Daniel R. Ogg is Chief, Hypersonic Systems Test Branch and Director, Hypersonic Combined Test Force, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Test Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee. He is responsible for leading a diverse ground and flight test team in the test and evaluation enterprise for technology development, investment, and analysis across the entire Department of Defense. Mr. Ogg also facilitates the integration of the Test Resource Management Center’s $80M+/yr CTEIP Hypersonics Portfolio and $80M+/yr High Speed Systems Test technology development portfolio into current and future hypersonic testing needs for rapid acquisitions, technology demonstrators, and science and technology advancement.
Mr. Ogg entered federal service in 2013 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. He joined the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Aerospace Systems Directorate and soon received his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton before transitioning to the High Speed Systems Division for hypersonic research efforts. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and obtained his Systems Engineering Certification through the Air Force Institute of Technology in the spring of 2020.
Before assuming his current position, Mr. Ogg served as the Section Chief and Lead Analyst for a high-performing hypersonic analysis team responsible for the performance characterization of the world’s highest thrust producing air-breathing scramjet hypersonic engine. Furthermore, this team was also instrumental in ground test analysis support to the $1.2B Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon hypersonic program. Mr. Ogg has also served in a variety of applied research, development, test and evaluation assignments, including as the mechanical design lead for the revitalization and reactivation of a $20M+ research wind tunnel asset critical to small-scale hypersonic technology testing and diagnostic development for the test and evaluation enterprise. Finally, he served as the engineering lead for health and monitoring of next-generation turbine engines within the Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engine portfolio, ushering in sixth generation engine technologies.
2013 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.
2015 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
2020 Systems Engineering Certification, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
2020 Air Command and Staff College, Air University, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. August 2013 – March 2016, Lead Aeromechanics Engineer, Fan & Compressor Experimentation Branch, Turbine Engine Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
2. March 2016 – June 2019, Research Mechanical Engineer, High Speed Experimentation Branch, High Speed Systems Division, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
3. June 2019 – August 2020, Section Chief – Hypersonic Analysis, Test Analysis & Technology Branch, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Test Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
4. August 2020 – May 2021, Lead Engineer, Hypersonic Systems Test Branch, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Test Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
5. May 2021 – Present, Chief, Hypersonic Systems Test Branch, Director, Hypersonic Combined Test Force, Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Test Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
2018 “Reactivation of VKF Wind Tunnel D by AFRL at AEDC: Overview and Subsystem Checkout Results,“ AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition.
2018 “Simultaneous Stereo Digital Image Correlation and Pressure-Sensitive Paint Measurements of a Compliant Panel in a Mach 2 Wind Tunnel,“ AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition.
2019 “Reactivation of VKF Wind Tunnel D by AFRL at AEDC: Supersonic Performance and Freestream Characterizations,“ AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference.
2019 “Aerodynamic Response to a Compliant Panel in Mach 4 Flow,” AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition.
2019 “Structural Response of a Compliant Panel in Mach 4 Flow,” National Space & Missile Materials Symposium.
2020 “Effects of Three-Dimensional Pressure Gradients on High-Speed Turbulent Boundary Layers,“ AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
NATO Specialist Team for Hypervelocity Operational Threats
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force Interagency Propulsion Committee
Advanced Materials & Enabling Tech for Extreme Environments
(Current as of July 2021)