BARON JOHNSON School Address: Local Address: University of Florida firstname.lastname@example.org 3813 SW 34th St. Apt. C14 Department of Mechanical and Gainesville, FL 32608 Aerospace Engineering http://mav.mae.ufl.edu/baron Flight Control Laboratory Permanent Address: 231 MAE-A PO Box 116250 Cell: (352) 339-5272 8504 SE 72nd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32611 Work: (352) 392-6104 Ocala, FL 34472 EDUCATION o University of Florida, Gainesville, FL M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Minors in Electrical Engineering & Geomatics Expected Graduation, May 2009. GPA: 3.79 o University of Florida, Gainesville, FL B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Graduated Cum Laude, May 2007. GPA: 3.75 EXPERIENCE o Flight Control Lab, University of Florida Graduate Research Assistant August 2007 – Present Researching high angle-of-attack flight dynamics, particularly uncommanded wing rock, using frequency & time-domain analysis techniques as well as system identification methods. Research also involves experimental hardware for airborne data collection and flight testing. o Micro Air Vehicle Lab, University of Florida Undergraduate Research Assistant August 2003 – August 2007 Developed and flight tested unmanned aircraft ranging in size from 4 inches to 6 feet, both with open-loop and autonomous control. Used CAD/CAM software and CNC machinery to create 3D molds for composite construction, which included prepreg and wet lay-up techniques. Worked on numerous projects with deliverables for military, government, and private organizations. As president of the competition MAV Team, set agendas and conducted weekly meetings. The UF MAV team won the International MAV Competition 5 consecutive years while serving as member & pilot. o Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit, University of Florida Undergraduate Research Assistant September 2002 – May 2003 Constructed a small autonomous UAV for wildlife surveillance purposes using COTS components, including the MicroPilot 1000 autopilot. Served as test pilot for all aircraft and autopilot flight testing. TECHNICAL o B. Johnson, R. Lind, "High Angle-of-Attack Flight Dynamics of Small UAVs", AIAA-2009-0061, 47th PUBLICATIONS AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 5-8, 2009. o J. Perry, A. Mohamed, B. Johnson, R. Lind, "Estimating Angle of Attack and Sideslip under High Dynamics on Small UAVs", ION GNSS Conference, Savannah, GA, September 16-19, 2008. [Best Presentation in Session] o V. Jagdale, B. Stanford, D. Claxton, B. Johnson, K. Lee, B. Sankar, P. Ifju, "Experimental Characterization of Load Stiffening Wing for Small UAV", Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference, Springfield, MA, June 4-7, 2007. o P. Miller, B. Johnson, S. Gildea, B. Solomon, G. Irby, N. Karlovich, J. Childs, "University of Florida Agent Orange Design Report", Proc. 43rd AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference Student Design Challenge, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, May 24, 2007. o B. Johnson, D. Claxton, B. Stanford, V. Jagdale, P. Ifju, "Development of a Composite Bendable-Wing Micro Air Vehicle", AIAA-2007-1044, 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January 8-11, 2007. o B. Johnson, et al., "Development of Autonomous MAV", Proc. 2nd US-European Competition & Workshop on Micro Air Vehicles, Eglin Air Force Base, Shalimar, FL, October 30 - November 2, 2006. [Best Technical Paper] Baron Johnson o B. Johnson, et al., "University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle System", Proc. 2nd US- European Competition & Workshop on Micro Air Vehicles, Eglin Air Force Base, Shalimar, FL, October 30 - November 2, 2006. o D. Claxton, B. Johnson, B. Stanford, M. Sytsma, "Development of a Composite Bendable-Wing Micro Air Vehicle", Proc. 10th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Provo, UT, May 19 & 20, 2006. [1st Place Design Report] o R. Albertani, F. Boria, S. Bowman, D. Claxton, P. Ifju, B. Johnson, K. Lee, M. Morton, M. Sytsma, "The University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle", Proc. 1st US-European Micro Aerial Vehicle Technology Demonstration & Assessment, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, September 19-22, 2005. [Best Technical Paper] o P. Ifju, R. Albertani, B. Stanford, P. Hubner, K. Lee, D. Claxton, B. Johnson, "Experimental Characterization of a Flexible Wing Micro Air Vehicle", Proc. 9th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition & Conference, Seoul, Korea, May 19, 2005. o