David Downing

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
2120 Learned Hall


Research Interest

Advanced flight control
Flight testing
Instrumentation systems


B.S. 1962 University of Michigan
M.S. 1963 University of Michigan
Sc.D 1970 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Courses Taught

AE 245: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
AE 360: Introduction to Astronautics
AE 551: Dynamics of Flight II
AE 732: Introduction to Flight Test Engineering
AE 750: Applied Optimal Control
AE 753: Digital Flight Control I


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