Darren Moe

Darren Moe is currently Senior Director of Automation and User Experience (AUX) for the Mission Systems business unit of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) where he and his team develop and deploy payload control, processing, and dissemination software, as well as the company’s next-generation user interface systems. Mr. Moe’s focus is employing automation to enhance the affordability of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations. Mission Systems focuses on providing integrated sensor equipment and software for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platforms and develops electro-optic sensors and meta-material antennas.

Mr. Moe began his career with General Atomics (GA) and affiliated companies in 1998 as an intern for GA’s Electromagnetic Systems Group and was one of the first people to work on the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. Among his accomplishments, he was a member of a very small team that conceived the Claw® sensor control and image analysis software in 2001, as well as GA-ASI’s next-generation ground control station, the Advanced Cockpit, in 2006. He also served as Director of Software Engineering and Algorithm Development for Mission Systems, where he managed a team of 150 that developed software for Lynx, Claw, advanced algorithms, and laser and electro-optical product lines. Prior to his current position, he was Program Director of Mission Software where he oversaw the Claw product line; the System for Tactical Archival, Retrieval, and Exploitation (STARE) software product line; and Advanced Cockpit mission-critical software systems.

In 2012, Mr. Moe was named one of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Aerospace and Aviation.”

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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