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Blaine Beron Rawdon

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Adjunct Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • 1978, Bachelor's Degree, Architecture, University of Southern California
  • 1973, Bachelor's Degree, Physics, Amherst College


Professional Positions:

1981-: Technical Fellow (Advanced Design), The Boeing Company
1980: Senior Member of Solar Challenger Design Team, Aerovironment, Inc.


Gossamer Condor, Gossamer Albatross, Gossamer Penguin, Solar Challenger
Advanced Theater Transport (C-130 replacement studies)
Oblique All-Wing (airliner study)
Blended Wing Body
Intermodal Airfreight System ("Pelican")

Research Summary

Transport aircraft design; the influence of alternative energy sources on transport aircraft design, radio controlled sailplanes.

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • RRB 213
  • Robert Glen Rapp Engineering Research Building
  • 854 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact Information
  • evdesign@cox.net


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