Over the past 30 years, Dr. Baer has managed/developed a wide
variety of computer simulations and analytical tools. Computer
efforts have included a variety of features, e.g., event-driven and
continuous time, statistical and deterministic, real-time and batch
mode, and communications network and satellite models. In nearly all
cases, the computer environment included 2-D and 3-D Graphical User
Interfaces (GUI) that provided configuration management, runtime
graphics/interfaces, and extensive detailed diagnostics. He has also
taught simulation courses at three universities.
For the past 17 years, Dr. Baer has been the president/owner of
a small company that concentrates on simulation of aerospace systems
and computer graphics/animation. In this capacity, Dr. Baer has
initiated/managed efforts for recent/current customers including
Motorola/IRIDIUM™ (and current Iridium owners), the US Government,
and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC). The
Motorola/IRIDIUM™ effort includes development of high fidelity
network and satellite models for IRIDIUM™, a Motorola initiated,
space-based network for voice/page/data communications. Government
projects include the NORAD/Unified Communications System Simulation
(NUCCS) model of the national missile warning communications
network, a model that was used for analysis and real-time operator
in the loop operations. For the past five years, he has supported
BCSi’s System CONOPS and Requirements Environment (SCORE), a
simulation used to support both requirements analysis and CONOPS
development of multiple network/space systems.
The UCHSC effort, ProView, is a small graphics application that
supports prostate mass biopsies; i.e., 3-D rendering, biopsy plan
generation, and graphical integration of pathology results. ProView
architecture is conducive to future prostate focal therapy.
Dr. Baer has also been an assistant professor in the Department of
Astronautics and Computer Sciences, USAF Academy and an
Honorarium/Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering
Department of the University Colorado at Colorado Springs. In these
capacities, he directed and taught courses in
classical/modern/optimal control, astronautics, astrodynamics,
linear systems, and computer simulation. He was selected as the
outstanding military educator for the Engineering Sciences Division
at the USAF Academy.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
MBA, University of California, Los Angeles
MS, Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University
BS, Astronautical and Engineering Sciences, USAF Academy
Professional Engineer, State of Colorado
“Global Positioning System Simulation (GPSSim) Final Report”, June
1993 – GPSSim is a high fidelity simulation of GPS satellite
operations which support operator in the loop command and control.
Includes 2-D rendering of command center screens and 3-D rendering
of earth and SV dynamics.
“Development and Implementation of a Space Technology Simulation (STSim)
Final Report”, January 1998. – High fidelity simulation of the
Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) operations. Includes
command center mockups, satellite 3-D dynamics, beam pattern
projections, and extensive postprocessing graphics.
“IRIDIUM™ Operations Simulation (IrOpsSim) User’s Manual”, February
1997. – A bit level fidelity simulation of IRIDIUM™ satellite
operations which is used to test all System Control Software for the
IRIDIUM™ ground operations. Includes extensive operator GUIs to
support test operations.
“IRIDIUM™ Network Simulation (IrNetSim) User’s Manual”, August 1996.
A high fidelity packet level simulation of the IRIDIUM™
communications network up to and including 5th OSI level
functionality. Includes extensive 2-D and 3-D GUIs for analysts
“Clinical Information System Simulation (CISSim) Final Report”,
March 1996. A simulation used to investigate performance of several
computer architectures proposed by Kaiser Permanente to support a
wide area clinical information system.
“NORAD/USSPACE Communications System Simulation (NUCSS) Final
Report”, December 1998. A high fidelity simulation of the national
missile early warning command and control system. Supports both
analysis and real-time operations. Contains extensive 2-D and 3-D