Dr Melrose Brown

Lecturer and Space Program Coordinator
School of Engineering and Information Technology
UNSW Canberra Cyber
Space Research
+61 2 6268 8919
+61 2 6268 8276

LOCATION

Building 16 Room 212, School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr Melrose Brown leads the numerical space situational awareness research at UNSW Canberra Space and is also the Space Masters program coordinator.

Ph.D. scholarships ($35,000 per year) are available for high-achieving students (with H1/High Distinction in UG and/or Masters by Research) in engineering, mathematics, physics or relevant sciences under my supervision. If you are interested contact me at melrose.brown@adfa.edu.au



He holds a Masters and Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering. Previously he was responsible for the numerical simulation and analysis of the 'SCRAMSPACE' hypersonic flight vehicle and was heavily involved with the vehicle's design, construction, testing and launch. Since joining UNSW Canberra he has sought to apply the same coupling of high fidelity numerical simulations with ground and flight test to study the complex interaction between satellites and the space environment. His current research interests include: 

  • Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) and Particle-in-Cell (PIC) simulations of space vehicles in Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
     
  • Orbit propagation and determination techniques
     
  • High fidelity drag modelling of LEO satellites
     
  • Physics-based atmosphere modelling and approximation
     
  • Hypersonic computational fluid dynamics

Book Chapters

Tirtey S; Boyce R; Brown M; Capra B; Creagh M; Dedman A; Dimitrijevic I; Pudsey A; Sharp B; Van Standen P, 2014, 'SCRAMSPACE: Radical-Farming Scramjet for access to space', in STO-EN-AVT-234 Hypersonic Flight Testing, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI)

Journal articles

Capon CJ; Smith B; Brown M; Abay R; Boyce RR, 2019, 'Effect of ionospheric drag on atmospheric density estimation and orbit prediction', Advances in Space Research, vol. 63, pp. 2495 - 2505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2019.01.013

Capra BR; Brown LM; Boyce RR, 2018, 'Aerothermal-structural analysis of a rocket-launched Mach 8 scramjet experiment: Descent', Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, vol. 55, pp. 501 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.A33964

Capon CJ; Brown M; Boyce RR, 2018, 'Direct and indirect charged aerodynamic mechanisms in the ionosphere', Advances in Space Research, vol. 62, pp. 1090 - 1101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2018.06.007

Bricalli MG; Brown L; Boyce RR; Gollan R; Vanyai T; Pudsey AS, 2018, 'Scramjet performance with nonuniform flow and swept nozzles', AIAA Journal, vol. 56, pp. 3988 - 4003, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J056963

Capon CJ; Brown M; White C; Scanlon T; Boyce RR, 2017, 'pdFOAM: A PIC-DSMC code for near-Earth plasma-body interactions', Computers & Fluids, vol. 149, pp. 160 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.03.020

Capon CJ; Brown M; Boyce RR, 2017, 'Scaling of plasma-body interactions in low Earth orbit', Physics of Plasmas, vol. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4979191

Khraibut A; Gai SL; Brown LM; Neely AJ, 2017, 'Laminar hypersonic leading edge separation - A numerical study', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 821, pp. 624 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.204

Smith B; Boyce R; Brown L; Garratt M, 2017, 'Investigation into the practicability of differential lift-based spacecraft rendezvous', Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 40, pp. 2680 - 2687, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.G002537

Kurtz J; Aizengendler M; Krishna Y; Walsh P; Brown M; O'Byrne S, 2016, 'Subsonic in-flight temperature and pressure measurements using a scramjet inlet flow sensor', AIAA Journal, vol. 54, pp. 1007 - 1013, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J054207

Capon CJ; Brown M; Boyce RR, 2016, 'Charged Aerodynamics of a Low Earth Orbit Cylinder', AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1786, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4967682

Bricalli MG; Brown LM; Boyce RR, 2015, 'Numerical Investigation into the Combustion Behavior of an Inlet-Fueled Thermal-Compression-Like Scramjet', AIAA Journal, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J053513

Capra BR; Brown LM; Boyce RR; Tirtey SC; Russell G, 2015, 'Aerothermal-structural analysis of a rocket-launched Mach 8 scramjet experiment: Ascent', Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, vol. 52, pp. 684 - 696, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.A33112

Bricalli MG; Brown LM; Boyce RR, 2014, 'Supersonic Combustion Processes in a Premixed Three-Dimensional Nonuniform-Compression Scramjet Engine', AIAA Journal, vol. 52, pp. 1670 - 1685, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J052640

