Our Team

Aerial Robotic Systems began its mission with the understanding that, while the UAS market was thriving, there was ample room for improvement in how drones are designed and built.  Our goal then was simple: find out what our customers want, and give it to them.  With decades of experience and an insider's understanding of autonomous flight, ARS is able to work with you to find solutions and help realize your vision.


noel simmons
Chief Technical Officer

With 20 years’ experience as an aircraft manufacturer, Simmons has built, test-flown and provided advanced pilot training in over 40 experimental aircraft.  Simmons has a dynamic knowledge base of machining and mold-making with both CNC mill and lathe, and experience using Solidworks, GibbsCam and other machining software.  He is an A&P-IA with a Commercial CFI, EAA tech counselor, EAA flight advisor and Part 107 Drone Pilot.


pork lewis
General manager

Pork Lewis brings extensive experience in sales development, operations management, networking and consultation to Aerial Robotic Systems.  Having spent the bulk of his working life creating sales and consultancy organizations, Lewis brings to the table a broad network of technical consultants and business associates and a diverse understanding of direct sales marketing.


N. chandra sekhar, phd
software developer

Chandra Sekhar has more than a decade of experience in Electronics & Embedded System Design & Development.  With a truly unique approach to the proprietary ECU and Pixhawk coding software, Sekhar brings Aerial Robotic Systems an engineering skill set that includes development, robotics, prototyping, electronics design and embedded firmware.