Donald G. Caldwell
Donald G. Caldwell received a BSE degree from Arizona State University and completed course work for an M.S. in electrical engineering while working at Sperry Flight Systems.
He has worked in the area of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) for most of his career.
With more than 20 years at Boeing, Caldwell has been the lead control-law designer for the Apache fly-by-wire demonstrator as well as the Unmanned Little Bird. From its inception in 2003, ULB has demonstrated various integrated sensor technologies and autonomous control for weapon delivery, obstacle avoidance, cargo pickup and delivery, and, most recently, shipboard takeoff and landing operations.