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Brad Seanor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Assistant Professor


Approved Graduate Faculty for Statler MS and PhD committees

Education
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, 2002
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, 1995
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, 1993

Contact:
Phone: (304) 293-3291

Office: ERB 113

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Brad Seanor
Brad Seanor is a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at West Virginia University. In recent years, Dr. Seanor and fellow MAE researchers (Dr. Napolitano, Dr. Gu, and Dr. Campa) have conducted flight-testing programs of various aircraft control systems using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs). Recent research activities have included: flight-testing of formation flight control, autonomous aerial refueling, and development of UAV hardware/software prototype systems. Other fields of study have included parameter estimation, flight simulation, fault-tolerant flight control systems and neural network based control systems.

Research Focus Areas

Controls, Automation, and Mechatronics

Research Interests

Flight Testing
UAV / RPV Technologies
Parameter Estimation
Flight Controls and Simulation
Application of Neural Networks to Flight Control Systems
Fault Tolerant Flight Controls

Teaching Interests

Flight Dynamics
Automatic Controls

Professional Societies

AIAA