IEEE/SAE/ASME Joint Conference, Seattle Washington, November 2, 1998
Panel on Mergers and Acquisitions of Government Contractors, Executive Leadership Conference, Richmond Virginia, October, 1998.
"The Status of United States Activity in Transitioning to CNS/ATM", Plenary Presentation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 1998 (Head of USA Delegation)
"A Reflection on Three Years of Acquisition Reform and Systems Architecture Development at the FAA", Awards Dinner Presentation, RTCA Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, September 1997.
"Capital Investment Requirements for FAA Modernization", Presented to the National Civil Aviation Review Commission (NCARC), Chair: Honorable Norman Mineta, 10 June 1997.
"Capt. Jeppeson, a Life of Accomplishments", Awards Dinner Presentation, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas , Nevada, October, 1996.
"Capital Investment Requirements for FAA Modernization and a Proposed Free Flight Beta Test", White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security Chair: Vice President Al Gore, 5 December, 1996.
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