University researcher receives Aerospace award
The recent Hunter Aerospace Industry summit united industry education sectors related to aerospace within the Hunter region.
A/Professor Perez was nominated for leading the research work on Robust Autonomy of Uninhabited Airborne Systems (UAS). This work is being conducted in collaboration with Boeing Research and Technology Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Complex Dynamic Systems and Control (CDSC) at the University of Newcastle.
"UAS technology is currently leading to important innovations in the aerospace industry for both defence and civil applications, which include border patrol, bush-fire monitoring, traffic monitoring, as well as environmental and climate research," he said.
“The award is really important for us as it raises the Research and Development profile of our group at the University and it demonstrates the benefit of the University's collaborative research with industry.”
A/Professor Perez is the leader of mechatronics degree program within the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle and is also the director of Advanced Control and System Dynamics (AC-SD), a division of Newcastle Innovation Ltd.