Conference Papers

Cegarra Polo M; Abay R; Gehly S; Lambert A; Lorrain P; Balage S; Brown M; Bright C, 2018, 'Attitude Detection of the Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Mission CubeSat through Experimental and Simulated Light Curves in Combination with Telemetry Data', in , Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS), Maui, HI, presented at Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS), Maui, HI, 11 - 14 September 2018

Abay R; Gehly S; Balage S; Brown M; Boyce R, 2018, 'Manuever Detection of Space Objects Using Bidirectional Generative Adversarial Networks', in , Advance Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS), Maui, HI, presented at Advance Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS), Maui, HI, 11 - 14 September 2018

van Staden P; Brown ML; Boyce RR, 2018, 'Boundary layer transition in a 500 mm long circular duct at a mach 8 flight condition', in 22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-5320

Abay R; Brown M; Boyce R; Karacor AG, 2017, 'Open source collision avoidance maneuver planning tool', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, pp. 3843 - 3856, presented at

Barraclough S; Griffin D; Benson C; Lambert A; DImitrijevic I; Ramana A; Vennik J; Brown M; Tuttle S; Sheard B, 2017, 'RAAF - M1: UNSW Canberra - Royal Australian air force space situational awareness and ISR pathfinder mission', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, pp. 5986 - 5994, presented at

Griffin D; Lingard D; Young M; Brown M; Lambert A; Boyce R, 2017, 'DST group and UNSW Canberra buccaneer programme', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, pp. 5797 - 5800, presented at

Smith B; Boyce R; Brown M, 2017, 'Fast Aerodynamic Establishment of a Constellation of CubeSats', in 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Milan, Italy, presented at 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Milan, Italy, 03 - 06 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.13009/EUCASS2017-289

Prakash R; Gai SL; O'Byrne S; Brown M, 2016, 'DSMC computations of hypersonic flow separation and re-attachment in the transition to continuum regime', in AIP Conference Proceedings, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4967562

Mehta PM; Minisci E; Vasile M; Walker AC; Brown M, 2015, 'An Open-Source Hypersonic Aerodynamic and Aerothermodynamic Modeling Tool', in 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Lisbon, Portugal, presented at 8th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, Lisbon, Portugal, 02 - 05 March 2015, http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/52834

Brown M; Mehta PM; Minisci E; Vasile M; Walker AC, 2015, 'Sensitivity Analysis towards Probabilistic Re-Entry Modeling of Spacecraft and Space Debris', in , AIAA, Dallas, presented at AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Dallas, 22 - 26 June 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-3098

Oberg D; Boyce R; Brown L; Itoh K; Komuro T, 2014, 'Ground based testing and numerical studies of a large axisymmetric scramjet engine in the HIEST test facility', in ISSW29: 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Springer, presented at , Springer

John B; Kulkarni VN; Natarajan G, 2014, 'Shock wave boundary layer interactions in hypersonic flows', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, pp. 81 - 90, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.10.072

Boyce R; Brown M; itoh K; oberg D, 2013, 'The Combustion Scaling Behaviour of Inlet-Fuelled Shock-Induced Combustion Scramjets', in Challenges in Technology Innovation: Global Collaboration, XXI International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines (ISABE 2013), Busan, Korea, pp. 1558 - 1568, presented at XXI International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines (ISABE 2013), Busan, Korea, 09 - 13 September 2013

Brown LM; Boyce RR, 2012, '3D separations within the SCRAMSPACE I hypersonic flight experiment scramjet', in 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, presented at

Bricalli MG; Boyce RR; Brown L, 2012, 'Supersonic combustion processes in a premixed 3D non-uniform-compression scramjet engine', in 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, presented at

Brown LM; Tirtey SC; van Staden PA; Creagh M, 2012, 'Static stability of the SCRAMSPACE I Mach 8 hypersonic flight experiment', in 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, presented at

Tirtey SC; Boyce RR; Brown LM; Creagh MA; van Staden P; Dimitrijevic I; Capra B, 2012, 'The SCRAMSPACE I scramjet flight design and construction', in 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, presented at

Boyce RR; Schramm JM; Oberg D; Hannemann K; Brown L, 2012, 'Shock tunnel and numerical studies of a large inlet-fuelled inward turning axisymmetric scramjet', in 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, presented at

Creagh MA; Beasley P; Dimitrijevic I; Brown M; Tirtey S, 2012, 'A Kalman-filter based Inertial navigation system processor for the SCRAMSPACE 1 hypersonic flight experiment', in 18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2012, presented at

