G. Black

G. Thomas Black

Associate Professor - Practice

Associate Professor of Practice

732 Rhodes Hall
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Phone 937-380-6201
Email blackgr@ucmail.uc.edu

Professional Summary

George "Tom" Black is a Assistant Professor - Practice.  He teaches undergraduate classes in systems engineering, classical control theory and flight mechanics, and a senior/graduate class in flight test engineering.  He retired from his first career - an aerospace engineer at Wright-Patterson AFB - in December 2011 after 34 years, specializing in aircraft flying qualities and flight controls.  During that time he was lead flying qualities engineer for the development of the F-22, lead flight sciences engineer for the X-45 UCAV/J-UCAS program, lead flight systems engineer for the KC-X and T-6A/B programs and chief engineer for the Combat Systems Division.  He has also worked in AFRL and in technical intelligence, as an aerodynamics and flight test engineer for Beech Aircraft, and as an instructor, a flight instructor and research test pilot for the Ohio State University.

Tom has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (1977) and an MS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University (1983).  He also has a Commercial Pilot's License with Single-Engine Land, Multi-Engine Land and Instrument Ratings.  He has logged over 1,000 flight hours and has flown 50 major types of aircraft, including T-38, P-51, B-26 and Ford Tri-motor.  He also has a Remote Pilot License with Small UAS rating.  He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Experimental Aircraft Association, Warbirds of America, and is an Associate Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.  His research and teaching interests include aircraft flying qualities, air and space vehicle dynamics and controls, and air and space vehicle flight testing.

Research Support

Grant: #OSGC STEM Fellowship Macmann sub ODHE Investigators:Black, George 04-01-2020 -03-31-2021 NASA Headquarters Flight Quality and Safety Assurance for Low-Boom Supersonic Commercial Aircraft Role:PI $20,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #N00014-18-1-2851 Investigators:Beck, Richard; Black, George; Liu, Hongxing; Ma, Ou; McGhan, Catharine 08-15-2018 -08-14-2020 Office of Naval Research HABsat-2 - Multi-resolution, radiation resistant, VNIR hyperspectral imaging 6U CubeSat Constellation for littoral ocean, Great Lakes and tributary inland water studies. Role:Collaborator $165,945.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #OSU 60064677 sub ODHE HABSat-1 Investigators:Beck, Richard; Black, George; Liu, Hongxing; Ma, Ou; McGhan, Catharine 04-04-2018 -06-30-2019 Ohio Department of Higher Education HABsat-1 (Harmful Algal Bloom Satellite-1) Role:Collaborator $131,083.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #OSGC SICHOP_Richards_ck no.1974 Investigators:Black, George 10-01-2017 -09-30-2018 NASA Headquarters Programmable Flight Simulator for Teaching and Research Role:PI $5,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #OSGC SICHOP 2017 (CubeCats Heimholtz Cage) Investigators:Black, George; McGhan, Catharine 05-08-2017 -05-07-2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration UC CubeCats Helmholtz Cage (Jason Roll) Role:PI $4,740.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #OSGC SICHOP 2017 (CubeCats CubSat Groundstation) Investigators:Black, George; McGhan, Catharine 05-08-2017 -05-07-2018 National Aeronautics and Space Administration UC CubeCats CubSat Groundstation (Reeve Lambert) Role:PI $1,530.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Other Publications

Harris, Jeffery J. and G. Thomas Black (08-1996. ) F-22 Control Law Development and Flying Qualities .American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) , paper 96-3379 ,

Black, G. Thomas (07-1993. ) Transitioning Promising Ideas Into Real-World Hardware: Agility, Flying Qualities and Aircraft Development .Keynote address, 7th Interservice / Industry Colloquium "Agile Flight in the Dynamic Environment",

Schilling, Keigh L., G. Thomas Black, and William T. Thomas (04-1992. ) Advanced Tactical Fighter High Angle of Attack Flying Qualities Requirements .NASA High Angle of Attack Projects Technology Conference, CP3137 Volume 4 ,

