Carl Rhodes is director of the Force Modernization and Employment Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE. The program focuses on technological advances, operational concepts, and force structure alternatives that help the Air Force address current and potential future national security challenges. During his tenure at RAND, Rhodes has performed work for clients including the Air Force, Army, Joint Staff, and Joint Forces Command. He participated in projects examining the interdiction of armored ground forces; long-range strike; and the military use of commercial space services and assets. He recently led projects examining current and future USAF intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Other recent research focuses on the employment and modernization of unmanned aircraft systems. Rhodes received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, where his thesis work examined the modeling of nonlinear systems for process control.
Lance Menthe et. al, The effectiveness of remotely piloted aircraft in a permissive hunter-killer scenario, RAND Corporation (RB-276-AF), 2014
Cordova et. al, Motion imagery processing and exploitation (MIPE), RAND Corporation (RR-154-AF), 2013
Cordova et. al, Virtual collaboration for a distributed enterprise, RAND Corporation (RR-153-AF), 2013
Menthe et. al, The future of Air Force motion imagery exploitation: lessons from the commercial world, RAND Corporation (TR-1133-AF), 2012
Carl Rhodes et. al, A Strategies-to-Tasks Framework for Planning and Executing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations, RAND Corporation (TR-434-AF), 2007
Sherrill Lingel et. al, Methodology for Improving the Planning, Execution, and Assessment of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations., RAND Corporation (TR-459-AF), 2007
Tim Bonds et. al, Employing Commercial Satellite Communications: Wideband Investment Options for the Department of Defense, RAND Corporation (MR-1192-AF), 2000