R. Albertani, F. Boria, S. Bowman, D. Claxton, A. Crespo, C. Francis, P. Ifju, B. Johnson, K. Lee, M. Morton, M. Sytsma, "Development of Reliable and Mission Capable Micro air Vehicles", Proc. 9th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Seoul, South Korea, May 20 & 21, 2005. [1st Place Design Report] o R. Albertani, P. Barnswell, F. Boria, D. Claxton, J. Clifton, J. Cocquyt, A. Crespo, C. Francis, B. Johnson, S. Jung, K. Lee, M. Morton, "University of Florida Biologically Inspired Micro Air Vehicles", Proc. 8th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Tucson, AZ, April 9-11, 2004. CONTRIBUTED o Aerial Robotic Transformer – Campus Challenge, USAF Whitepaper, University of Florida, BioRobotics, PROPOSALS LLC, & Case Western Reserve University. TECHNICAL o "High Angle-of-Attack Flight Dynamics of Small UAVs", 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, PRESENTATIONS Orlando, FL, January 5, 2009. o "Development of a Composite Bendable-Wing Micro Air Vehicle", 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January 10, 2007. o "University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle System", 2nd US-European Competition & Workshop on Micro Air Vehicles, Eglin Air Force Base, Shalimar, FL, November 1, 2006. o "The University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle", 1st US-European Micro Aerial Vehicle Technology Demonstration & Assessment, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, September 19, 2005. o "Development of Reliable and Mission Capable Micro Air Vehicles", 9th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Seoul, South Korea, May 20, 2005. FLIGHT o Commercial Pilot License with Instrument & Multi-Engine (MEL) Ratings EXPERIENCE o High Performance, Complex, & Tailwheel Endorsements o Over 600 Flight Hours in Christen Eagle, AT-6, C182RG, PA-28, J-3, and others o Significant Aerobatic, Warbird, and Formation Flight Experience o Soloed Sailplane at Age 14, Powered at Age 16, and Received Private License at Age 17 RC o 4-time US National Champion in both fixed-wing and helicopter aerobatics EXPERIENCE o Piloted world record smallest surveillance flight to identify target 600 m away with 4.5” aircraft through real-time onboard color video o Chief pilot for University of Florida Micro Air Vehicle & Flight Control Labs o Performed wide range of flight testing of open-loop, stability augmented, & closed-loop aircraft o Performed numerous flight demonstrations at RC events and various military bases o Extensive experience with gasoline, glow (nitro), and electric propulsion systems o RC Flight Instructor Baron Johnson SOFTWARE o Matlab / Simulink o C++ Programming Language EXPERIENCE o AutoCAD / Mechanical Desktop o Profili o SolidWorks o Xfoil 2D viscous airfoil analysis software o Pro/Engineer o AVL 3D aircraft analysis software o MasterCAM o Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Visio, & Project o LabView RELEVANT o Robust Control o Stability & Control of Aircraft COURSEWORK o Modern Control Theory o Aerospace Structural Composites o Control System Theory o GPS/INS Integration o Applied Control for Automation & Robotics o Compressible Flow o Control of Mechanical Engineering Systems o Aerospace Structures o Analytical Dynamics o Aerodynamics o Geometry of Mechanisms & Robots o Aerospace Propulsion o Advanced Photogrammetry o Finite Element Analysis / Design o C++ Programming for Engineers o Principles of Entrepreneurship o Computer Aided Graphics / Design o Principles of Management AWARDS o Alumni Graduate Fellowship Recipient, 2007 o 4-Time Dean’s List Recipient, 2003 – 2007 o Best Technical Paper, “Development of Autonomous MAV”, 2nd US-European Competition & Workshop on Micro Air Vehicles, Eglin Air Force Base, Shalimar, FL, 2006. o Best Technical Paper, “The University of Florida Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle”, 1st US-European Micro Aerial Vehicle Technology Demonstration & Assessment, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2005. o Elected to Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2005 o Elected to Golden Key International Honor Society, 2005 o 1st Place Overall, 43rd AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference Student Design Challenge, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, 2007 o 1st Place Overall, 1st Place Design Report, 10th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Provo, UT, 2006 o 1st Place Overall, 1st Place Design Report, 9th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Seoul, South Korea, 2005 o 1st Place Overall, 