Dr. Robert Manning

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135

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Robert M. Manning received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Case Western Reserve University. His specialty is stochastic electromagnetic wave propagation through random media. He was responsible for the development of the statistical rain attenuation prediction model that was used in the design and development of NASA’s Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS). He has successfully conducted an analysis of electromagnetic wave propagation through hypersonically-induced plasmas that provides a solution for the classical problem of communications blackout during spacecraft re-entry into the atmosphere. He has also been involved with the analysis of the non-linear propagation issues associated with high-energy laser beam transmission through the atmosphere for beamed energy propulsion. He also provides theoretical development of various propagation scenarios met with in microwave and optical communications. He is the author of over 50 publications. He is listed in American Men and Women of Science and the Who’s Who in Optical Science.


by Robert D. Braun, Robert M. Manning
doi: 10.2514/1.25116, published: 1 March 2007
by Andreas Kuehlmann, Anjan Bose, David E. Corman, Rob A. Rutenbar, Robert M. Manning, Anna Newman
doi: 10.1145/1391469.1391608, published: 1 January 2008
by James A. Nessel, Robert M. Manning
doi: 10.1109/tap.2014.2347997, published: 1 November 2014
by Robert M. Manning
doi: 10.1063/1.528520, published: 1 October 1989
by Robert M. Manning
doi: 10.1007/bf02124666, published: 1 April 1996