AIAA/AUVSI Third Workshop on Civilian Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CAUAS-3)
Monday, May 08, 2017: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CAUAS-3 will bring the AUVSI and AIAA professional communities together to focus on the current civilian applications of UAS, to look at lessons learned during the Public Decade (2008-2017), and to look forward to define the Civil Decade (2017-2026). Some of the key questions that will be addressed include:
- What is the current state of civilian applications of UAS?
- What are lessons learned from the Public Decade to be applied in the Civil Decade?
- What are the critical technologies and regulatory environment that must be in place in 5 years, 10 years?
- What are the roles of stakeholders in the Industry, Agency, and Academic communities to ensure U.S. leadership in the Civil Decade and beyond?
Stakeholder feedback will be collected during this ½-day event to help UAS manufacturers, operators, policy makers, and regulators begin to shape what we propose will be the Civil Decade.
1:30 PM-1:45 PM
1:40 PM-2:40 PM
Session 1: The Public Decade: Lessons Learned from Public UAS Research and Operations
Moderator: Mark Blanks, Director, MAAP and VT UAS Test Site, Virginia Tech
- Public UAS Research
- Dallas Brooks, Director, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, Mississippi State University
- Public Safety
- Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
- Geosciences & Environmental Change
- Jeff Sloan, UAS National Project Office Lead, U.S. Geological Survey
- National Airspace System Integration
- William C. Johnson, Chief Engineer, UAS Integration in the NAS Project, NASA Langley Research Center
2:40 PM-2:45 PM
2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Panel 2: Defining the Civil Decade 2017-2026: Where should we be in 5 and 10 years?
Moderator: Doug Davis, Director of Airworthiness, Northrop Grumman
- Civil UAS Operations and Challenges
- Sean Cassidy, Director, Partner Relationships, Amazon Prime Air
- US Airspace Integration and Traffic Management
- Small UAS
- Parimal Kopardekar, Senior Technologist for Air Transportation System and Principal Investigator for UAS Traffic Management, NASA
- Large UAS
- Brandon Suarez, Technical Director, UAS Civil Airspace Integration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
- Personal Aircraft
- Mark Moore, Director of Aviation, Uber
- Increasing Autonomy
- Eric Frew, Associate Professor and Director Research & Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV), University of Colorado-Boulder
4:00 PM-4:10 PM
4:10 PM-5:25 PM
Panel 3: How do we get to where we should be?
Moderator: Thomas Irvine, Managing Director, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
- Applied research, products and services
- Michael Francis, Chief, Advanced Programs, United Technologies Research Center
- Government applications and regulations
- Robbie Hood, UAS Program Director, NOAA
- Fundamental research and workforce preparation
- Tim McLain, Professor and Director NSF Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS), Brigham Young University
- Will industry, agencies, and academia partner or complete in the Civil Decade?
- Davis Hackenberg, Deputy Project Manager, Integration, UAS Integration in the NAS Project, Armstrong Flight Research Center
- Public Policy and Regulation
- Can US public policy and regulations promote US industry leadership
- International Regulatory Harmony: Whose Civil Aviation Authority is setting the best example?
- Douglas Marshall, President, TrueNorth Consulting LLC
5:25 PM-5:30 PM