My basic research interests include a combination of dynamic simulation, control system design and flight testing as well as inventing and developing new flight control algorithms and vehicle designs to improve performance of autonomous air vehicles which include fixed wing, rotorcraft, projectile, parafoil vehicles, and multi-body systems. The projects I have worked on are at the intersection of flight dynamics, control engineering and air vehicle design.
Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
C. Montalvo, J. Richardson, "Robust Three-Dimensional Characterization of a Complex Atmosphere at High Resolution using Multi-Agent Windmappers" AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference. June 2015 Dallas, TX
C. Montalvo, and M. Costello. "Meta Aircraft Flight Dynamics." Journal of Aircraft 2014: 1-9. DOI: 10.2514/1.C032634
J. Dykes, C. Montalvo, M. Costello, J. Sahu “Use of Micro Spoilers for Control of Finned Projectile”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, November 2012, Vol 49, Iss 6. Pg 1131-1140See More
M. Costello, C. Montalvo, F. Fresconi, “MultiBoom: A Generic Multibody Flight Mechanics Simulation Tool for Smart Projectiles”, ARL-TR-6232, October 2012.
C. Montalvo, M. Costello, “Meta Aircraft Connection Dynamics”, AIAA GNC/AFM Aug 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
T. Hermann, C. Montalvo, B. Costello, M. Costello, “Design, Simulation and Experimental Testing of Humanitarian Aid of Airdrop Micro Packages”, AIAA GNC/AFM Aug 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
J. Sahu, M. Costello, C. Montalvo “Development and Application of Multidisciplinary Coupled Computational Techniques for Projectile Aerodynamics” - Seventh International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics – July 2012.
C. Montalvo, M. Costello, “The Effect of Canard Stall on Projectile Roll and Pitch Damping” Journal of Aerospace Engineering, September 2011, Vol 225, Iss. 9. Pg 1003-1011
M. Ward, C. Montalvo, M. Costello, “Performance Characteristics of an Autonomous Airdrop System in Realistic Wind Environments”, AIAA GNC/AFM Aug 2010.
C. Montalvo, M. Costello, “Estimation of Projectile Aerodynamic Coefficients Using Coupled CFD/RBD Simulation Results”, AIAA GNC/AFM Aug 2010
ME 228 Mechanical Engineering Analysis I
Faculty Advisor: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Chapter and USA Launch Society Student Chapter