The Rhoman team has over 35 years of aerospace experience, and combines 3 key technologies to deliver essential point solutions for immediate UAV needs, and future solutions to scale drones into new commercial markets.
Who We Are
Rhoman Aerospace develops innovative vision-based flight control, autonomy, and navigation solutions for drones. Our solutions deploy via software download, use the existing camera(s) on a drone, and allow the drone to visually track it's relative position or exact location without GPS, for trustworthy, entirely hands-free operations in contested airspace.
Thomas Youmans, CEO
Thomas Youmans worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Systems Engineer & Data Scientist, in government consulting with the Department of Energy, and in Investor Due-Diligence market research in the private sector before founding Rhoman. Double BA, Physics & Economics, Lewis & Clark College; MS Mathematics & Statistics, Georgetown University
James Croughan, VP of Technology Development & Controls
James Croughan is an Aerospace Engineer with significant experience integrating sensors, aerospace-controls systems, and hardware-enabled software solutions for UAV & UUV in austere environments. BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; MS & PhD, Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
VP of Technology Development
Garrett Clem, Controls & Cloud Solutions
Garrett Clem has experience with dynamic cloud systems from designing, programming, and implementing live content-bidding-selection and streaming services for cloud-hosted and AI purchased targeted advertising systems. Garrett has experience with autonomous UAV research, mechatronics, and UAV obstacle avoidance and guidance systems. BS & MS, Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University
Controls & Cloud Solutions
Thomas Callen, Business Development & Advisor
Thomas Callen has experience in product development, operations, logistics - and delivering innovative software products to market for Fortune 500 companies based on time spent in management consulting, investment banking, and in the aviation industry. BA, Econ, DePauw University; MBA, University of Notre Dame
Efaz Muhaimen, Simulation & Robotics
Efaz Muhaimen has experience deploying complex robotic systems with multiple compute-elements and actuators, programming open source, Microsoft, and Linux flight vehicle simulation environments, and teaching/TAing courses to the next generation of CS and robotics talent at USC. BA, Computer Science & Robotics, University of Southern California
Simulation & Robotics
COL James Henderson, DoD Advisor
COL James Henderson served in key billets from Platoon Leader to Brigade Commander in missions throughout the World. With time spent with ASA/ALT and working with the CTO in the 75th Innovation Command, COL Henderson is a DoD Innovation advisor to Rhoman.
The Rhoman Team has hands-on experience building and deploying dynamic control systems, autonomous air and underwater vehicles, and complex aerospace technologies, with development experience advancing aerospace technologies across private-public partnerships, commercializing DoD & Gov funded technology, and scaling commercial software products.
Advisors & Partners
Supporting our great team is a collection of advisors from world leading institutions that bring experience developing and deploying aerospace technologies and scaling software products.