A Bit About Me!

Hello and thank you for viewing my portfolio! My name is Noah Ossanna and I am a 4th year Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics BSMS at Northeastern University. Ever since I was young, I have loved hands-on projects and seeing ideas become real. In college, I discovered my passion for robotics and founded a cluster of student-lead projects to research applications of deployable UAV swarms. For the past 3 years, I have lead design reviews, manufactured prototypes, facilitated tests, and organized subgroups as both an administrator and technical project lead. At the same time, my club and personal project work blends as I am pursuing side projects including autonomous ground vehicles and fixed wing aircraft. 

In addition to interests in automation and aerospace industries, I thoroughly enjoy the interdisciplinary nature of robotics fields, both amateur and professional. From mechanical design to prototyping and control, the challenges that I face make successful tests all the more satisfying. I am actively designing mechatronic payloads and autonomous vehicles with the intention of broadening my design, prototyping, fabrication, and software development capabilities. 

My Skills


  • SolidWorks (Proficient)
  • Fusion 360
  • Onshape
  • Inventor
  • ANSYS Fluent (Working on it!)


  • MATLAB (Intermediate)
  • Arduino (Manipulation of libraries & sensor usage)
  • Python (Basic)
  • ArduPilot (Copter/Rover branches)
  • ROS 1 and 2 (Basic)
  • Gazebo (SolidWorks to URDF)
  • Linux Shell
  • Git


  • FDM 3D printing (Proficient)
  • 2.5-axis CNC machining
  • PROTOMAX waterjet cutting
  • Full Spektrum laser cutting


  • Certified SolidWorks Professional
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate
  • Licensed FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot

Work Experience

  • UAV/Robotics Co-op responsible for hardware design, development, and flight testing
  • Worked with MATLAB, Arduino, Pixhawk systems, and Raspberry Pi for data analysis and robotics projects
  • Part-time test pilot and hardware designer
  • Prepared to construct flight vehicles, perform maintenance, and execute test scripts
  • Hardware systems project lead responsible for developing airframes, payloads, and mechanisms
  • Constructing custom UAVs with on-board sensory and computation abilities for Swarm missions
  • Researching swarm deployment techniques using lightweight airframes and actuators
  • Co-founder of Northeastern UAV (NUAV): a cluster of student-lead research projects within Northeastern Unviersity's greater aerospace engineering club: AerospaceNU
  • In charge of oversight of all NUAV projects, budgets, outreach efforts, and educational classes

Find my resume here.

My Work Projects

As a UAV technician and test pilot, I supported flight operations of aerial vehicles during DARPA’s Squad X tests at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, CA. Working with SSCI and engineers from Lockheed Martin, I serviced aerial vehicles and conducted operations during combined systems tests. Click the link below for more information!