Guidance, Navigation & Control

My skillset includes: MATLAB & SIMULINK experience to support system modeling and design, experience in modeling and simulation of in-water and aerial systems including 3-DOF and 6-DOF model/simulation development, performance...

Projects

PID, LQR, LQR-PID, and Kalman Filtering on a Quadcopter Platform (Multivariable Control, 2015); Flow Characterization over a Hemispherical Turret using ANSYS Fluent (Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2015); Fuel Slosh Control Challenges...

Photography

Feel free to check out my adventures on Instagram (@gerlik) or SmugMug (kigerlich).

About

Hello there! I'm Kaleigh - I am an aerospace engineer with a strong background in guidance, navigation and control systems (GNC). My favorite scripting tools are:  MATLAB, Python, and Git.  I get excited about unmanned vehicles (aerial, underwater, space; all of the above!) Outside of work, I can usually be...

Skills & Interests

EDUCATION & JOBS

2012-2016

Education

University of Washington - Master's of Aerospace Engineering Concentration: Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC) June 2016 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Dual Bachelor's of Science Concentration(s): Aeronautical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering...
2013-current

Hardware/Software Integration Engineer

The Boeing Company, Seattle WA Leading a team of engineers and mechanics performing hardware/software integration ground and flight testing for the USAF KC-46A Tanker program.  Authoring and reviewing aerial refueling...
2012-2013

Propulsion Engineer

The Boeing Company, Seattle WA Performed thermal analysis for redesigned engine insulation blankets reducing lifetime wear and failures by 30%. Guided 5 engine hardware design solutions through Boeing internal and...