Dr. Carlos Montalvo

Dr. Carlos Montalvo

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

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 1131-1140

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ME 228 Mechanical Engineering Analysis I

Faculty Advisor: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Chapter and USA Launch Society Student Chapter