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David W. Netzer
Distinguished Professor Emeritus & Director, USSOCOM NPS Field Experimentation Program
Mail Code: CDTEMS
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2980
Email: netzer (at)
PhD - Purdue, 1968
MS - Purdue, 1962
BS - Virginia Poly Inst, 1960
  • 1996-2003: Associate Provost and Dean of Research
  • 2003-Present: CDTEMS Field Experimentation
  • 1962 - 1964 - Aerojet General Corp., Engineer
  • Propulsion
  • Combustion
  • Aerospace propulsion and power
  • Rocket motor plume characteristics
  • Liquid and solid fuel ramjets
  • Pulse-detonation engines
  • Interdisciplinary Field Experimentation
  • Admiral J.J. Schiefflin Award for excellence in teaching
  • Allen Griffen Award for excellence in teaching
  • Hamming Award for interdisciplinary education
  • JANNAF Combustion Subcommittee Annual Award
  • JANNAF Combustion Subcommittee
  • JANNAF Exhaust Plume Technology Subcommittee
  • US/France Data Exchange Agreement-Plumes
  • Chair, Technical Advisory Board for ONR Pulse Detonation Engine MURI Program
  • Member AIAA
  • Angus, W. J., Witt, M. A., Laredo, D., and Netzer, D. W., Solid Fuel Supersonic Combustion, La Recherche Aerospatiale, 1993, 6, Nov-Dec, 1-8.
  • Laredo, D., McCorie, II, J. D., Vaughn, J. K., and Netzer, D. W., Motor and Plume Particle Size Measurements in Solid Propellant Micromotors, J. Propulsion and Paser, Vol. 10, No. 3, May-June 1994, pp. 410-418.
  • Experimental and Analytical Methods for the Determination of Connected-Pipe Ramjet and Ducted Rocket Internal Performance, NATO/AGARD Propulsion and Energetics Panel Working Group 22, D. W. Netzer, Chairman, Advisory Report 323, July 1994.
  • Tactical Missile Propulsion, AIAA Prog. in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Vol. 170, 1996, editors, G. E. Jensen and D. W. Netzer
  • Solid Fuel Ramjets, Chapt 13, pp. 469-493, S. Leisch and D. W. Netzer.
  • Natan, B. and Netzer, D. W., Boron Carbide Combustion in Solid-Fuel Ramjets Using Bypass Air Part I: Experimental Investigation Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics 21, 289-294 (1996).
  • (Selected Publications List)
  • Keywords: Rockets, Plumes, Ramjets, Scramjets Combined Cycle Propulsion, Hybrids, Solid Fuel Ramjets, Ramjet Combustors, Inlets, Fuel Performance, Rocket Plumes

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