Department of Engineering

Daniel P. Martin

Part-Time Lecturer of Engineering
Daniel Martin photo

Office Location

149 John Mitchell Center


(207) 780-5287


Academic Degrees

  • B.S. Engineering Physics, University of Maine, 1976
  • M.S. General Engineering, Boston University, 1989
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 1993


After earning the Engineering Physics degree from the University of Maine in 1976, Dr. Martin worked for several years as an aerospace engineer. He contributed to several R&D programs developing integrated GPS/Inertial navigation systems and optimal control for flight vehicles before joining Boston University’s first robotics laboratory and earning the Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering. His thesis work was in optimal control of over-actuated (kinematically redundant) mechanisms. Dr. Martin currently consults on projects involving multi-sensor image fusion and R&D efforts using Software Defined Radio for rapid prototyping and development of RF systems.

Dr. Martin is a past chairman of the Maine Section of the IEEE. He has taught Mechanical Design at the University of Southern Maine as an adjunct, and has taught Control Systems, Engineering Mathematics, and Flight Vehicle Design Lab as an adjunct at Boston University. Dr. Martin is an active pilot, a former flight instructor, and holds a commercial drone pilot license (sUAS).

Areas of Expertise

Research interests include algorithm development and system performance analysis for image processing and digital signal processing applications. Dr. Martin has provided R&D services for integrated GPS/Inertial post-flight processing systems used in test range instrumentation. Currently developing an R&D capability in small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) sensors and control.

Areas of Scholarship

Waxman, A.M., Hu, H. and Martin, D.P., "Maritime group motion analysis: Representation, learning, recognition, and deviation detection," Information Fusion (Fusion), 2015 18th International Conference on, Washington, DC, 2015, pp. 1015-1021.

Ivey, R.T., Waxman, A.M., Fay, D.A., Martin, D.P., “Learn-while-tracking, feature discovery and fusion of high-resolution radar range profiles,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of Information Fusion, 2003, v. 1, 2003, pp. 741–748

Carlson, N.A., Martin, D.P., Berning, S.L., Howe, P. G., "Reducing Geoid Height Errors in Precision Navigation and Targeting", Proceedings of ION 58th Annual Meeting / CIGTF 21st Biennial Guidance Test Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, June 24-26, 2002, pp. 102-113.