George Hansen

GEORGE HANSEN is a materials reliability engineer and the sole proprietor of Advanced Material Designs and Reliability (AMDR), which develops high-reliability products and materials for niche applications and extreme conditions and environments. With nearly 30 years of experience developing products and materials for defense and medical device applications, Dr. Hansen has specialized experience and expertise in ceramics, metals and alloys, natural and synthetic polymers and composites, and high- strength fibers, as well as diverse physical and chemical property measurement tools, accelerated life testing, systematic failure analysis, computer modeling, reliability prediction and assessment of electronics, electromechanical systems, electronic materials, polymers, and composites. He has a Ph.D. in chemical physics and high-temperature chemistry from Rice University and is certified in reliability engineering by the American Society for Quality.

NOVEMBER 02, 2019

Reliability of UAVs and Drones

Introduction Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as those pictured in Figure 1, have been the subject of active development and use...

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