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 flight control systems and hardware for drones. Our flight control solutions reduce energy use by up to 30%, and are auto-configured to your exact drone configuration, enabling instant energy savings through a simple software download.
Our innovative flight control systems are essential for cargo-delivery applications, enabling cargo drones to maintain stability with hanging payloads, and providing the ability for drones to handle shifting and off-center payloads.
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
Pedram Safi, Director of Cloud & Software
Pedram Safi has experience in mechanical engineering, aerospace and cloud-technology startups and spent time building and deploying clout IoT networks for live sensor integration and analysis; beyond startup experience, Pedram developed no-fail hardware and technology for Honda R&D Americas. BS Mechanical Engineering; MS Mechanical Engineering & Robotics, CalState University, Long Beach; MS Computer Science, University of Southern California
Director of Cloud & Software
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.