Senior Mechanical Engineer
Jon is a LaunchPoint team member performing the detailed design, analysis, assembly, and testing of LaunchPoint’s dual Halbach array motors. He played a key role in designing the electric tail rotor for a Bell 206 helicopter to replace the mechanically driven tail rotor for a Navy-ONR Phase I SBIR. He has also been developing a generator design suitable for hybrid electric power on a UAV, and was an integral part in designing and building the prototype magnetic transmission from a Phase I SBIR with NASA. Before working at LaunchPoint he worked at Northrop Grumman, Aerospace Systems as a product engineer and manufacturing engineer on a variety of projects building and designing satellite hardware. He received his bachelors and masters in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also worked as a laboratory engineer for Honeywell Airframe Systems, and performed composite materials research in the multifunctional composites laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles.