David Cox Senior Research Engineer NASA
AIAA Aviation Forum 2019
Dr. David E. Cox has 28 years of experience with NASA and is currently a senior research engineer in NASA Langley’s Dynamic Systems and Controls Branch. He serves as the controls integrated-product-team lead for NASA’s X-57 project, a manned flight demonstrator for distributed electric propulsion technologies. Within X-57 he is responsible for propulsion and flight-dynamics model development and flight simulation efforts. Dr. Cox has previously worked on UAV flight projects for NASA’s AirSTAR subscale testbed and the Learn-to-Fly adaptive-control flight experiments. Previous research interests include convex optimization for the design of active flutter control systems, distributed control for acoustics, active magnetic suspension systems, and real-time software design. Dr. Cox has a PhD degree from Duke University in Mechanical Engineering, and a Masters/Bachelors from Virginia Tech in Electrical Engineering.