Antonios Tsourdos is a Reader in Autonomous Systems and Control and Head of the Guidance and Control Group at Cranfield. His research areas include UAV Autonomy, UAV Path Planning, Coordinated Guidance, Cooperative Control, UAV Swarm, Autonomous Sensors Network, Sensor and Data Fusion, and Vehicle Health Management. He has authored many scientific research papers and has served as a guest editor for journal special issues on 'multi-vehicle systems cooperative control with applications'; 'advances in missile guidance and control: theory and practice', and cooperative control approaches for multiple mobile robots'.
Brian A White, now Professor Emeritus at Cranfield, was until recently Head of the Department of Aerospace, Power and Sensors and also Head of the Guidance and Control Group at Cranfield. His areas of expertise are robust control, non-linear control, estimation, observer applications, inertial navigation, guidance design, soft computing and sensor and data fusion. He has published widely in the control science field, mainly on autopilot design and guidance. He has managed significant contracts in the area of guidance. He has organized and run numerous invited sessions at major control conferences and co-edited a special issue of the IFAC journal Control Engineering Practice on Control in Defence Systems. He has served as associate editor for the IMechE Journal of Aerospace Engineering (Part G), IMechE Journal of Systems and Control Engineering (Part I), and the Journal of Nonlinear Studies.
Madhavan Shanmugavel is a Research Officer within the Guidance and Control Group at Cranfield.