Assistant Professor, Aviation
- UAS, Autonomous Systems, Scaled Autonomy, Long-Range Navigation
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Mr. Philip “PB” Brandt (Lieutenant Colonel/O-5, USAF Retired) is an Assistant Professor of Aviation, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota (UND). His studies focus on unmanned and autonomous systems, aerial navigation, and he is the prime instructor for the Aviation Department’s International and Long-Range Navigation, Autonomous Fundamentals, and UAS Enabling Concepts courses. He has taught at UND since 2017 and is a regular contributor to research, technology, and business development projects for the UND Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS).
Mr. Brandt possesses an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, a B.A. in Literature, and holds USAF Senior Pilot and Navigator aeronautical ratings, as well as FAA commercial and instrument airplane and helicopter licenses. He has over 1,600 hours flight time in the EC-130H, HH-60G, RQ-4B, and various civil training aircraft. Mr. Brandt is also a factory-certified operator and technician for UAV Factory's Penguin-C UAS.