Imraan Faruque

Alexandria, Virginia Virginia Virginia Tech
Imraan Faruque
Born9 August 1984
EducationB.S. Virginia Tech
Known forUAV Development

Dr. Imraan Faruque is an American who is most known as a designer and author in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) field. He is the designer responsible for a variety of UAVs, including several currently operational in Iraq, the most well-known being the R-series UAVs which are based on commercial airframes, along with work on Insitu's ScanEagle.[1] These vehicles are normally deployed as a part of reconnaissance missions as they are unarmed but carry either a significant camera or FLIR unit.

Personal life

He was born on August 9 in Alexandria, Virginia,[2] but soon moved to Charlottesville, Virginia,[2] where he lived until 2002 when he moved to Blacksburg,Virginia,[2] where he earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering at Virginia Tech.[3] Also was in US FIRST robotics competition. Imraan is the brother of fellow Virginia Tech graduate, Ruel Faruque,[2] a researcher and team member for the Virginia Tech DARPA Urban Challenge team.[4] . On July 16, 2016 he was married to Rachel Mumbert.

Organizational Involvement

Faruque is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, an alumnus founding member of the Royal Aeronautical Society's Human Powered Aircraft Group at Virginia Tech,[5] a Minta Martin Endowed Fellow at the University of Maryland, and is reported to do advisory work for various government and university agencies in unmanned aerial vehicle design and flight test at the Army's Fort Benning, GA; Eglin Air Force Base, FL; Tyndall Air Force Base, FL; and Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD . He serves as a worship leader for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries.[6] Imraan is a post-doctorate scholar of the Virginia University of Maryland Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory [7] where he has worked on "insect-like robots."[8][9]

Published works

Faruque's published works include


  1. ^ "US Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles". Description of some currently deployed military UAVs. 2006-07-18. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
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  3. ^ "India West article". Archived from the original on 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  4. ^ Archived 2013-02-01 at
  5. ^ "Human Powered Aircraft Group at Virginia Tech". Archived from the original on 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
  6. ^ "University of Maryland Chi Alpha website". Retrieved 2007-04-20.
  7. ^ "University of Maryland Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory Website". Archived from the original on December 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-13.
  8. ^ "Birds, bees, and robots". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  9. ^ "Imraan Faruque Post Doctoral Scholar". Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Initial Development of a Vision-Controlled Diesel-Fueled Unmanned Aerial System". 2006 AIAA Midatlantic Regional Student Conference. 2006-04-20. Archived from the original on 2006-09-11. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  11. ^ "Development of an Autonomous Aerial Reconnaissance Platform at Virginia Tech" (PDF). Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Internationale. 2005-07-21. Retrieved 2007-04-25.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Flight Test Bed for Visual Tracking of Small UAVs" (PDF). 2006 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit. 2006-08-21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  13. ^ Imraan Faruque (2012). Control-Oriented Reduced Order Modeling of Dipteran Flapping Flight. BiblioBazaar. ISBN 1249032547.