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Christopher Brophy

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School
United States of America


Christopher Brophy was Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. PhD - The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, 1997 Mechanical Engineering, MS - The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1993 Aerospace Engineering and BS - The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1991 Aerospace Engineering. 2002 NPS Outstanding Research Award.

Research Interest

Research interest in Pulse Detonation Engines, Liquid Rocket Engine Phenomenology, Optical Diagnostics and Underwater Combustion.


  • Brophy, C.M. and Hanson, R.K., “Fuel Distribution Effects on Pulse Detonation Engine Operation and Performance,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 568-572, 2006.

  • Barbour, E. Brophy, C.M., Hutcheson, P., Sinibaldi, J., and Hanson, R., “Tunable Mid-IR Sensing of a JP10-Fueled Pulse Detonation Engine,” 21st ICDERS, Poitiers, France, No. 2, 2007.

  • Brophy, C.M., Doychak, J., and Schauer, F., " Results of the JANNAF Workshop on Pulsed Detonation Combustion for Propulsion" JANNAF Advanced Propulsion Subcommittee, December, 2007.

  • Paxson,D.E., Brophy, C.M., and Bruening, G., “Performance Evaluation of a Pulse Detonation Combustion Based Propulsion System Using Multiple Methods,” 40th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting/42nd Airbreathing/ 30th Exhaust Plume Technology Meeting, Boston, MA 2008.

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