Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Lead and Research Strategist in MITRE’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD)
Andrew Lacher is the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Lead and Research Strategist in MITRE’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) where is responsible for coordinating MITRE’s research and analysis related to the safe operation of UAS in civil airspace. He is also responsible for helping to coordinate MITRE’s independent research and development, and discretionary investments in the area of civil aviation and air traffic management.
Lacher serves on a number of industry committees, standards working groups and external research advisory committees. He has more than 20 years of systems engineering experience mostly in the aviation domain. Prior to his MITRE work, Lacher worked as a product manager for Orbcomm and was a strategic information technology consultant working with small airlines.
Lacher earned both an MS in Operations Research and a BS in Electrical Engineering at The George Washington University.