Dr. Alessandro Benini is a Optical Navigation Capability Lead at RedWire Space, Littleton, Colorado, USA. Previously, he was a Research Scientist at Germandrones GmbH, Berlin, Germany where his duties included the design, development and implementation of navigation and control algorithms for VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) UAVs.
Until December 2016, he has worked as Research Scientist at the Unmanned Systems Research Institute (DU2SRI), Denver, Colorado, USA. During his experience at the University of Denver, he also served as Adjunct Professor for the course of Computer Vision, during Winter quarter 2016. In 2014 he worked as an Algorithm Engineer at Civitanavi Systems S.r.l., Italy, focusing on the development of Inertial Navigation Systems and AHRS, based on Civitanavi’s proprietary Fiber Optic Gyroscope technology. In 2013, he was an exchange Ph.D. Student at the University of Denver working on vision aided autonomous landing for UAVs, using inertial sensors and GPU-based parallel computing methods.
On March 2014, he received his Ph.D. degree in Automation Engineering at the Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy. During his Ph.D. he has collaborated with Thales Italia in the development of localization algorithms using UWB (Ultra Wide Band) technology.
His research interests include the development of algorithms for localization and navigation of UAVs, Sensor Fusion algorithms, image-processing and GPU-based computation.
He is author of 16 publications in International Conferences / Journals on Unmanned Systems. Furthermore, he is author of 2 patents, in collaboration with the University of Denver.
Dr. Alessandro Benini has been a IEEE Member in 2016.
Below is a video of Dr. Alessandro Benini's activities at the University of Denver, CO, USA.