Dr Charles Patchett
Charles, ex RAF Phantom Navigator and Boscombe Trials Officer, has extensive systems engineering experience working at BAE Systems leading the Intelligent Flight Systems Research Group within the R&T department. He has undertaken roles within the Eurofighter Avionic Joint Team, led teams researching stealthy avionics and played a key role in researching decision support and information fusion systems.
Prior to his retirement from BAE Systems in 2012, Charles conducted ten years specialist research into autonomous air systems and is the author of the Autonomous Integrated Mission System (AAIMS) which is specialised decision architecture for complex control of unmanned air vehicles. Charles joined the VEC in 2013 and provides specialist technical support to the Autonomous and Intelligent Systems team.