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Our People

 

We are a West Australian based designer and manufacturer of UAVs. Persistent brings together a small team of highly skilled engineers, technicians, and entrepreneurs that are the cutting edge of UAV innovation and capability advancement.

 Dwain J Hill

Dwain J Hill

Founder & CEO

Dwain, the Founder & CEO of Persistent Aerospace, is a self-confessed technology enthusiast and entrepreneur with a passion for all things electronic.

Dwain brings with him a lifetime of innovation in the communications and aerospace field specialising in radio frequency innovation, in both civil and military sectors.

Dwain’s distinguished career began in commercial communication and rapidly progressed to General Aviation helicopters, General Aviation avionics, Military contracting employed by Celsius Hawker Pacific, and the airline industry.

Beyond the Aerospace industry, Dwain has proven his business success as owner and director of Ben Linden Pty Ltd, which successfully operated a significant group of child care centres.

Significantly back in the 1990’s a fellow engineer once said to Dwain that “An aircraft is more than a life support system for an avionics package” ……….

Whilst slightly amused at the time by the comment, Dwain accepted those words as a challenge.

The personofication of that challenge is Persistent Aerospace.

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Thomas Henderson

Thomas Henderson

Chief Innovation Officer

Business Partner Thomas Henderson is Chief Innovation Officer. Thomas holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Design and Commerce from University of WA. He has been flying and designing UAVs for more than 10 years.

 

 

 

Marc Hurley

Marc Hurley

Director - Airframe & Powerplant Specialist

As a helicopter Airframe/Engine and Structural Specialist, Marc brings a wealth of high tech aviation skills to the Persistent Team.

With a talent for structural and mechanical prototype design he only utilises aviation grade materials and hardware in developing Persistent’s innovative UAV’s.

Originally a Coppersmith Sheet Metal Worker apprentice at the Royal Naval Aircraft Yard Fleetlands (now Vector Aerospace) Marc further developed his skill set by becoming a Licensed Aircraft Mechanical Engineer on various modern helicopters in the offshore and SAR worlds.

With over 30 years in the aviation industry his previous experience encompasses both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, examples including

-coordinating and implementing the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s F-16 modification programs
-coordinating and implementing the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s Sea King SAR modification program
-overseeing a team of engineers during the Airbus A340-600 avionics production program

As a former Utility Winch Operator and current Lead SAR Crewman for the UAE Desert Challenge, one of Marc’s passions is to help develop a capability for drones in the SAR World.

Dr. Leonard Hall

Dr. Leonard Hall

Director

Dr. Leonard Hall is an experienced RF engineer who has applied his expertise to the Australian and US defence industries.

Leonard’s previous rolls include Senior Millimetre Wave Technology Researcher at the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

Leonard is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in antenna array design and has extensive experience in the areas of MMIC and RFIC design, mm-wave radar and communications.

Leonard is also the lead control developer of ArduCopter, after designing and writing the multi-rotor control and navigation code and is responsible for its ongoing development. In this position Leonard collaborates with a diverse range of similarly talented people making ArduPilot the largest open source autopilot in the world with well over 1 million aircraft currently in operation.

Leonard provides tuning and mechanical design support for a range of large industrial multi-rotor projects around the world. He is also regularly invited to speak at conferences and industry events on multi-rotor dynamics and control theory.

Leonard completed his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Adelaide in 1999 with honours and in 2009 completed his PhD in the area of mm-wave array beam formers. Leonard’s thesis, ‘mm-Wave Constrained Lens Design’, was awarded the Adelaide University’s Gertrude Rohan Memorial Prize.

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Here's a few disclaimers for those who like to read all to the way to the fine print.
This web site is intended to introduce you to Persistent Aerospace, our people, our philosophy, and provide enough information to whet your appetite for our technology and it's potential application.
We have gone to quite some lengths to protect our intellectual property, concept ideas, and defense export restricted products  from the bad dudes who would love to copy it. This is the reason that we have no actual current product images or descriptions on the page.

Persistent Aerospace warrants that Persistent is the only Mil-Spec persistent drone manufacturer in Northbridge.

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