Emergent Space Technologies Overview


Joint Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Chapter Meeting

Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. (www.emergentspace.com) is an innovative Small Business headquartered in Laurel, Maryland that is focused on providing technology development and engineering and science support services to NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Core competencies include systems engineering; guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C); flight dynamics; integration and test, and software development. Dr. George Davis, president and founder of Emergent, will present summaries of current and recent technology development projects that highlight cutting-edge applications in spaceborne GPS from NOAA’s GOES-R mission; proximity operations, rendezvous and capture for NASA’s Restore-L mission; spacecraft formation flying for DARPA’s System F6 program; and command and control of small autonomous UAVs from DARPA’s CAPSat program.

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  • Southwest Research Institute
  • 6220 Culebra Road
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States 78228-0510
  • Building: Administration (Building 160)
  • Room Number: Auditorium

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  • Starts 11 October 2017 12:30 PM
  • Ends 08 November 2017 10:30 AM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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Dr. George Davis

Dr. George Davis of Emergent Space Technologies, Inc.


Dr. George Davis is the Founder and President of Emergent Space Technologies, Inc., an aerospace engineering and software development company headquartered in Laurel, Maryland.  Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas in 1996 for his research into GPS-based precise orbit determination for low altitude geodetic and oceanographic satellites such as ICESat and GRACE. Upon graduation, he joined the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado as a post-doctoral research scientist.  In 1997, he joined the Orbital Sciences Corporation to support the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in GPS navigation technology development for space missions. In 2000, he took a brief hiatus from the aerospace industry and joined Appnet, an information technology company based in Laurel, MD that built websites for commercial and government clients. In 2001, he founded Emergent Space Technologies, Inc., to provide specialized engineering and research and development services to NASA, the U.S. Air Force and DARPA. Over the last 15 years, Emergent has grown to over 55 employees, with customer sites in Maryland, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado and California. In addition, Dr. Davis serves on the University of Texas Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics’ External Advisory Committee, a position he has held since 2005. In this capacity, he advises the ASE/EM department on technology, business, and hiring trends in the aerospace industry from a Small Business perspective.

Dr. George Davis of Emergent Space Technologies, Inc.