Dave Pearson

Lead Systems Engineer

David leads the technical development of Terradepth's Unmanned Marine Vehicles (UMV), from the whiteboard through production and operations. He excels working with diverse professional teams and subject matter experts while leveraging cross-domain engineering and industry standards to deliver safe and effective solutions.

While at ASV Global, David lead and contributed to several UMV projects for offshore Energy, Survey, Academia, Government, and Defense clients. David has been involved in the design of dozens of UMVs, built over six UMVs, and has operated over a dozen unique UMVs. His UMV experience ranges from as small as 2 foot vehicles up to 40 feet and capable of doing over 40 knots.

He has engineered USV Launch & Recovery Systems, and auxiliary operations equipment along with working with clients on timely integration of payload components and off the shelf equipment. Along with offshore USV field experience, David has experience operating USV from over the horizon communications and understands the risks and challenges involved with the evolving UMS industry. David brings his passion for UMS to TD as part of a holistic systems engineering approach to the reliable design and operations of the next generation unmanned marine ocean data collection platform.

He holds a Master's degree in Ocean Engineering with a concentration on autonomous marine vehicle modeling, guidance, navigation, and control from Florida Atlantic University's Seatech campus. David's Master's degree thesis developed and tested a high-level fuzzy-logic guidance system for autonomous launch and recovery of an AUV from an ASV as part of the FAU Autonomous Marine Systems Lab for an ONR funded academic research consortium.

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Dave Pearson

Lead Systems Engineer

David leads the technical development of Terradepth's Unmanned Marine Vehicles (UMV), from the whiteboard through production and operations. He excels working with diverse professional teams and subject matter experts while leveraging cross-domain engineering and industry standards to deliver safe and effective solutions.

While at ASV Global, David lead and contributed to several UMV projects for offshore Energy, Survey, Academia, Government, and Defense clients. David has been involved in the design of dozens of UMVs, built over six UMVs, and has operated over a dozen unique UMVs. His UMV experience ranges from as small as 2 foot vehicles up to 40 feet and capable of doing over 40 knots.

He has engineered USV Launch & Recovery Systems, and auxiliary operations equipment along with working with clients on timely integration of payload components and off the shelf equipment. Along with offshore USV field experience, David has experience operating USV from over the horizon communications and understands the risks and challenges involved with the evolving UMS industry. David brings his passion for UMS to TD as part of a holistic systems engineering approach to the reliable design and operations of the next generation unmanned marine ocean data collection platform.

He holds a Master's degree in Ocean Engineering with a concentration on autonomous marine vehicle modeling, guidance, navigation, and control from Florida Atlantic University's Seatech campus. David's Master's degree thesis developed and tested a high-level fuzzy-logic guidance system for autonomous launch and recovery of an AUV from an ASV as part of the FAU Autonomous Marine Systems Lab for an ONR funded academic research consortium.

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