Photo of Ed Dumas

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Pilot
and Computer Programmer/Analyst


Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Program

Office: (865) 386-7506

Current Research

I’m involved in research in the lower boundary-layer using small UAS to make temperature, relative humidity, and wind measurements. ATDD will participate in two upcoming studies this summer, the CHEESEHEAD 2019 experiment in Park Falls, WI from July-September 2019 and the International Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in October, 2019.

A listing of publications is available in pdf format here.


University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, 1993

Professional Experience

Pilot, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Computer Programmer/Analyst, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, TN
1993 to present

Engineering Trainee (Co-Op Student), Materials Testing Branch, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL

S2 BlackSwift Launch

S2 BlackSwift Launch

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S2 BlackSwift Landing
(click on image to view landing)