UMD UAS Test Site Operational Status

The UMD UAS Test Site is currently operating in a telework environment, as part of the state-wide response to COVID-19. To contact us, please email Contact information for individual team members can be found here.

Nicknamed “Q,” Jacob Moschler  works closely with government, industry, and academia to select problems that can be solved with UAS. Once a problem is defined, Jacob modifies aircraft with 3D-printed parts and custom software to build quick, proof-of-concept solutions.  

Jacob is an experienced innovator with two decades in the aviation industry. He has repaired and restored many civilian aircraft, from Beech 18 to Boeing 747. He became interested in UAS while managing a hangar converting experimental aircraft into optionally-piloted drones. His favorite projects since joining the UAS Test Site range from an National Science Foundation project scanning the jungle of Belize to dropping life preservers for the local water rescue department.

In his spare time, Jacob is working on an M.S. in systems engineering to complement his B.S. in mathematics. He also moonlights as an airline mechanic on Boeing 737s and goes sailing whenever he can. 

Phone: 301-862-7824 ext. 804