Kyle Smalling

Kyle Smalling

Research Engineer I

Tel: (757) 864-9621


Kyle Smalling


  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, California State Polytechnic Institute of Pomona, 2013

Work Experience

  • Research Engineer, 2014-present
  • Aero Project Intern, NASA Langley Research Center, 2013-2014
  • Sales Associate, Bass Pro Shops, 2007-2013

Research Areas/Expertise

  • UAS Development and Operations
  • Data Acquisition System Development and Integration

Current Research

UAS Integration into the National Airspace

Integration of UAS into the National Airspace is a multifaceted problem. Three thrusts being focused on are geocontainment, alternative position and navigation technologies (APNT), and vehicle detection. Geocontainment strives to monitor a vehicles location in relation to a boundary in a very repeatable way. APNT is focused on testing different ways of determining a location without the use of the Global Positioning System. Vehicle detection is focusing on both cooperative and uncooperative detection of vehicles for use in flight path planning.


Hogge, E., Kulkarni, C., Vazquez, S., Smalling, K., Strom, T., Hill, B. and Quach, C. (2017). Flight Tests of a Remaining Flying Time Prediction System for Small Electric Aircraft in the Presence of Faults.Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2017.

Hogge, E., Bole, B., Vazquez, S., Kulkarni, C., Strom, T., Hill, B., Smalling, K., & Quach, C. (2017). Verification of prognostic algorithms to predict remaining flying time for electric unmanned vehicles. to appear in International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management, Vol. 8 doi: 2017

Smalling, K., Eure, K. (2015). A Short Tutorial on Inertial Navigation System and Global Positioning System Integration. NASA Technical Report

Hogge, E., Bole, B., Vazquez, S., Celaya, J., Strom, T., Hill, B., Smalling, K. & Quach, C. (2015). Verification of a remaining flying time prediction system for small electric aircraft. Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2015.