Gregg A. Shoults - Biography

Gregg Shoults

Dr. Gregg A. Shoults is Associate Leader of the Surveillance Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, in the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division.  In this role, he is responsible for research and development of surveillance systems and decision support architectures in support of the FAA, DoD, and DHS.  Major research efforts span the NextGen Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS X), Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), runway safety and incursion monitoring, and integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the national airspace.

Dr. Shoults joined Lincoln Laboratory in 1996 as a Technical Staff member in the Air and Missile Defense Division, conducting systems analysis on missile defense architectures for theater and strategic ballistic missile systems.  He served a four-year field assignment at the Reagan Test Site (RTS) on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands as a radar systems engineer and test director.  Upon his return he led the Laboratory’s Test and Evaluation Program supporting the Missile Defense Agency in conducting missile flight tests to collect data on Re-entry vehicle countermeasures.  In 2007 he entered into an IPA assignment with the Missile Defense Agency, serving as the Chief Scientist of the Ground Based Missile Defense Program.

Prior to joining the Laboratory, Dr. Shoults worked at the McDonnell Aircraft Company in St. Louis, MO, where he was a member of the navigation and air to ground weapon delivery group on the F/A-18 fighter aircraft program and supported internal research and development efforts in the area of navigation, guidance and control. 

Dr. Shoults holds a D.Sc. from the Department of System Science and Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis, MO; an M.S. from the Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at Purdue University; and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Parks College of St. Louis University. 















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