Alan D. Tipton, Ph.D., is the founder of Alan Aerospace LLC. Alan received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 2004. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2006 and 2008 where he was a member of the Radiation Effects Research (RER) Group. His research testing and modeling single event effects (SEE) for radiation hardness assurance in microelectronics and semiconductor devices.
Alan has worked in a variety of settings including aerospace start-ups, university research labs, commercial satellite telecommunications, and government/defense contractors. Alan has worked at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he supported NASA and DoD space programs. He worked at Draper Laboratory supporting Navy and Air Force DoD strategic radiation hardened electronics designs. Alan joined OneWeb, a Silicon Valley startup, in 2014 and spent three years in Toulouse, France as part of the Airbus-OneWeb Satellites joint venture. His six years of progressive experience there led him through several roles including satellite radiation manager, solar array panel technical lead, and systems engineering. Most recently Alan has worked for Airbus US Defense and Space and Raytheon Technologies as a space systems engineer.
Alan is the author or co-author of 10 publications and is a frequent lecturer for training sessions and workshops. He is a 20+ year member of the IEEE and the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society and is a sometimes paper reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC), Radiations Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS), and the Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) conference.