Principal Investigator

Christopher J Miller
NASA Glenn Research Center

Dr. Miller earned his PhD at Purdue University, studying the optimization of noise and performance of propellers. After graduation, he joined the NASA Lewis Research Center in the Propeller Branch, and was involved in research on high speed propfans. Since then his research has been related to the aerodynamics of short-duct and low pressure ratio fans as well as open rotors. Dr. Miller managed several task order contracts, including the development of the ADPAC URANS turbomachinery CFD code, and the design and fabrication of a low noise fan stage which was tested in the 9x15 wind tunnel. Dr. Miller has been the technical monitor on several SBIR phase I and phase II contracts covering: general aviation propellers, URANS/LES CFD code development for jet noise, and now three (I,II; I) phases on a quiet drag concept for commercial transports through both Glenn and Langley. For the past four years, Dr. Miller has alternately served as the Glenn point of contact or the technical lead for the Quiet Aircraft subproject under the Fundamental Aeronautics Program, Subsonic Fixed Wing Project. In this capacity, he has coordinated work in a number of areas, including acoustic liners, turbomachinery-noise, and core-noise

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