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Karl R
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Bachelors Aerospace Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology 2021
Southwest Research Institute
| UTSR Gas Turbine Industrial Fellow
01 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019 San Antonio, TX
Research fellow under the DoE Office of Fossil Energy's Gas Turbine Industrial Fellowship -Determined viability of hybrid cycle UAVs for surveillance missions & created an NPSS tool for subsequent mission analysis -Designed and built laser PIV system for <10% of quoted industry cost for low speed turbulence testing -Standardized NPSS unit conversions for international use, streamlined data collection of drag testing (65% time reduction)
Ben T. Zinn Combustion Lab
| Undergraduate Researcher
02 Jan 2018 - 31 May 2018 Atlanta, GA
Undergraduate Researcher -Literary investigation of various fuel types (liquid, solid, gel) and their viability for use in scramjet combustion -Standardized lab procedures for LabView controls -Test, repair, maintenance of engine test cells
Aerospace Systems Design Lab
| Fabrication Lead
01 Aug 2018 - Present Atlanta, GA
Yearly AFRL engineering design competition: -Responsible for the creation of all components for both testing and final design on the APOP team. -Increased the thrust/weight ratio of a small gas turbine engine by 13.67% -Currently working on solutions to wind-milling and small scale thrust vectoring
Projects & Publications
Drone Gesture Based Control
Lead a team of two other students to design, develop and implement a control scheme for a 3DR Solo drone using hand gestures
3D Spectrum Sensing Map via Drone Mounted Receiver
Working on mapping the spectrum of radio signals & using interpolation to create a 3D representation of the area in question
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