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Guidance, Navigation and Control Graduate Award

This program was instituted in 1998 by the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee. Eligible applicants will be participating (or plan on future participation) in research endeavors that will impact one or more of the areas of guidance, navigation, and control as part of their graduate studies. Official recognition will be in conjunction with the Awards Presentation Ceremony at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech). In addition, the AIAA Foundation will present the recipient with a special recognition plaque in honor of this award. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply, as are students at non-U.S. schools. Past winners are ineligible for 3 years, after which they can apply again
  • Full Name: Dr Brent Tweddle
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: Brent Tweddle is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brent works in the Space Systems Laboratory under the supervision of Professor David W. Miller, Professor John J. Leonard and Dr. Alvar Saenz-Otero. He received his S.M. degree from the same department in 2010, and a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering and Mechatronics from the University of Waterloo in 2007. Brent is also a NASA JPL Graduate Fellow in the Computer Vision Group under the supervision of Dr. Larry H. Matthie