Henry de PLINVAL

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Director within ONERA,

Henry de PLINVAL

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Director within ONERA,

Biography

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Henry de Plinval graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, France, in 2006 and received his MSc in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2006 from MIT (USA). He worked at Safran until 2008 in the inertias field. Since 2008, he joined the Systems Control and Flight Dynamics Department within ONERA – the French Aerospace Lab. He has developed researches in the field of guidance, navigation and control, mostly for UAVs, with a particular focus on visual servoing for VTOL UAVs, and the reconfiguration of vehicles in the face of unpredicted events. He completed a PhD on the vision based control of thrust-orientable UAVs in 2014. Since 2015, he serves as the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Director within ONERA, where he supervises the UAVs activities.