Dr. Jack Elston has over 14 years experience working in the UAS field, and is the CEO and co-founder of Black Swift Technologies. He is the technical lead on all avionics work at BST including the creation of a low cost, highly capable autopilot system and unique networking technologies to enable cooperative control of UAS.
Jack received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2011 where his research culminated in the design of a UAS used to conduct the first-ever intercept of a tornadic supercell thunderstorm by an unmanned aircraft.
He has been directly involved in the development of more than twenty different unmanned aircraft systems and has conducted hundreds of flight experiments in adverse conditions including surveys at 14,000 ft MSL and operations in the Arctic.
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