Mr. Veljko Petrović is a mechanical engineer and co-owner of PR-DC. He was born on April 8, 1994, in Jagodina, Serbia. After graduating secondary school, he moved to Belgrade to study mechanical engineering at the University of Belgrade. In 2018, he received his Master of Science degree after defending his thesis titled: Application of numerical analysis for quadcopter airframe optimization. After graduating, he enrolled in a PhD program in numerical mechanics and started working as a teaching associate at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Belgrade. After working at the university for 3 years, he left the teaching job to fully commit to research and development at PR-DC and his PhD research.
Combining his knowledge of electronics and understanding of mechanics, Veljko's main job at PR-DC is designing and testing tightly integrated aircraft electronic systems. These include autopilot hardware, power and battery management systems, computer vision, etc. Parts of his PhD research are used for multicopter frame analysis and optimization. Veljko is also the main UAV test pilot in the company.