Alexander Roup is a Principal Systems Engineer with Rockwell Collins in the GS Flight Control and Navigation group in Sterling, Virginia. Since joining the company in 2012, Alexander has performed flight control and navigation design work on several unmanned platforms including Textron RQ-7 Shadow, General Atomics Gremlins, and the University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory Ferox vehicles. He has also worked with Rockwell Collins’ Advanced Technology Center Immersive and Autonomous Systems group. Prior to Rockwell Collins, Alexander developed flight control, estimation, and simulation systems for a variety of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles including multiple configurations of the REMUS-600, Bluefin-12, and the VCT Powered Tow Body. Alexander received a Ph.D. in Control Theory from the Aerospace Engineering department of the University of Michigan in 2002.