Don't Count Out Large UAS in the Commercial UAS Game: Recent Advances in Large UAS Platforms, Technology, and Capabilities for Commercial Use
Wednesday, May 10, 2017: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
While the focus of the commercial UAS industry over the past several years has been on small UAS, substantial progress has been made towards commercializing large UAS/RPAS. The FAA and industry have completed significant work for large UAS operated by DOD, NASA and DHS, but the focus now should be on routine, large-scale operations by commercial operators. These government agencies conduct daily missions over extended ranges over both terrestrial and maritime domains without incident, proving that large UAS operations can be done safely in the NAS. Major advances and investments in UAS specific technologies, such as Detect and Avoid and datalinks requirements are yielding success. Members of this panel will discuss recent advances in commercial large UAS platforms, UAS specific technology, and the future capabilities being developed today. The discussion will cross industry, research organizations, and the stakeholder community.
Who Should AttendStakeholder community interested in large UAS