Jerry Hendrix

UAS Programs Lead Principal Research Engineer VII, RSESC


301 Sparkman Drive
Von Braun Research Hall
Room M44
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Jerry Hendrix is the Director of UAS Programs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville leading all UAS research and testing supporting commercial, military and governmental customers alike. Prior to coming to UAH he was the Executive Director for the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation where he worked for the Texas A&M University System in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is an aerospace leader having worked for industry including Boeing, L3 Communications and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for over 35 years. Jerry has supported FAA, NASA and DOD missions over his career and is a published author in technical journals in systems and software engineering.


  • Associate of Mathematics, Gordon College, 1980
  • Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983

Honors & Awards

  • NASA distinguished selectee as a NASA Launch Honoree & Space Flight Awareness Award
  • NASA distinguished Selectee of the Astronaut Office coveted NASA Crew Award
  • Selected as an internationally recognized engineer/scientist with the Walter P. Batson Technical Fellowship Award
  • Twice selected by NASA for a NASA Group Achievement Award
  • Winner of the prestigious Texas A&M Corpus Christi - Presidential Order of the Silver Wave for bringing international recognition to the university

Recent Publications