Alberto Post entered the UAS industry during his sophomore year at Virginia Tech (VT) by volunteering to assist in the evaluation of a UAS-borne radar system. Post worked with the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (AOE) Non-Linear Systems Lab at Virginia Tech for a year before beginning a two-year internship at Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), an FAA UAS Test Site. During his time at MAAP he has worked on projects such as NASA funded UAS Traffic Management (UTM) research, the FAA Unmanned Pilot Program (UPP), and most notably the FAA Integration Pilot Program (IPP) as a part of the team that developed the first nationwide waiver to conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) and Operations Over People (OOP).
Alberto Post is pursuing a M.S. in aerospace engineering, concentrating on vehicle dynamics and control and is a Fellow of the GEM Consortium and is a Virginia Tech New Horizons Graduate Scholar. He is pursuing a thesis topic on UAS collision avoidance systems with a focus on Detect and Avoid (DAA) sensors for non-cooperative aircraft. Post’s graduate work is being advised by Dr. Craig Woolsey, VT Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, and John Coggin, Chief Engineer of VT MAAP.