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Major Garrison Lindholm

Assistant Professor

Department of Aeronautics

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(719) 333-9200

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Bio

Major Lindholm was commissioned in 2006 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He has served 12 years on active duty. He is a developmental engineer with an expertise in aerospace control systems and a true love for diversity and inclusion. He has served as an acquisition officer in the test and lab roles. Prior to his current position he was the Deputy Chief of the Controls and Automation Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB Ohio.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2006)

Master of Science, Engineering with Emphasis in Aerospace, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2010)

Doctor of Philosophy, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (2014)

Professional Experience

March 2007 – September 2009, Global Hawk Subsystems Engineer, 773rd Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California

September 2009 – December 2012, Hypersonic Project Engineer, 773rd Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, California

December 2012 – March 2014, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

March 2014 – May 2015, High Speed Systems Control Engineer, Power and Control Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

June 2015 – June 2017, Deputy Chief, Controls and Automation Branch, Power and Control Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

June 2017 – present, Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Department of Faculty, US Air Force Academy, Colorado

Honors & Awards

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Research and Scholarly Interests

Flight control, non-linear control, adaptive control, autonomy, and flapping wing micro air vehicles

Publications

“Closed-Loop Control of a Constrained, Resonant-Flapping Micro Air Vehicle,” From the proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2012

“Power Requirements for Control of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle using Piezoelectric Actuators,” From the proceedings of the 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2012

“Passive Rotation Joint Design Considerations for Lift and Thrust Generation for a Biomimetic Flapping Wing,” International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, 2014

“Closed-Loop Control of Constrained Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles,” Dissertation from AFIT, 2014

“Closed-Loop Control of a Constrained, Resonant-Flapping Micro Air Vehicle,” AIAA Journal, 2014

“Heuristic Near-Optimal UAS Path Planning Algorithm for Convoy Overwatch,” Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Vol 2, Issue 1, 2016