About Us

The Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems provides an interdisciplinary forum for an ongoing scholarly dialogue of original research, articles, books, essays, and commentary by both internationally established and developing experts in the various disciplines constituting the field of UAS. Variety and scientific endeavor are encouraged by bringing together established and developing scholars, from both theoretical and practical perspectives and drawn from national and international communities, university faculties, industry, research institutions, government organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs). The Journal serves the public as an open-access resource and allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal, research or scholarly purposes.

The Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems accepts a variety of content and acknowledges that there are several levels of engagement and contribution that all inform development of UAS within academia, industry and government. The Journal accepts peer-reviewed articles, technical papers, abstracts, book reviews and other content. These submissions are included in each issue and categorized by type. This blend of peer-reviewed articles along with other sections creates a blended publication that is relevant and interesting to researchers, technical staff and senior managers.


Andrew D. Shepherd, PhD – Managing Editor 
Executive Director and Chief Scientist, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Sinclair Community College

Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD
Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University
Co-Founder of AirMap

Brent A. Terwilliger, PhD
Program Chair, Master of Science in Unmanned Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide

Zachary P. Waller, MS
Assistant Professor, Director of Research, University of North Dakota

Benjamin E. Wilkinson, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Aaron C. Cook, ATP
Director of Aviation, Northwestern Michigan College

James W. Gregory, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Associate Director for UAS, Aerospace Research Center
The Ohio State University

David C. Gross, PhD
Chief Engineer, Wright State Research Institute

David R. Jacques, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Systems Engineering & Management
Air Force Institute of Technology

Bruce K. Quirk, PhD
UAS Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey

Leah J. Rowe, MS
Senior Research Psychologist and Technical Advisor
711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory

Kristen M. Barrera, MSHS
Research Psychologist, 711 Human Performance Wing
Air Force Research Laboratory

Colin N. Brooks, MEM
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Sciences Lab Manager
Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

Adam R. Bryant, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Wright State University

Jamie S. Edwards, BSEE
Research Engineer/Chief Pilot, Avionics Engineering Center
Ohio University

Higinio González-Jorge, PhD
Associate Professor, Geotech - Galician Aerospace Innovation Center (CINAE)
University of Vigo, Spain

Kenneth D. Gossett, PhD
University Adjunct Professor
Walden University

Jeff Graley, MEIE
Lead, PCPAD-X and Intel Analyst Performance
Air Force Research Laboratory

James R. Gruenberg, MA, EMT-P
Deputy Director, National Center for Medical Readiness
Wright State University

David C. Ison, PhD
Research Chair, College of Aeronautics
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide

Donald W. Long, MA
Senior Operational Analyst - C4ISR

Aaron Miller, MS
Director of Business Strategy and Operations

Jeffrey A. Miller, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, Unmanned Aerial Systems
Sinclair Community College

William C Padgett, MS, GISP
Chief, Spatial Data Branch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Mobile District

John Perry, MS
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Rambo, MS
Chief Operating Officer

Scott A. Shearer, PhD
Professor and Chair
Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
The Ohio State University

Ronald F. Storm, DBA
Subject-Matter Expert, Unmanned Aerial Systems
Sinclair Community College

Juan Vasquez, PhD
Principal Research Electronics Engineer
Air Force Research Laboratory Sensor’s Directorate

Dennis A. Vincenzi, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Aeronautics, Undergraduate Studies
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide