Phillip Jones – ICSL

Phone 404.894.3834
Location VanLeer 441
Research Group UAV

Phillip earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1999. Then he gained some industry experience working for Harris Corporation in Florida designing circuits for the Comanche RAH-66 helicopter and the International Space Station. He began his graduate work through Georgia Tech Lorraine in Metz, France where he earned his M.S. in ECE. While still in France, he continued his studies at ENSEEIHT in Toulouse where he earned his Diplôme d’Ingénieur.

Currently he pursues research in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Intelligent Control Systems Laboratory at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.

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Phillip’s research is focused on increasing the autonomy of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Software Enabled Control
The goal of the SEC project is to develop reconfigurable fault-tolerant control and demonstrate high-level mission planning scenarios as well as low-level vehicle control.
Boeing Renegade Project
Developed a maneuver library including aggressive maneuvers to be used in conjunction with the Open Control Platform.
Maverick UAV

Aided in technology transfer of the Georgia Tech flight control system to the Maverick UAV. The Maverick is a modified Robinson-22 helicopter that was utilized as a testbed for the A-160 Hummingbird.

Maverick UAV (photo credit: Ken Graeb, courtesy Boeing Corporation)



(note: the preceding link will become active in May 2009)


  • P. Jones and G. Vachtsevanos, Multi-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Coverage Planner for Area Surveillance Missions, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Conference, 2007.
  • P. Jones, B. Ludington, J. Reimann, G. Vachtsevanos, Intelligent Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Improved Autonomy, European Control Conference, 2007.