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Richard Clive Millar
Associate Professor
Department of Systems Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 301-757-0517
Email: rcmillar (at)
DSc - The George Washington University, 2008
Systems Engineering
MSC - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
Managment (Sloan Fellow)
Diploma - McGill University, 1975
MEng - Carleton University, 1970
Aerospace Engineering
BEng - Carleton University, 1968
Mechanical Engineering - High Distinction
  • 2008-Present
    • US Navy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA, Associate Professor (Patuxent River NAS, MD)
  • From the time of his graduation in 1970 to 2003, when he entered employment with the US Navy, Dr. Millar was employed by major aerospace industry firms (United Technologies, General Electric, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems) in positions involving responsibilities for research and development, with a few years sojourn at a small business.
  • 2003-2008
    • US Navy, NAVAIR/NAWCAD, NAS Patuxent River MD, Aerospace Engineer
  • Systems Engineering
  • SE Management
  • Product Development
  • 2008-2010 - Naval Aviation Systems Engineering Challenges, NPS Research Initiation
  • 2008-2009 - Advanced Sensor Systems and System Dynamic Identification, NAVAIR
  • 2009-2011 - Turbo-Machinery Monitoring, ONR
  • 2009-2011 - Sensor Systems for PSAR, ONR
  • 2010-2011 - Advanced Sensor Systems for Naval Aviation Systems, NAVAIR
  • 2011 on - Advanced PSAR Sensors SBIR Support, NAVAIR
  • Patents:
    • US Patent 7,091,472 B1, "Sensor Interface", issued August 15, 2006
    • Canadian Patent CA 1041995, "Emulsifying System for Constant, Mixer-Input-Independent, Delivery Applications", issued November 7, 1978
  • Professional certifications or registrations:
    • Professional Engineer, Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec
  • ASME, AHS, SAE, AIAA, IEEE, INCOSE, and DoN Acquisition Professional Community
  • Professional and Service Activities
    1. US/UK MERS PHM Lead (2009)
    2. USNavy UxS Cross Functional Team, Sustainment Working Group lead (2011)
    3. NAVAIR Chief Technology Officer S&T IPT member (2008 to present)
    4. NPS CRUSER CoI member
    5. Session Organizer, PHM Track, Session 11.08, IEEE Aerospace Conference
    6. Reviewer, ASME Turbo Expo (2011, 2012)
    7. Session Organizer, Propulsion - SAE AeroTech, (2009 & 2011)
    8. Proposal Reviews, Department of Energy DE-FOA-0000518: Advanced Fossil Energy Research: Novel Developments In Sensors And Controls For Fossil Energy Power Generation And Fuel Production Technologies (2011)
    9. Editor, International Journal of Cyberspace Sciences and Emergency Management (2011)
    10. Reviewer, Journal of Aerospace Engineering (2011)
    11. Reviewer, IEEE Sensors Journal (2011)
    12. Member, SAE Propulsion Committee (2009-2011)
    13. Member, Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG) Steering Committee (2009-2011)
    14. Participant, NASA Distributed Engine Control and Aerospace Sensor Working Groups
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Journal Publications:
    1. R.C. Millar, T.A. Mazzuchi and S. Sarkani, "Nonparametric Statistical Analysis of the Reliability of a Naval Aviation Propulsion System", Naval Engineer's Journal, 2009 Volume 121 Number 2
    2. R.C. Millar and D. Olwell "Parametric Models for Aircraft Engine Removals Resulting from Foreign Object Damage", Naval Engineer's Journal (In Press)
  • Recent Refereed Conference Papers:
    1. R. C. Millar, "Defining Requirements for Advanced PHM Technologies for Optimal Reliability Centered Maintenance", IEEE 2009 Aerospace Conference, March 2009, Big Sky MT
    2. R. C. Millar, "A Different Approach to Implementing PHM Based RCM", IEEE 2010 Aerospace Conference, March 2010, Big Sky MT
    3. S. Kamarthi, S. Leary, R.C. Millar, T. Mooney and A. Zeid, "Investigating the Stall Event of a Modern Aircraft Engine via Neural Networks", IDETC/CIE 2010, Montreal Quebec
    4. Z. Ma, R. Millar, R. Hiramoto and A. Krings, "Logics in Animal Cognition: Are They Important to Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) And Aerospace Missions?" IEEE 2010 Aerospace Conference, March 2010, Big Sky MT
    5. M.A. Powell and R.C. Millar, "Method for Investigating Repair/Refurbishment Effectiveness", IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2011, Big Sky MT
    6. Z. Ma, A.W. Krings, R.C. Millar and F. Wang, "Insect Navigation and Communication in Flight and Migration: A Potential Model for Joining and Collision Avoidance in MAVs (Micro-Aerial Vehicle) and Mobile Robots Fleet Control", IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2011, Big Sky MT
    7. R. C. Millar and B. Tulpule, "Intelligent Sensor Node as an Approach to Integrated Instrumentation & Sensor Systems for Aerospace Systems Control", AIAA Infotech@Aerospace, March 2011, St. Louis, Missouri
    8. R.C. Millar,"Turbo-Machinery Monitoring Measures for Propulsion Safety and Affordable Readiness", GT2011-45741, ASME Turbo Expo, Vancouver BC, June 2011
  • Technical Reports:
    1. NPS-SE-11-012 Integrated Instrumentation/Sensor Systems for Propulsion Safety and Affordable Readiness (ONR Final Report)
  • US Patent:
    • 7,091.472B1, "Sensor Interface"
  • Keywords: systems, aircraft, propulsion, turbomachinery, control, instrumentation, sustainment, integration, open systems, reliability, aerodynamics & thermodynamics

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