Ed Dumas


Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Pilot
and Computer Programmer/Analyst


Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Program


Office: (865) 386-7506

Current Research

I’m involved in research using both small UAS and general aviation aircraft to make measurements of mass, momentum, and energy exchange in the lower boundary-layer of the atmosphere.  Upcoming experiments in the summer of 2023 will use small UAS to measure the moisture content and surface characteristics of ground cover prior, during and after controlled burns for forest fires, in addition to using a Diamond Twin Star DA-42 aircraft to measure fluxes of CO2 and CH4 over the Arctic landscape around Prudhoe Bay, AK.


University of Tennessee Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, 1993

Professional Experience

Pilot, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Computer Programmer/Analyst, NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, Oak Ridge, TN
1993 to present

Engineering Trainee (Co-Op Student), Materials Testing Branch, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9154-9052

ResearcherID: C-6669-2016