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Isaac I. Kaminer
Professor and NPS Co-Director of Center for Autonomous Vehicles Research (CAVR)
Mail Code: MAE/Ka
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3459
Email: kaminer (at) nps.edu
Web: www.nps.edu/Academics/Centers/CAVR/index.html
EDUCATION:
PhD - Univ of Michigan, 1992
ME - Univ of Minnesota, 1985
BS - Univ of Minnesota, 1983
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • 1992 1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1998 2003 Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2003 2005 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School.
  • July 2005 present Professor, Department of Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School.
  • 2006-Present: Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • 2000-2006: Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • 1985 - 1992 - Research Consultant, MARIUS Underwater Vehicle Project, Technical Univ of Lisbon, Portugal, 1990-1992
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science, Univ of Michigan, 1989-1992
  • Consultant, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Company, Seattle, WA, 1990-1991
  • Research Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Company, Seattle, WA, 1986-1989
  • Senior Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Company, Seattle, WA, 1985-1986 1985 1989 Research Engineer, Guidance, Navigation and Control Research Group, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Company, Seattle, WA
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Flight Controls
  • Cooperative Control of Unmanned Air Vehicles
AWARDS:
  • NASA Certificate of Recognition for the Creative Development of a Technical Innovation, October 1991.
  • 1994 NATO Fellowship for Scientific and Technological Exchange.
  • 1994 Excellence in Research Award, Naval Postgraduate School.
  • 1995 ASEE/NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship.
  • 1995 NATO Fellowship for Scientific and Technological Exchange.
  • 1999 AIAA Outstanding Service Award.
  • 1999 NPS Menneken Annual Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Panel Member, NATO Research Technology Organization, SCI-023 on Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Keywords: Flight Control Gain-Scheduled Controllers, Nonlinear Robust Guidance Control GPS Inertial navigation Kalman Filtering Tail Sizing Optimation UAVs, Cooperative Control of UAVs



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