Eric N. Johnson

Georgia Institute of Technology

Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering


Eric N. Johnson, Lockheed Martin Assistant Professor of Avionics Integration, has a diverse background in guidance, navigation, and control including applications such as airplanes, helicopters, submarines, and launch vehicles. He received a B.S. degree from University of Washington, M.S. degrees from MIT and The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, all in Aerospace Engineering. He also has five years of industry experience working at Lockheed Martin and Draper Laboratory. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2000, and has performed research in adaptive flight control, navigation, embedded software, and autonomous systems. His doctoral thesis work involved adaptive control of reusable launch vehicles. He was the lead system integrator for rotorcraft experiments and demonstrations for the DARPA Software Enabled Control program, which included the first air-launch of a hovering aircraft and adaptive flight control of a helicopter with a simulated actuator failures. He is the principal investigator of the Active Vision Control Systems AFOSR project developing methods that utilize 2-D and 3-D imagery to enable aerial vehicles to operate in uncertain complex 3-D environments.