MAY 8-11 | KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON CONVENTION CENTER DALLAS

The Second Annual Texas Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Summit

  • Room: Ballroom C1/C2
Wednesday, May 10, 2017: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Speaker(s)

Aaron Cook
UAS Manager
AETOS, a member of Mistras Group
Arjuna Fields
Department of the Navy Representative (ASW-930)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Central Service Area
Barry Moore
Detective
Mansfield Police Department
Bob Avant
Director, Corporate Relations
Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Charlie Stevens
Research Engineer, P.E., PTOE
Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)
Christopher Poe
Assistant Director
Connected and Automated Transportation Strategy
Dale Cope
Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Texas A&M University-College Station, TX.
Daniel Landry
President
LandBros Aerial
Davis Hackenberg
UAS Integration in the NAS
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Gary Sera
Agency Director
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Hunter Goodwin
President and COO
The Oldham-Goodwin Group
Hunter Morgan
Program Analyst 1
Lone Star UAS Center (LSUASC)
Jeff Saunders
Director Texas Task Force 1
Texas Task Force 1
Jerry Hendrix
Executive Director
Lone Star UAS
Jim DeVisser
Battalion Chief
Corpus Christi Fire Department
Jinha Jung
Assistant Professor, Engineering and Computer Science
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Joe Henry
Director, Outreach and Commercialization
Lone Star UAS Center (LSUASC)
John Barton
Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director RELLIS Campus
Texas A&M University System
Jon Mogford
The Texas A&M University System
Kamesh Namuduri
Associate Professor
University of North Texas
Kelly Quintanella
Interim President
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Kelvin Solco
Regional Administrator
Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Deputy Administrator
Lisa Mutchler
Program Director, Economic and Workforce Development
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Luis Cifuentes
Vice President for Research, Commercialization & Outreach
Lone Star UAS Center (LSUASC)
Marc Moffatt
Mr. Moffatt
Unmanned Aerial System Center of Excellence
Margaret Jenny
President
RTCA
Marke Gibson
Senior Advisor, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration
FAA
Matthew Barger
Intelligence and Technology Portfolio Lead
Department of Homeland Security
Maurice Griffin
Systems Engineer
Lone Star UAS Center (LSUASC)
Melanie Neely Willis
Assistant Director
Lone Star UAS Center (LSUASC)
Natalie Ruiz
City of College Station - Economic Development
Nithya Rajan
Assistant Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences
College Station, TX.
Robin Murphy
Professor
Texas A&M University
Rose Mooney
President
Arch Angel Aero
Russell Franques
Associate Director, Client Relations,
Coastal Bend Business Incubation Center (CBBIC)
Sabrina Saunders-Hodge
Manager of Unmanned Aircraft Systems R&D , UAS Integration Office
Federal Aviation Administration
Scott McGowan
CEO
Precision Aerial Compliance Solutions LLC
Steve Williams
Director of Operations and Strategic Development
TEEX/ICHS/NUASCP
Tim Dunnigan
President
Talon Aerolytics, LLC.
Todd Graetz
UAS Program
BNSF Railway
Tommy Kurtz
VP
Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation

Description

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) are proud to announce the Texas UAS Summit 9-10 May at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.  We are also excited to announce our Summit is fully integrated with AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2017 Educational Program.  

This year we bring together key U.S. and State of Texas Congressional Leaders along with key leaders from the Law Enforcement and First Responder community across Texas and the nation.  The summit will also include presentations by UAS leaders and experts from the FAA, NASA, our Oil & Gas Partners, UAS experts in rail and highway transportation management, forest management and response, agriculture, land management, the growing Texas UAS commercial sector, a Women in UAS leadership panel and our academia research and development partners.

Wednesday, May 10

10:30 AM-10:40AM        

Senior Leader Welcome

Speakers:           

Dr. Luis Cifuentes, VP Research-Commercialization and Industry Outreach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Dr. Kelly Quintanilla, Interim President, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

10:40 AM-10:55 AM       Counter UAS Perspectives

Jerry Hendrix, Executive Director, Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC)

10:55AM-11:00AM          NASA-LSUASC Space Act Agreement Signing      

Speakers:

Dr. Jon Mogford, Vice Chancellor for Research, the Texas A&M University System,

Jerry Hendrix, Executive Director Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation and

Joel R. Sitz, Acting Director of Programs, NASA-Armstrong

11:00 AM-12:00 PM       Women in UAS (Leadership in Action)

Our Panel of Senior Women Leaders in UAS discuss the ever-expanding role for Women to contribute and grow as Leaders while shaping UAS in the NAS.   

Moderator:

Rose Mooney, President, Arch Angel Aero

Panelists:

Margaret Jenny, President, Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA)

Dr. Robin Murphy, Director, Texas A&M University Experiment Station (TEES), Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) and the Center for Emergency Informatics, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Melanie Neely-Willis, Assistant Director, LSUASC

12:00 PM-1:00 PM          Lunch (Not provided)    

12:00 PM-12:30 PM       RELLIS Campus Update (Focused on Autonomous Systems)

Update on the RELLIS Campus plans to support Autonomous Systems research and partnerships.

Speaker:

John A. Barton, P. E., Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director, RELLIS Campus, Texas A&M University System

12:30 PM-1:00 PM          Best Practices and Technological Opportunities in Unmanned Search and Rescue        

Speaker:

Dr. Robin Murphy, Director, Texas A&M University Experiment Station (TEES), Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) and the Center for Emergency Informatics,  Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

1:00 PM-1:45 PM            Application of UAS in Agricultural Research

Our Panel of Experts provides exciting updates on how UAS technologies are enabling Agricultural Research and mitigating any future food crisis throughout the world.             

Moderator:

Bob Avant (Moderator), P.E., Director, Corporate Relations Texas A&M Agrilife Research 

Panelists:

Dr. Dale Cope, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University-College Station, TX.

Dr. Jinha Jung, Assistant Professor, Engineering and Computer Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Dr. Nithya Rajan, Assistant Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station, TX.

1:45 PM-2:00 PM            Texas UAS Summit Poster Competition Awardees

Speaker:             

Dr. Melanie Neely-Willis, Assistant Director, LSUASC

2:00 PM-2:30 PM            Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership

Update on a new Partnership with U.S. DOT designation for testing and early deployment of connected and automated vehicle technologies in Texas.             

Speaker:

Dr. Christopher Poe P.E., Assistant Director, Connected and Automated Transportation Strategy

2:30 PM-3:00 PM            Quebec/Canada UAS-LSUASC-TEEX Partnership Update

Our Quebec/Canada Partner provides an update on their UAS capabilities and accomplishments followed by Ceremonial Signing of our Tri-Lateral Memorandum of Agreement to collaborate on UAS related matters.          

Speakers:

Marc Moffatt, Director General, UAS Centre of Excellence, Alma Quebec, Jerry Hendrix, Executive Director, LSUASC and Gary Sera, Director/CEO Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

3:00 PM              Inaugural Texas Unmanned Systems Summit Announcement (November 2018)    

Speaker:

Joe Henry

 


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