R. Scott Erwin has been an employee of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) located at Kirtland AFB, NM, from 1997 to the present. He is currently the acting Chief Scientist for the Space Vehicles Directorate. Dr. Erwin has been the Principal Investigator or Co-PI for six on-orbit flight experiments during his career at AFRL, including his most recent role as the PI for the Air Force EAGLE-Mycroft flight experiments. Dr. Erwin is the author or co-author of over 120 technical publications in the areas of autonomy, spacecraft communications, dynamics & controls. He is a Fellow of both AIAA and IEEE and was the 2016 recipient of the IEEE Judith A. Resnick Space Award for “for outstanding contributions to spacecraft vibration isolation technologies and ultra-precision pointing of large flexible space platforms.” His current research interests are the interplay between communications, estimation, machine learning, and control in autonomous, networked multi-spacecraft systems.
Dr. (Richard) Scott Erwin
Chief Scientist (Acting), Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate