Adrien Perkins is a Ph.D. candidate in the GPS Research Lab in the Aeronautics and Astronautics department at Stanford University. He received his Master of Science from the same department at Stanford University in 2015 and his Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Mechanical Aerospace Engineering in 2013. Adrien is also actively involved with the UAV community on campus, having served as President of the Stanford UAV Club for the 2015 academic year.

Education & Certifications

  • M.S., Stanford University, Aeronautics and Astronautics (2015)
  • B.S., Rutgers University, Mechanical Aerospace Engineering (2013)

Stanford Advisors

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Stanford UAV Club President, Stanford Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Engineers, Enthusiasts and Entrepreneurs (April 1, 2015 - June 1, 2016)

    Served as President of Stanford's UAV club.



Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Adrien is currently working on using UAVs to rapidly localize sources of GPS interference as well as successfully navigate in GPS denied environments.


  • CardinalSar - 2016 DJI Challenge

    A small team of Stanford students are making a UAV based system for the 2016 DJI Challenge competition. The UAV is being made to be able to autonomously land on a moving vehicle and navigate through a simulated urban environment to localize visual targets.



Lab Affiliations

  • Per Enge, GPS Lab (9/1/2014)

Work Experience

  • Course Assistant - AA241x, Stanford University (2015)

    Course Assistant for AA241x - Design, Construction and Testing of Autonomous Aircraft.



All Publications

  • GPS Jammer Localization Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle International Flight Inspection Symposium Perkins, A., Enge, P. 2016
  • Antenna Pilots UAV Perkins, A., Dressel, L., Lo, S., Enge, P. GPS World. GPS World. 2016
  • Antenna Characterization for UAV Based GPS Jammer Localization ION GNSS+ Perkins, A., Dressel, L., Lo, S., Enge, P. 2015
  • Jammer Hunting with a UAV Spicer, J., Perkins, A., Dressel, L., Lo, S., Enge, P. GPS World. GPS World. 2015