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DR. ROBERT A. CLEMENS

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Dr. Robert Clemens, a senior level executive member, is Technical Adviser, Low Observables, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr. Clemens provides technical oversight, advice and guidance in low observable technology to the highest Air Force and government officials.

Previous to this assignment, Dr. Clemens served ten years in the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory culminating as the chief engineer where he ensured systems engineering practices and principles were institutionalized and embedded into scientific and technical planning, execution, and technology transfer.

Dr. Clemens has contributed to the success of numerous low observable aircraft systems, including the F-117, B-2, F-22, and F-35. His interests and experience are in system requirements definition, performance prediction codes, aperture technology, technology integration, system test, and sustainment. From 2006 to 2008, he served as an exchange scientist to the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory, Farnborough, England, researching radar scattering algorithms, signal processing, and prediction code validation.

EDUCATION
1986 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus
1994 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
2003 Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, Ohio
2009 Air War College (by correspondence)

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. February 1987 - February 1989, Low Observable Engineer, Defensive Avionics Branch, Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. February 1989 - December 1991, F-117A Lead Low Observable Engineer, F-117 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. January 1992 - August 1992, B-2 Advanced Edge Lead Engineer, B-2 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. August 1992 - September 1995, Low Observable Engineer, Defensive Avionics Branch, Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. October 1995 - August 2001, Chief, F-22 Observables Integration, F-22 System Program Office, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. September 2001 - September 2003, Deputy Program Manager, Signature Technology Office, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. September 2003 - June 2006, Apertures Technology Thrust Leader, Signature Technology Office, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. June 2006 - June 2008, Principal Research Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Farnborough, England
9. July 2008 - February 2010, Technology Lead, Systems Technology Office, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. February 2010 - October 2011, Chief Engineer, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. October 2011 - present, Technical Adviser, Low Observables, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Member, Association of Old Crows
Member, National Defense Industrial Association

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III

(Current as of February 2012)

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