Pedro Lima

Pedro Lima


Welcome to the digital CV of Dr. Pedro Gerbase Lima. The purpose of this page is to relate to prospective employers every relevant aspect of Dr. Lima’s professional career and expertise. The resume below contains direct several links to additional information, from academic transcripts to short presentations describing samples of the work Dr. Lima conducted in different institutions. The visitors are also invited to the tab on the right where short research movies, sample lectures, and a selection of published papers can be found.

A PDF version of Dr. Lima’s CV can be found here.

Research Sponsors

  • Federal Aviation Administration, IV&V of tracking automation systems and the development of a low cost ground surveillance and collision alert system, 2010-now
  • National Security Agency, Development of Cooperative Algorithms for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 2006-2007
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense, Multiple Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Persistent Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, 2006-2010
  • Air Force Research Laboratory: Munitions Directorate, Autonomous Rendezvous for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 2008-2009
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center, Griffin: Autonomous Surface Vehicles, 2008-2009
  • Measurement and Control Engineering Center, Cause-and-Effect Temporal Rule Extraction in Chemical Plant Processes, 2003-2005

Immigration Status

      Green Card holder since 2010

Professional Memberships

Awards and Honors

Research Interests

Estimation, Tracking, Air Traffic Control, Unmanned systems, cooperative algorithms, robotic vision, state estimation, sensor fusion, nonlinear Kalman filtering, neural networks, adaptive critic designs, nonlinear control, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, fault tolerant control, fault detection and diagnosis, and biomedical equipment.


  • Twelve years of experience in the design of novel control algorithms and sensing solutions for air traffic control, unmanned systems (ground, surface, and air), and fault tolerant control
  • A strong publication record in the application of advanced control, tracking, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms in the fields of air traffic control, fault diagnosis, fault tolerant control, and chemical processes inference
  • Experience acquiring, leading and supporting multi-disciplinary projects with governmental and academic partners

Leadership and Civic Services



Work History

Work History
Apr 2010 - Present

Staff Research Engineer

ARCON Corporation
  • Developing new algorithms and solutions for current and future Air Traffic Control operations
  • Providing sensor fusion and emulation prototype solutions for the FAA sense-and-avoid UAS requirement development team and other UAS requirement efforts
  • Troubleshooting and performing root cause analysis of third party products
  • Testing and evaluating performance measures of novel and existing systems
  • Programming algorithms in C++ under Unix and Windows environments
  • Pursuing independent research work supported by small business government grants

                                              SAMPLE ARCON RESEARCH PRESENTATION

Jan 2006 - Apr 2010

Senior Researcher

Center for UAS Research, United States Air Force Academy
  • Developed and tested novel decentralized UAS control algorithms on multiple physical platforms
  • Conducted research and managed the areas of control, sensors, and sensor fusion
  • Performed the role of principal researcher for successful projects for the Naval Research Labs, and the Air Force Research Laboratories - Munitions Directorate
  • Managed a robot vision project with researchers at the Purdue Robot Vision Lab at Purdue University
  • Provided lectures in robotics courses

                            SAMPLE USAFA RESEARCH PRESENTATION

Jan 2001 - Dec 2005

Research Assistant

Oklahoma State University
  • Developed personal research on fault tolerant control.
  • Pioneered at the university the research front on adaptive critic designs.
  • Conducted research in conjunction with the chemical engineering department in the field of autonomous rule extraction as part of an industry financed project.
  • Assisted on the development of grant proposals.

                                              SAMPLE OSU RESEARCH PRESENTATION

Aug 1999 - Aug 2000

Research Intern

Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, University of Sao Paulo
  • Designed, implemented and evaluated a micro-controlled generator of human air flow patterns.
Dec 1998 - Mar 1999


Altus Evolution in Automation
  • Investigated causes and explored solution for electromagnetic interference in process controllers.
  • Programmed industrial process controllers using Ladder language.







MS Excel, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Word

Microcontroller (Embeded) Programming