Ron Hidde

Manager, Flight and Test Support

Ron Hidde joined RDA in October 2014 as a Project Engineer and Manager for the Aircraft Test and Integration efforts in support of acoustic programs in Patuxent River, MD.  Ron is the Principal Investigator for our Expeditionary Compact Autonomous Acoustic Processor (EXCAAP) project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). EXCAAP will be designed to automate sonar processing and sensor command and control to enable USMC platforms/systems by minimizing operator workload and contributing to the USW fight by expanding the lethality of the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO).

Ron also provides program/project management, engineering/technology development, design and integration support, test planning, test support, and flight operations services in support of Acoustic Systems Division AC15000, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), and PMA-264 for the P-8A Poseidon Acoustic Mission Systems.

Ron has a B.S. degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an M.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University. Ron is a native of Wisconsin and resides in St. Inigoes, Maryland with his wife, Darleen. His three children are grown and on their own. He enjoys biking around Southern Maryland and boating on the Chesapeake Bay with family and friends.