Chris Moffatt

Chris Moffatt photoChris Moffatt specializes in advanced signal processing for wireless communications at Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems Division in Melbourne, FL.  He currently serves as Chief Technologist, developing secure wireless digital communication waveforms to enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to fly in the FAA National Airspace System (NAS).  Chris has 18 issued US Patents and more than 10 IEEE publications in the area of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications.

Very passionate towards aviation and aeronautics, he is a commercial pilot and licensed to fly multi-engine airplanes, seaplanes, and helicopters.  His favorite area in inventing avionics is the opportunity to perform the radio flight tests as Pilot in Command (PIC).

Chris’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience: “Purdue Calumet provided an excellent combination of theoretical and hands-on engineering experience that allowed me to begin designing new systems in a team environment.  The small class sizes allowed me to work closely with Purdue engineering professors to deeper understand the course material.  During senior design, our professor, Dr. Kozel, guided us to design a noise cancelling headset for NASA’s shuttle transport crawler. He also helped me obtain an internship at NASA which motivated me to pursue a career in Signal Processing, Aviation and Aeronautics.”

Chris’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students: “Choose to specialize in an area of your field of study that you truly enjoy.  When work and hobby begin to blend together, you become more motivated, innovative, and your career will continue to excel.”