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Colin Britcher

  • Colin Britcher
  • Professor/Chair
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • 238k Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4916
  • cbritche@odu.edu
  • Web Page
  • Education

    Southampton University, 1983
    Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., Test Facilities/Propulsion
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Southampton, 1978
    Major: Aeronautical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Wind tunnel design and test techniques; experimental aerodynamics; magnetic suspension and levitation
  • Honorary Superior Accomplishment Awards, NASA Langley Research Center
  • 2004: NASA Turning Goals into Reality (TIGR), NASA
  • 1995: Faculty of the Year Award, ODU AIAA Student Chapter
  • 1978: Royal Aeronautical Society Prize, University of Southampton
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Demonstrate Maglev M3 on ODU Guideway
    Sponsoring Organization: MagneMotion, Inc
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Investigators:Talley, W. K.; Alberts, T. E.; Britcher, C. P.; Bawab, S.; Karande, K.; Gopinath, M.; Creedon, J.
    Virginia Space Grant Consortium – Yuksek
    Sponsoring Organization: VSGC
    Date: 2004 - 2005
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Energy State Management in a SATS Environment - Phase 3
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia SATS Lab and National Consortium for Aviation Mobility, Hampton, Virginia
    Date: May, 2005 - October, 2005
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Britcher, C. P.
    Virginia Space Grant Consortium - Breitenbach
    Sponsoring Organization: VSGC
    Date: 2003 - 2004
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Center for Experimental Aeronautics
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 2000 - 2004
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Energy State Management in a SATS Environment - Phase 2
    Sponsoring Organization: Athena Technologies, Manassas, Virginia
    Date: October, 2003 - November, 2004
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Britcher, C. P.
    Energy State Management in a SATS Environment - Phase 1
    Sponsoring Organization: Athena Technologies, Manassas, Virginia
    Date: July, 2003 - September, 2003
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Britcher, C. P.
    Magnetic Suspension Technology
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1999 - 2001
    Supplemental Funds for Characterization, Control and Commissioning of the Magnetic Suspension and Balance System for the Princeton/ONR High Reynolds Number Testing Facility
    Sponsoring Organization: Princeton University Grant 150-67555-1
    Date: 1999 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Britcher, C. P.; Gonzalez, O.
    Characterization, Control and Commissioning of the Magnetic Suspension and Balance System for the Princeton/ONR High Reynolds Number Testing Facility
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research Grant N00014-99-1-0298
    Date: 1998 - 2000
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Gray, W. S.; Britcher, C. P.; Gonzalez, O.
    Graduate Student Researchers Program - Bloodgood
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1997 - 2000
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Feasibility Study of Technology Development Center
    Sponsoring Organization: UVa
    Date: 1998 - 1999
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Virginia Space Grant Consortium - Cain
    Sponsoring Organization: VSGC
    Date: 1998 - 1999
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Virginia Space Grant Consortium - Bloodgood
    Sponsoring Organization: VSGC
    Date: 1997 - 1999
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Feasibility Study of Technology Development Center
    Sponsoring Organization: CIT
    Date: 1997 - 1998
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Aerodynamics of Cooling Systems for High Altitude Atmospheric Research Aircraft, Amtech JSRA 8.6-7.0
    Sponsoring Organization: Amtech/ NASA Dryden
    Date: 1996 - 1997
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Instructional course related to calibration of the NASA Transonic Dynamics Tunnel
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1996 - 1997
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Development of Low Drag Heat Exchangers for High Altitude Atmospheric Science Aircraft
    Sponsoring Organization: Aurora/CIT
    Date: 1994 - 1995
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Large Angle Magnetic Suspension Test Fixture
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1990 - 1995
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Demonstration Cavity-Store Separation and Other Aerodynamic Tests
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1991 - 1992
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Wind Tunnel Magnetic Suspension and Balance Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1990 - 1991
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Dynamic Stability Testing with Magnetic Suspension Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1988 - 1989
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.
    Wind Tunnel Magnetic Suspension and Balance Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA
    Date: 1987 - 1989
    Investigators:Britcher, C. P.