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Cal Coopmans

Cal  Coopmans

AggieAir Director

Research Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: EL 143 A

Educational Background

Graduate of Montana State University. 
Masters and Ph.D of Electrical Engineering from Utah State University.


AggieAir head researcher and systems engineer. Oversees AggieAir platform, payloads, sensors, avionics development, as well as full system integration and testing. Expertise in aerial and ground robotics, unmanned systems, embedded/real time systems, digital and analog controls, DSP, Linux kernels and Unix operating systems, networking (TCP/IP, UDP, etc.) all levels of software development (assembly, C/C++/C#, Perl, Python, Java, etc.), mechatronics, electrical hardware design and implementation, mechanical design and materials.


Dr. Coopmans holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University where he researches drone and robotic applications for real-world science. He has deep experience in aerospace, hardware, software, and networking technologies as well as sensors, control systems, and autonomous systems. He is a Research Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Utah State University, and is the Director of the AggieAir research laboratory (, an interdisciplinary aerial research group focused on unmanned aerial remote sensing.