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John Mcarthur

Part-Time Lecturer of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • 2008, Doctoral Degree, Aerospace Engineer, University of Southern California
  • 2005, Master's Degree, Aerospace Engineer, University of Southern California
  • 2003, Bachelor's Degree, Aerospace Engineer, University of Southern California
  • 2001, Other, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, United States Military Academy


2017 - Present
Various topics. Various industries.

2017 - 2018
Univ. of So Cal, CA
Lecturer in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

2015 - 2017
AeroVironment, CA
Senior Vision, Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer

2012 - 2015
Rolls-Royce, IN
Controls Engineer for Advanced Engine Concepts

2010 - 2012
AeroVironment, CA
Multi-disciplinary Systems Engineer

2008 - 2010
AeroVironment, CA
Aeromechanical Engineer

2005 - 2007
Aerospace Corp, CA
Member of the Technical Staff - Fluid Dynamics Division

2003 - 2008
Univ. of So. Cal, CA
Doctoral Candidate, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Student

2001 - 2003
Univ. of So Cal, CA
Student, Aerospace Engineering

1999 - 2001
US Military Academy, NY

Ft Sill, OK
US Army Artillery School for Fire Direction Control

Dixie State College, UT
Student, General Education

Research Summary

Aircraft Dynamics and Controls

General Aero/Fluid Dynamics and Controls

General Vehicle Dynamics and Controls

Microcontrollers, Software Development, Controls Implementation

Vision Based Systems, Image Processing

Rapid Prototyping, Scaling Principles

Test/Experimental Methods

Lumped Parameter Modelling

Optimal, Adaptive, and Model Predictive Controls

Optimal Estimation (Kalman Filters) and Particle Filters

Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM)

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • PHE 332
  • Charles Lee Powell Hall
  • 3737 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453
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