8th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Tucson, AZ, 2004 o 1st Place Overall, 7th International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, Gainesville, FL, 2003 INTERESTS o Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Systems (UAV / UAS), Design, Development, Construction, Flight Testing o Control System Design, Flight Control Systems, Stability Augmentation Systems, Autopilots, Avionics o Composite Construction, Rapid Prototyping, CAD / CAM Design, CNC Machining o Helicopter / Rotary-Wing Development, Flight Testing, Operations, Control Systems o Flight Test Engineering, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration o Management Track Baron Johnson Resume Supplement – Research Projects High Angle-of-Attack Flight Dynamics of Small UAV Collecting and analyzing data from inertial measurement unit (IMU) and flight data recorder on a small UAV capable of sustained, controlled high angle-of-attack flight. Utilizing system identification methods to characterize nonlinear flight regime. Also performing parametric study with variable airframe components to determine influences on uncommanded wing rock experienced at high angles-of-attack. PLUS - Power Line Urban Sentry Man-operable electric-powered flying wing intended to clip onto power lines and recharge flight batteries through inductance for long-term mission capability. As consultant for Defense Research Associates, Inc., created CNC toolpaths and milled female molds for composite construction. Used preimpregnated carbon fiber and wet lay-up fiberglass to construct several prototype vehicles. Acted as pilot for test flights, as well as data and video collection flights, and provided feedback on flight performance and handling qualities. Bendable Wing Micro Air Vehicle 6 inch wingspan aircraft that features a load-stiffening composite wing which maintains rigidity under positive flight loads but also bends downward to store in a 1 inch diameter canister. From stored configuration, can be made airborne within 40 seconds and maintain flight for 15 minutes. Performed conceptual design and prototyping, composite stress analysis and failure prediction, visual image correlation on wing deformation and creep, and flight testing. Loudenslager Shark Designed & scratch built 40% scale model of the unique and exotic Loudenslager Shark aerobatic aircraft. Features a ventral fin to minimize spiral slipstream prop effects and create more similar upright & inverted flight characteristics. Ventral fin retracts to provide landing gear clearance for takeoff and landing. Both ventral and dorsal fins are full-moving flight control surfaces actuated with a timing belt pulley system on nonmetallic ball bearings. MMALV - Micro Morphing Air and Land Vehicle Developed in conjunction with BioRobotics, LLC and Case Western Reserve University, this electric-powered 12 inch wingspan aircraft features both aerial and terrestrial locomotion. Terrestrial locomotion accomplished with Whegs, which combine the mobility of wheels with the climbing ability of legs. Also features retractable wings for ground maneuvering in tight areas. Aircraft has been demonstrated to high ranking military officials and has been featured on the Military Channel and Wired Magazine. Nova UAV 6 foot electric UAV developed in conjunction with the Florida Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit and the US Army Corps of Engineers for natural resource management. Can be operated autonomously in remote locations to replace low altitude manned surveillance flights. Performed airframe design, constructed prototypes, and conducted both open- and closed-loop flight testing. Autonomous Micro Air Vehicles Helped develop, construct, and flight test several electric-powered autonomous aircraft ranging between 10 and 24 inches in wingspan. Used different autopilot & GPS systems, including both COTS and custom systems, along with both stationary and gimbaled wireless real-time video camera systems. Micro / Nano Air Vehicles Aircraft with maximum dimension less than 6 inches that feature flexible membrane wings developed to achieve unique flight qualities, such as delayed stall, gust suppression, and adaptive washout. Rapid prototyping capabilities with CNC machining and prepreg composites permitted iterative design progressions. These aircraft can carry wireless color video systems and can be operated out of sight through the real-time video link. The University of Florida MAV Lab has won the International MAV Competition 8 consecutive years with MAVs as small as under 4 inches.