Leggett, David B. and G. Thomas Black (10-1990. ) MIL-STD-1797 Is Not a Cookbook .NATO Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) Conference Proceedings 508 "Flying Qualities",

Black, G. Thomas, Walter A. Grady, and Dann C. McDonald (10-1990. ) Do Civil Flying Qualities Requirements Address Military Missions for "Off-the-Shelf" Procurement? .NATO Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) Conference Proceedings 508 "Flying Qualities",

Black, G. Thomas (08-1990. ) Thirty Years as a Customer of Design for Good Flying Qualities .American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), paper 2009-6324 ,

Bise, Michael E. and G. Thomas Black (05-1990. ) Is Agility Implicit in Flying Qualities? .1990 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) National Aerospace Electronics Conference, pp. 484-489

Black, G. Thomas and William T. Thomas (05-1989. ) Flying Qualities Lessons Learned – 1988 .1989 IEEE National Aerospace Electronics Conference 88CH2759-9, pp. 299-306

Gregorek, Gerald M., G. Thomas Black, and Richard L. Neuman (04-1983. ) Aeroacoustic Flight Test of Four Single-Engine Propellers .Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) paper number 830731,

Black, G. Thomas (09-1981. ) Substantiation of Performance Development and Methodology of the Model C-12D .Beech Aircraft Corporation report number 101E1451,

Black, G. Thomas (09-1981. ) Substantiation of Performance Development and Methodology of the Model C-12C .Beech Aircraft Corporation report number 101E1450,

Black, G. Thomas (09-1981. ) Substantiation of Performance Development and Methodology of the Model C-12A .Beech Aircraft Corporation report number 101E1449,

Black, G. Thomas (01-1981. ) Model C-12A Military Operator's Manual Performance Substantiation .Beech Aircraft Corporation report number 101E1247F,

Black, G. Thomas (04-1976. ) High-Angle-of-Attack Dynamics of Lightweight-Fighter Type Aircraft (An Analytical Study) .1976 AIAA Midwest Student Conference,

Black, G. Thomas (09-1975. ) Another View of Control-Surface Pumping as a Spin-Recovery Technique .AFFDL-TM-142-FGC,

Technical Reports

Black, G. Thomas (09-2008. ) Integration of Systems with Varying Levels of Autonomy .NATO Research and Technology Organization Technical Report TR-SCI-144,

Black, G. Thomas and Jeffrey J. Harris (05-2002. ) Interesting Steps Along the Way to a Level 1 Flight Control System Design .NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) Symposium on “Challenges in Dynamic System Identification, Control, and Handling Qualities for Land, Air, Sea, and Space Vehicles”,

Black, G. Thomas (12-2000. ) Flight Control Design - Best Practices .NATO Research and Technology Organization Technical Report RTO-TR-29,

Black, G. Thomas (07-1985. ) AA-6 ACRID Intelligence Data Input Package (IDIP) (U) .SECRET, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report,

Black, G. Thomas (05-1983. ) Performance and Acoustic Flight Test of Four Propellers for Single-Engine General Aviation Aircraft .M. S. Thesis, The Ohio State University,

Macheers, Frank and G. Thomas Black (06-1981. ) Preliminary Performance Estimates of Five Alternate Configurations for Model 200 Growth Study .Beech Aircraft Corporation report number E23458 (BAR 1214),

Black, G. Thomas and David J. Moorhouse (10-1979. ) Flying Qualities Design Requirements for Sidestick Controllers .AFFDL-TR-79-3126,

Black, G. Thomas, David J. Moorhouse, and Robert J. Woodcock (12-1978. ) Proceedings of AFFDL Flying Qualities Symposium held at Wright State University 12-15 September 1978 .AFFDL-TR-78-171,

Contact Information

Academic - 732 Rhodes Hall
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 937-380-6201
blackgr@ucmail.uc.edu