Andrew came to Panoptes from Aurora Flight Sciences, where he was the Principal Investigator of a research program focusing on the development, implementation, and future commercialization of several bio-inspired sensing techniques on unmanned aircraft.
Previously, he worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of Maryland’s Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory. At the AVL, he continued the lab’s development of micro-quadrotor UAVs and designed computationally efficient state estimators and flight controllers that enabled the vehicles to perform aggressive and fast-paced maneuvers. He also researched optimal trajectory generation for quadrotor UAVs and worked with a wide variety of small-scale sensors in an effort to increase the vehicles’ autonomous capabilities.
Andrew received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in Flight Dynamics and Control from the University of Maryland.