Growing up along the Niger River in Africa, Kingsley Fregene developed a strong connection to the natural world. He also recognized the importance of electronics and control systems while visiting oil refineries. Taken together, these experiences sparked in him a curiosity and desire to pursue a career in robotics and aircraft engineering.
As an engineer, Fregene relies upon his creativity and multiple disciplines, including science and math, to develop solutions to technical problems. As a principal research scientist for Lockheed Martin, he has worked on numerous engineering and design projects, including his latest project, Samarai. Samarai is an unmanned aerial system (UAS) with a design inspired by the aerodynamic structure of a maple seed.
the study of how air moves.
vehicle able to travel and operate above the ground.
a system for controlling the operation of another system
person who analyzes, designs, and constructs systems to conduct electricity.
development and study of technological function and devices on a scale of individual atoms and molecules.
branch of electronics that deals with the study, construction, operation, and use of robots, or machines that can perform tasks.