Calvin R. Walker

Calvin R. Walker

Instructor II

315 Walker Engineering Building
P 662.325.5845

Mr. Walker received his B.S. from Mississippi State University in 1988 and M.S. in 2006 both in Aerospace Engineering. He went on to work in C-17 Flight Test at McDonnell Douglas in the early 90s and later in the research, development, test and evaluation of a composite quasi-constant speed propeller and composite aircraft trainer at Global Aircraft. He advises the Student UAS Team and was formerly senior flight test engineer at the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory.

Momentum – December 2022: Mr. Calvin Walker, ASE


  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2006.
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, 1988.

Teaching Areas

  • Unmanned aircraft systems
  • Aircraft flight mechanics
  • Aircraft design

Taught Courses

Undergraduate Courses
  • ASE 1501 Design Competition
  • ASE 3123 Aircraft Attitude Dynamics
  • ASE 2113 Introduction to Aircraft and Spacecraft Performance
  • ASE 4513 Aircraft Design I
  • ASE 4523 Aircraft Design II
  • ASE 4713 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • ASE 4153 Advanced Performance
  • EM 2433 Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics

Research Areas

  • Unmanned aircraft
  • Aircraft Flight Mechanics
  • Composite fabrication

Funding Agencies

  • Geneva Aerospace
  • Mississippi Science, Engineering and Technology

Select Journal Publications

  • The Development of a Proof-of-Concept Backpackable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, M.S. Thesis

Honors and Awards

  • Staff of the Year 2005-2006

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Senior Member)
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • American Helicopter Society
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association