Bosco A; Reinartz B; Mueller S; Brown L; Boyce R, (eds.), 2012, 'Reynolds Stress Modeling for Hypersonic Flows', in PROGRESS IN TURBULENCE AND WIND ENERGY IV, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Bertinoro, ITALY, pp. 111 - 114, presented at 4th Interdisciplinary Turbulence Initiative (ITI) Conference, Bertinoro, ITALY, 01 January 2010

Tirtey SC; Boyce RR; Brown L; Creagh M, 2011, 'The SCRAMSPACE I scramjet flight experiment feasibility study', in AIAC14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress, AIAC14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress, Melbourne, Australia, presented at AIAC14 Fourteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 28 February - 03 March 2011

Tirtey SC; Boyce RR; Brown M; Creagh M; Ogawa H, 2011, 'The SCRAMSPACE I Scramjet Flight Experiment-Scientific Rationale and Technical Developments', in ESA Special Publication, ESA Communications, Brugge, Belgium, presented at 7th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics, Brugge, Belgium, 09 - 12 May 2011

boyce R; Brown M; ogawa H; Ray T, 2011, 'Design Optimisation of Axisymmetric Scramjets Considering Full Flow Path and Inlet Fuel Injection Parameters Using Hierarchical Surrogate Assisted Evolutionary Algorithms', in , ISBN: 978-1-61839-180-3 XX International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines 2011 (ISABE 2011), Gothenburg, Sweden, presented at ISBN: 978-1-61839-180-3 XX International Symposium on Air Breathing Engines 2011 (ISABE 2011), Gothenburg, Sweden, 12 - 16 September 2011

Bosco A; Brown LM; Reinartz B; Boyce RR, 2011, 'Investigation of a compression corner at hypersonic conditions using a reynolds stress model', in 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2011, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2011-2217

Brown LM; Boyce RR; Tirtey SC, 2011, 'Numerical simulation of scramspace i flight experiment', in 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2011, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2011-2367

Boyce RR; Tirtey SC; Brown L; Creagh M; Ogawa H, 2011, 'SCRAMSPACE: Scramjet-based Access-to-Space Systems', in 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2011, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2011-2297

Tirtey SC; Boyce RR; Brown LM; Creagh MA, 2011, 'The SCRAMSPACE I hypersonic flight experiment feasibility study', in 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 2011, presented at , http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2011-2277

Brown LM; Boyce RR; Mudford N; O'Byrne S, 2009, 'Intrinsic three-dimensionality of laminar hypersonic shock wave/boundary layer interactions', in 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, presented at

Brown L; Fischer C; Boyce RR; Reinartz B; Olivier H, (eds.), 2009, 'Computational studies of the effect of wall temperature on hypersonic shock-induced boundary layer separation', in SHOCK WAVES, VOL 2, PROCEEDINGS, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Gottingen, GERMANY, pp. 1231 - +, presented at 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Gottingen, GERMANY, 15 - 20 July 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85181-3_70

Theses / Dissertations

Brown L, 2010, Intrinsic Three-Dimensionality of Laminar Shock Wave, book, thesis, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, School of Engineering and Information Technology.

Conference Presentations

Bowden GW; Brown M; Freeland L; Gilmore J; Boyce R, 2018, 'Development of physics-based global models of the thermosphere and ionosphere for satellite drag determination', in , COSPAR Scientific Assembly, presented at COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 14 - 22 July 2018

Freeland L; Capon C; Brown M; Gilmore J, 2018, 'Regions of interest for charged drag on small satellites using GITM data', in , 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, presented at 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, 14 - 22 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/https://www.cospar-assembly.org/user/download.php?id=23052&type=abstract&section=congressbrowser

Smith B; Capon C; Brown M; Boyce R, 2018, 'Active use of ionospheric aerodynamics for the control of satellites', in , 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, presented at 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, 18 - 22 July 2018, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018cosp...42E3176S

Brown M; Boyce RR; Griffin D; Lorrain P; Dimitrijevic I; Ramana A; Benson C; Lambert A; Polo M; Oberst SM, 2015, 'Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Mission', in Proceedings of the 15th Australian Space Research Conference, 15th Australian Space Research Conference, Canberra, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 15th Australian Space Research Conference, Canberra, 29 September - 01 October 2015

Conference Abstracts

Brown L; Boyce R, Numerical Considerations for the Simulation of Supersonic Combustion Ramjet Intakes