Our Story

SMD was founded in 2003 as a technology development company and is currently located in Arlington VA. at 4141 Henderson Dr, suite Plaza 9, 22203.  This location and entrepreneurial environment has been strategically selected by SMD to foster accelerated technology solutions to marketable products.


Curtis Mitchell, Ph.D., President/CEO (Co-Founder), has been the CEO of SMD Corp since co-founding the company in 2003.  Curtis has over 24 years in directing Research and Development programs in support of government and industry in the areas of computational acoustics, sound and vibration, and fluid dynamics.  In addition to Curtis’ leadership in providing overall corporate direction, he also serves as technologist responsible for developing analytical tools, program management, and commercialization strategist.

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Dr. Thomas E. Alberts, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University  specializes in Automatic Control, Robotics, and Drones. He has recently been involved at Dam Neck Naval Base, assisting NSWDG with their drone applications and drone technology education.  Dr. Alberts is a key individual for SMD services related to Drone Control, Stability, Sensing Systems, Design, Calculation of Flight Duration and Speed, Drone Photogrammetry and Mapping, and Education in all Aspects of Drone Technology.