Kish, Brian

Chair, Flight Test Engineering
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Educational Background

Ph.D. Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology 2005

United States Air Force Test Pilot School (Flight Test Engineer Course) 1996

M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology 1994

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology 1991 

Current Courses

MAE 2082 Dynamics

MAE 4014 Control Systems

MAE 4242 Aircraft Stability & Control

MAE 5702 Stability and Control Flight Test

MAE 5703 Avionics Flight Test

Professional Experience

United States Government Service (Civilian):

  - Nuclear Physics Remote Sensor Specialist 2012-2015

United States Air Force Assignments (Military):

  - Director, Joint STARS Test Force 2009-2011

  - Director of Operations, Airborne Laser Squadron 2008-2009

  - Instructor, Air Force Test Pilot School 2005-2008

  - PhD Student, Air Force Institute of Technology 2002-2005

  - Flight Test Engineer 1996-2002

  - Aerospace Engineer 1991-1996

Additional Duties

Member of AIAA Flight Test Technical Committee

Selected Publications

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

B. A. Kish, C. Kennedy, R. Kimberlin, “Using a Laser Altimeter to Measure Takeoff and Landing Distance”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2018

B. A. Kish, et. al., “FAA Part 23 Methods of Compliance for AOA Warning/Limiting Systems”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2018

B. A. Kish, K. Stuth, R. Kimberlin, “A New Temperature Correction Algorithm for FAA Engine Cooling Tests”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017

B. A. Kish, M. Rhoney, R. Kimberlin, K. Vuckovic, E. Attarian, “Wing Bug: A Portable, Low-Cost Flight Test Instrumentation System”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017

B. A. Kish, T. Bernard, R. Kimberlin., “A Limited Investigation of Airplane Response to Flap Extension ”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016 

B. A. Kish, K. Verderame, J. Nickerson, J. Dillard, S. Musil, J. Koss., “JSTARS Demonstrations in Real-World Environments”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2012

B. A. Kish, K. Verderame, J. Nickerson, J. Dillard, S. Musil, J. Koss., “Old Airframe with New Engines and New Systems for New Customers”, 21st SFTE Symposium, 2011

B. A. Kish, G. L. Aldrich, R. E. Erb, S. Lim, D. Carroll, “Test Management Projects from Test Pilot School Classes 06B and 07A”, AIAA-2008-1603, U.S. Air Force T&E Days 2008

B. A. Kish, G. L. Aldrich, R. E. Erb, S. Lim, D. Carroll, “High-Rate, High-Value Flight Test Project Execution” AIAA-2008-6573 AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 2008

R. A. Volesky, B. A. Kish, D. O. Creviston, J. W. Geitgey, M. Kikuchi, J. C. Vap, “Air-to-Air Evaluation of an Amplified 802.11b Network”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2008

B. A. Kish, G. L. Aldrich, R. E. Erb, E. T. Waddell, D. Carroll, “Cooperate and Graduate: A Student’s Perspective to Flight Test Programs”, 18th SFTE Symposium, 2008

C. J. Spinelli, J. Raquet, B. A. Kish , “Minimum Indicator Approach for Use with Precise Differential GPS”, AIAA-2007-1621 2007 U.S. Air Force T&E Days, 2007

C. J. Spinelli, B. A. Kish, M. J. Dooley, L. M. Durham, G. N. Schwartz, T. C. Welker, “In-flight Evaluation of an Amplified 802.1lb Network”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2007

C. J. Spinelli, J. Raquet, B. A. Kish, “Development and Testing of a High-Rate Air-to-Air Relative Navigation System for UAV Refueling”, Proceedings of the 19th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation 2006

S. M. Ross, M. Pachter, D. R. Jacques, B. A. Kish, D. R. Millman, “Autonomous Aerial Refueling Based on the Tanker Reference Frame” IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2006

C. J. Spinelli, J. Raquet, B. A. Kish, “Development and Testing of a High-Rate Air-to-Air Relative Navigation System for UAV Refueling”, Proceedings of the 19th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation 2006

B. A. Kish, J. L. Minor, S. M. Ross and E. T. Waddell, “Using Variable-Stability Aircraft to Demonstrate Automated Aerial Refueling”, 17th SFTE Symposium, 2006

M. Veth, J. Busque, D. Heesch, T. Burgess, F. Douglas, B. A. Kish, “Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2002

B. A. Kish, J. R. Gutierrez, J. A. Evans, R. Hidalgo, C. L. Meador, “Demonstration of the JEDI system on Joint STARS”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2002

B. A. Kish, W. Gibboney, M. Veth, M. Moran, “The Computer Replacement Program for Joint STARS”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2001

B. A. Kish, J. Deems, D. Dunlop, E. Fitz, “Lessons Learned on the T-38 Avionics Integration Program”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2000

B. A. Kish, G. L. Graham, D. N. Larson, J. J. Faber, D. L. Halasi-Kun, “Pitot-Static Testing of the RU-38A”, IEEE Aerospace Conference, 1999

B. A. Kish, W. B. Mosle, A. S. Remaly, J. F. Kromberg, R. Cabiati, J. S. Seo, “A Limited Flight Investigation of Pilot-Induced Oscillation due to Rate Limiting”, AIAA Conference, 1997

B. A. Kish, D. R. Mittlestead, G. Wunderlich, J. M. Tokar, T. Hooper, R. Hare, H. Duchatelle, P. Le Blaye, “Practical Limits of Supermaneuverability and Full Envelope Agility”, AIAA Conference 1996

B. A. Kish, D. B. Leggett, B. T. Nguyen, T. J. Cord, G. J. Slutz, “Concepts for Detecting PIO using Manned Simulation”, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 1996

B. A. Kish, B. L. Jones, “A Comparison of Flying Qualities Criteria”, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, 1995

ARCHIVAL PAPERS

B. A. Kish, D. R. Jacques, M. Pachter, “Optimal Control of Sensor Threshold for Autonomous Wide-Area-Search Munitions”, 1239-1249, Journal of Guidance, Control, & Dynamics 2007

BOOK CHAPTERS

B. A. Kish, D. R. Jacques, M. Pachter, “Effectiveness Measures for Operations in Uncertain Environments”, UAV Cooperative Decision and Control: Challenges and Practical Approaches, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, ISBN: 978-0-898716-64-1