ASW’s vision is a future where the usability, reliability and safety of small unmanned aircraft allow them to become a value-added part of everyday operations in existing industries and those yet to come.
ASW Core Team
Lead Software Engineer
Russell leads software engineering at ASW. He has 12 years of technical and program management experience in automotive, aeronautical, and defense industries. Russell is experienced with full stack development, with a focus on cloud computing and mobile app development. He previously worked on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Air Force air-to-air missile acquisition programs.
Russell earned his M.S. in Computer Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Director of Training
Dan manages our customer training programs. In addition to his role at ASW, he teaches in the Aviation program at San Jose State University. He also works as a consultant to provide Human Factors Engineering services for DoD programs and NASA. His work experience includes developing engineering and management processes for Microsoft, BAE systems, and FMC Corporation.
Dan holds an FAA private pilot certificate with single and multi-engine land ratings, a mechanic certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings, and an Inspection Authorization. He is certified under Part 107 as a remote pilot. Dan earned his M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California and his B.S. in Aeronautics from San Jose State University.
Research Software Engineer
Anthony is ASW's Research Software Engineer. He has 7 years of technical experience in both management and development. His work experience includes the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate where he worked on emerging technology integration on SUAS. He is experienced with electronic attack and countermeasures for GPS receivers. At the Air Force Research Laboratory, he led a $21M SUAS program to provide surveillance to conventional forces.
Anthony earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Guidance Navigation and Control, from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Wilkes University.
Jeff serves as ASW's Business Manager. He is a serial entrepreneur in the aviation industry. He has owned and operated businesses specializing in aircraft training, maintenance, and fleet management. He earned his B.S. in Business and Accounting.
Growth Marketing Manager
Shakti manages our Digital Marketing Platform. He has 10+ years of experience in Product Management and Digital Marketing. At ASW, Shakti is responsible for Growth Marketing, Lead Generation and Brand Manager.
He is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and a Commercial Pilot. In addition to this, he also holds a Transport Canada Commercial Pilot License. He earned his B.S in Information Technology from Mumbai University
Prabjot is ASW's R&D Engineer. She has experience with communication systems and networking protocols. Prabjot is also a research assistant at San Jose State University (SJSU), working on collision avoidance in flying ad-hoc networks. She is working towards her M.S. in electrical engineering at SJSU.
UAS Composites Technician
Trevor serves as ASW's UAS Composites Technician and test pilot.
Trevor has experience building and flying remote control aircraft and holds an FAA Private Pilot certificate. He is working towards his B.S. in Aviation Operations at San Jose State University.
ASW was formed in 2015. Our founders are private flight school owners, collegiate aviation professors, human factors engineers, mechanical engineers, and unmanned systems engineers with UAS experience in both government and civilian sectors.
We got our start as a systems integrator for larger agencies facing the challenge of bringing together new aircraft, avionics, payloads, teams, and training to accomplish their missions.
After building an initial customer base, we often found ourselves faced with requests for drone capabilities that simply weren’t available on the market.
This began our shift towards manufacturing, sale, and support of the most industrial-grade drones in their class.
We now produce more than five UAS models at our California location and support long-term maintenance programs on all variants.
Our work also includes white-label drone production, design of custom systems, and engineering support for payloads and peripherals.