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Alexander A. Trusov, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist with a major defense / aerospace corporation in the greater Los Angeles area. His focus is on leading a portfolio of advanced technology R&D projects in the area of inertial sensors, instruments, and systems across four orders of magnitude in performance as well as C-SWAP. Dr. Trusov received B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied Mathematics and Mechanics from the Moscow State University, Russia in 2004 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2006 and 2009, respectively. From 2009 through 2012 he was a Project Scientist in the Mechanical and Aerospace Department at the University of California, Irvine. While at UCI, he served as the Principal Investigator (PI) and a Co-PI on half a dozen DoD sponsored projects, developing and overseeing a research program with a $2 M/year budget and 10 researchers. Dr. Trusov was the lead inventor and developer of the Quad Mass Gyroscope (QMG) achieving a measured 1.2 million Q-factor and sub-deg/h performance with interchangeable rate, whole angle, frequency modulated, and self-calibration modes of operation. He was also a PI on the efforts that introduced and successfully developed folded MEMS IMUs, frequency modulated MEMS IMU architectures, as well as wafer-level glassblown quartz and ULE 3-D resonators and hemispherical gyroscopes with demonstrated atomic smoothness, sub-1 Hz frequency symmetry, and ultra low dissipation.

Dr. Trusov's research interests include conceptualization, design, modeling, fabrication, and vacuum packaging of micromachined systems and inertial instruments, multi-sensor signal processing and system software architecture development, design of characterization experiments, and performance data analysis. Dr. Trusov has published over 75 journal and conference papers and has 11 issued U.S. patents (half a dozen more pending) on these topics. His work on low dissipation MEMS sensors toward navigation grade performance received an Outstanding Paper award at Transducers 2011, the Design Contest award at System-on-Chip Conference 2011, the Best Paper award at IMAPS Device Packaging Conference (DPC) 2012, and an Outstanding Paper award nomination at Transducers 2013. He has served on technical program committees for IMAPS DPC 2011-2013, Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems (ICINS) 2014-2015, IEEE Inertial Sensors conference 2014-2016, IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) 2014, and the International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers) 2015. He is also a reviewer for major journals in the fields of MEMS, sensors, and measurement science. Dr. Trusov is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Navigation (ION), as well as a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Alexander A. Trusov (M’06, SM'14), Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist with a major defense / aerospace corporation in the greater Los Angeles area, where he leads an advanced technology R&D portfolio in navigation sensors, instruments, and systems spanning four orders in magnitude in performance and SWAP+C. Dr. Trusov received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied mathematics and mechanics from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), CA, USA, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. From 2009 through 2012, he was a Project Scientist in the Mechanical and Aerospace Department at UCI, where he served as the PI and a co-PI on more than half a dozen DoD sponsored projects. Dr. Trusov's research interests include conceptualization, design, modeling, fabrication, and vacuum packaging of micromachined systems and inertial instruments, multi-sensor signal processing and system software architecture development, design of characterization experiments, and performance data analysis. He has published over 75 journal and conference papers and has 11 issued U.S. patents on these topics. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award at Transducers 2011, the Design Contest Award at the System-on-Chip Conference 2011, and the Best Paper Award at the IMAPS Device Packaging Conference 2012. He has served on technical program committees for IMAPS Device Packaging Conference 2011-2013, Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems (ICINS) 2014-2015, IEEE Inertial Sensors conference 2014-2016, IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) 2014, and the International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers) 2015. He is also a reviewer for major journals in the fields of MEMS, sensors, and measurement science. He is a member of the ASME and ION, and a senior member of IEEE.

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Alexander A. Trusov, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist with a major defense / aerospace corporation in the greater Los Angeles area, where he leads an advanced technology R&D portfolio in navigation sensors, instruments, and systems spanning four orders in magnitude in performance and C-SWAP. He has published close to a hundred papers, has 11 issued U.S. patents, and was a recipient of the best paper award at several international conferences. Dr. Trusov serves on technical program committees for various IEEE and ION conferences. He is a member of the ASME and ION and a senior member of the IEEE.