Jose Benavides

Research Engineer

Jose started employment at IHMC in 2014. Jose is building upon more than six years with the Advanced Control and Evolvable Systems (ACES) Group in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center.

Jose is currently leading an engineering team in charge of the NASA International Space Station (ISS) Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Facility. The [SPHERES Facility]( is one of the most used and popular ISS National Lab Facilities with over 80 on-board test sessions and 400+ hours of Facility Console activities involving crew.

His past projects include rapid prototyping of controls systems using FPGAs, controls-oriented vehicle design of air-breathing hypersonic aircraft, trajectory generation and optimization for tactical flight management systems, pilot-in-the-loop high fidelity 6-dof flight simulation, and small satellite software. His research interests include embedded systems, rapid prototyping of control systems, air traffic guidance and control, spacecraft, small satellites, robotics, and human-machine interaction (HMI).

He has a bachelors and masters degree from Arizona State University in Electrical Engineering, with specialization in control systems. His hobbies include reading, hiking, dancing, and computer networking.