Christopher M. Kroninger is the Emerging Overmatch Technologies (EOT) ERP Program Manager at the Combat Capability Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory (DEVCOM’s ARL). His Robotics and Autonomous Systems team in the ERP conducts research in single and multi-agent autonomy to include heterogeneous team control, agent-task assignment, vision-based navigation, and flight control and mechanics. Until recently, he also oversaw the “Heterogeneous Group Control” portfolio within the Distributed and Collaborative Intelligent Systems and Technology Collaborative Research Alliance (DCIST CRA), a consortium of academic researchers conducting research collaboratively with ARL. Previously, Kroninger was the lead for the Microsystem Mechanics Team of the Autonomous Systems Division and also the Technical Area Lead for the Micromechanics Center of the Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA). Kroninger has been with ARL since 2007. In that time, his research has expanded from the fight mechanics of small unmanned aerial systems, to flight control, and then to multi-agent control and autonomy. Early work included conducting wind tunnel tests in the 2’ x 3’ subsonic tunnel at NASA Langley in support of the DARPA Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) program. Prior to working at ARL, Kroninger completed a Masters degree in the Aerospace Engineering Department of the Pennsylvania State University. His thesis research explored optimal circulation distributions for rotorcraft.
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Systems of Autonomy
(9:10am - 9:55am)