Technology, London. He is the author of numerous publications on naval propulsion, including design impacts on alternative technologies. He is a fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Sabrina R. Edlow is research team leader of the Mine Warfare Systems Team at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), where she develops and executes the mine warfare program and other mine-warfare related projects. Ms. Edlow recently led an assessment of war plans and executed operations for Desert Thunder and Desert Fox. Her research interests encompass a wide-range of areas, including naval force structure planning, mine warfare, and underwater acoustical systems. A nuclear engineer by training, Ms. Edlow began her career as a design engineer at Duke Power Company, where she coordinated the nuclear fuel supply for seven nuclear reactors.
Brig “Chip” Elliott is principal scientist at BBN Technologies. Mr. Elliott’s background is in Internet and wireless network technologies, tactical communications systems, and space-based surveillance and communications. As the technical lead scientist at BBN, he uses Internet technology to build networks for international corporations and U.S. government agencies. He was the chief architect for the networking component of the U.S. Army’s Near-Term Digital Radio Program, which forms the backbone of the Army’s Tactical Internet, for the British Army’s High Capacity Data Radio network, and for the Canadian Army’s IRIS network. He has also acted as lead for a number of low Earth orbit satellite systems (Discoverer II, SBIRS Low, Celestri) as well as a proposed undersea network.
Charles A. Fowler, an independent consultant, is retired senior vice president at Mitre Corporation, a federally funded research and development center serving the government on issues relating to national security. Mr. Fowler, a member of the NAE, has an extensive background in military systems, particularly those systems combining sensors, platforms, and command, control, and communications. Mr. Fowler began his career in 1942 as a staff member of the Radiation Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he participated in the development and testing of the GCA radar landing system. He later went on to engineering and management positions at the Raytheon Systems Company before joining Mitre in 1976. Mr. Fowler is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Ray “M” Franklin, a retired Major General, U.S. Marine Corps, is an independent consultant. General Franklin once headed the Marine Corps research and development effort. Today, he serves as an independent consultant on matters related mainly to amphibious warfare and force projection. He is particularly knowledgeable about research and development, systems acquisition, and military operations and training. A naval aviator, General Franklin has experience in both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. He has participated in numerous government advisory and scientific boards, including that on littoral warfare for the Naval Research Advisory Committee.
David B. Kassing is associate corporate research manager for Defense Planning and Analysis at RAND. Mr. Kassing’s background is in military logistics and deployment systems. He recently led an analysis of reception, staging, onward movement, and integration for the U.S. Army and directed a study of future materiel distribution systems for the Department of Defense. Mr. Kassing also reviewed the methodologies used by the Armed Services to set conventional munitions requirements and programs. He is a past president of the Center for Naval Analyses at the University of Rochester.
R. Kenneth Lobb is a senior scientist at the Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University (ARL/PSU). Dr. Lobb is an aeronautical engineer whose expertise includes aircraft design, advanced structures, navigation systems, underwater acoustics, underwater vehicles, and systems engineering. Over the course of his career, Dr. Lobb has served in a number of progressively increasing line responsibility positions, including aeronautical engineer at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, technical