- Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
- Executive Director of Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS), VP Research & Economic Dev
- Associate Dean For Research, Deans Office Aerospace
- Grand Challenge Champion for Autonomy, Research & Sponsored Prgm Dev
Clifford Hall Room 400
4149 University Ave Stop 9006
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9006
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Grand Forks, ND 58202
Dr. Askelson is the Executive Director of the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS), Associate Dean of Research for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
He has over 20 years of research and applications experience with weather radar, including advanced applications involving radar polarimetry and phased array technologies.
His areas of expertise include radar meteorology, numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, and autonomous systems. His current research efforts include Detect And Avoid (DAA) systems, integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) into the National Airspace System (NAS), and counter-UAS/autonomy.
Dr. Askelson has led multiple UAS research efforts, including multimillion-dollar efforts focused on using both ground-based phased-array radars (development of the Ganged Phased Array Radar-Risk Mitigation System; GPAR-RMS) and cooperative data (the Limited Deployment-Cooperative Airspace Project; LD-CAP) for DAA.
He is a lead in multiple ASSURE (Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence) research efforts.
Detect and Avoid
Ph.D., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 2002
M.S., Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, 1996
B.S., Meteorological Studies, University of North Dakota, 1993
B.S., Mathematics, University of North Dakota, 1993