Gano Chatterji

  • Bio: Dr. Gano Chatterji is an engineer with a diverse, cross-functional background in technology research and development, systems engineering, and software development. His thirty-five years of multidisciplinary experience includes air traffic management, flight dynamics and control, modeling and simulation, cybersecurity, pilot/controller workload modeling, computer vision and pattern recognition, machine learning, numerical methods, and fluid mechanics. Gano has worked as Solutions Architect for the development of large-scale simulators for Air Traffic Management (ATM) research costing tens of millions to over 100 million dollars. He developed trajectory synthesizers—core technology—for three of the four major ATM systems developed at the NASA Ames Research Center. He worked as Software Development Manager for 14 years; he was responsible for all aspects of software lifecycle process including requirements analysis, planning, design, development, test, deployment, and operations and maintenance. Gano brings both domain and formal software development expertise that make him uniquely qualified for design and development of simulators and systems for ATM research and decision-support. Since 2020, he has investigated various aspects of operating multirotor electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft, including performance modeling; trajectory optimization; guidance, navigation, and control; trajectory simulation; and battery discharge modeling for prognostics. Gano has authored 83 papers and five patents. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has received several awards from NASA and Raytheon; he is a recipient of the IEEE M. Barry Carlton Award and the AIAA Aerospace Software Engineering Award. He is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering in America.