Brad Seanor

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Approved Graduate Faculty for CEMR MS and PhD committees

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Contact Information
Office: ERB 113
Phone: (304) 293-3291
Fax: (304) 293-6689

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.


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

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

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