Colonel Cory A. Cooper is the Permanent Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. He leads 50+ Air Force officers, NCOs, civilians, and support contractors offering 27 college-level courses annually t
Dr. Dan Jensen is the Westmont Endowed Professor of Engineering and the Director of the Engineering program at Westmont College.
Lt Col Mike Anderson is Assistant Professor of Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy. He has been researching autonomous systems for twelve years, authoring several papers relevant to the field including design of terrestrial and aerial robots, energy efficiency and perching for small UAS, and flight control of Micro Air Vehicles (MAV). Lt Col Anderson has worked as an F-16 flight control actuation systems engineer at Hill Air Force Base, Utah and researched design and control of quadruped robots. Lt Col Anderson earned his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2011 where he performed pioneering research in the design and control of flapping wing MAVs. From 2011-2014 he served in the Air Force Research Laboratory's Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW) where he led research in GPS-denied navigation for multi-agent autonomous systems. Lt Col Anderson is a registered Professional Engineer and a Senior Member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, where he serves on their Unmanned Systems Program Committee. His research at the Academy focuses on innovative design methodologies applied to UAV problems.
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