MAY 8-11 | KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON CONVENTION CENTER DALLAS

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Monday, May 08, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Monday, May 08, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Ballroom: C1/C2
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... read more...
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  • Workshop

Monday, May 08, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: C144/145
Inspections by drone have obvious financial, speed and safety benefits, especially for cell towers, roofs and infrastructure to ensure the supply of electricity, gas and oil, regular inspections. Yet, the manual process of watching a drone video in prone to error and is tiring for the inspector. Artificial intelligence using... read more...
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  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session

Monday, May 08, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: C155/156
The wireless industry is rapidly embracing, and improving, drone technology. From inspection to network optimization, drones are increasing safety, improving efficiency and saving money. During this session, attendees will hear from leaders in the wireless space as they discuss how the technology is being used, real-world businesses cases, lessons learned... read more...
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  • Panels

Monday, May 08, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: C144/145
Radar is the ideal sensor for airborne Detect And Avoid (DAA), providing access to high-resolution bearing, range, and velocity data at long ranges and in all-weather environments for both cooperative and non-cooperative objects. Historically, the only radars capable of nimbly scanning beams and actively tracking objects over a wide field... read more...
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  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session

Tuesday, May 09, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Hall A
As the futuristic world of unmanned systems, intelligent robotics and drones unfolds, what may once have seemed like science fiction is now becoming a reality. What does that mean for our future and how will we seize the momentum and propel the movement forward? Join us as we imagine, depict, and... read more...
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  • Keynotes

Tuesday, May 09, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, May 09, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday, May 09, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, May 09, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Ballroom C1/C2
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... read more...
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  • Co-located Event

Tuesday, May 09, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: C140
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  • Expert
  • Technical Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
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  • Novice
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 09, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: C142
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  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: C144/145
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  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
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  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 09, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: C141/143/149
Seven XPONENTIAL Interactive Discussion Groups will provide conference attendees an opportunity to deeply engage, network, and evolve the thinking on topics for which they care deeply. Each discussion group will consist of an integrated roundtable of industry specialists, such as: researchers, entrepreneurs, regulators, service and product designers, or end-users with... read more...
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  • Discussion Group

Tuesday, May 09, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
The FAA estimates that there may be 16,000 new operators this year - and that 90% of new commercial drone operators will be small businesses. But once commercial drone operators have received their part 107 certificate and set up their business, many struggle to find commercial customers. This session will... read more...
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  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 09, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: C142
Kongsberg Maritime has recently joined with Statoil and the Norwegian Technical University (NTNU) in a collaboration to bring a new underwater vehicle to the IMR market. Eelume is the culmination of 10 years of research at NTNU to develop a swimming robot that is capable of conducting inspection and intervention.... read more...
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  • Expert
  • Technical Session

Tuesday, May 09, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: C155/156
Advancements in drone imaging are impacting more industries than ever before. From real estate photography to mapping applications, end users are finding value and benefitting from advancements in drone capabilities and sensor advancements. This customer-centric session features leading UAS end users discussing how they are benefitting from drone operations for a... read more...
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  • Panels

Tuesday, May 09, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: C141/143/149
This panel will discuss airspace integration for all sizes and classifications of UAS as well as personal air vehicles. Topics will include: Extending the UAS Traffic Management construct Vehicle design considerations Comprehensive UAS integration needs Policy and technology considerations for Urban Air Mobility uSpace/UTM and SESAR JU updates ...
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  • Panels

Tuesday, May 09, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
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  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 09, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
This session identifies the challenges and opportunities for transitioning veterans. Further, it addresses what skills the market wants. During the talk, veterans from Trumbull Unmanned will ask audience members to assess skills possessed and skills needed to succeed, bridging the gap from boots to business....
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  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 09, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database is the largest comprehensive and searchable database of unmanned vehicles operating in the air, ground and maritime domains.  The database includes platforms spanning the civil, commercial and military markets with new information added daily.  Whether you are an operator searching for the platform that... read more...
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  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 10, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Hall A
Wednesday’s keynotes will continue to build on the dynamic ideas and visions presented during Tuesday’s program.  Topics will include regulatory discussions and updates impacting the future of our industry....
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  • Keynotes

Wednesday, May 10, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: D167
Separate registration required - complimentary XPO Hall Pass included. Pix4D’s User Workshop helps professionals leverage drone technology to create accurate 2D and 3D reconstructions with topics including: Best Data Collection Practices, Recommended Processing Workflow, Practical Exercises and Analyzing Results. Please register for this session here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pix4d-user-workshop-dallas-tickets-32706933318...
  • Co-located Event

Wednesday, May 10, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 1635
The University of North Dakota, in collaboration with UAS industry team members (Field of View, SkySkopes) and regional electric utility partners, is conducting research into best practices and methods for performing inspections of electrical powerline components and systems. Specific maintenance inspections under consideration require high resolution imaging capabilites, necessitating close-in... read more...
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  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session

Wednesday, May 10, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Ballroom C1/C2
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... read more...
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  • Co-located Event

Wednesday, May 10, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
This session will provide an overview of patent filing activity in the UAV/UVS industry, highlighting the obstacles that often arise for those seeking to obtain and/or enforce patents. We will review the requirements for patentability that most often frustrate attempts to obtain a patent, and which are often used to... read more...
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  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 10, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
At its heart successful drone operation is dependent on thoughtful risk management. This presentation will show how the risk management tools developed for traditional aviation can be applied to drone operation to prevent accidents and problems with the FAA, law enforcement, and the local community.  ...
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  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 10, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: C141/143/149
AUVSI’s VIP Customer Insights Experience session during XPONENTIAL 2017 will focus on using unmanned aircraft for beyond-line-of-sight flights. Industry thought leaders will share their experiences, challenges and hopes when it comes to this next, challenging phase of development for the unmanned aircraft industry. The session will take the form of... read more...
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  • Panels

Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: C142
Leadership from ASSURE will present for the first time on key findings from the organization’s first two years of research under the UAS Center of Excellence Program. The three-hour session will include panels, posters, and an open forum to discuss the national UAS Integration Research objectives, strategy partnerships with industry... read more...
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  • Panels

Wednesday, May 10, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 2310
AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database is the largest comprehensive and searchable database of unmanned vehicles operating in the air, ground and maritime domains.  The database includes platforms spanning the civil, commercial and military markets with new information added daily.  Whether you are an operator searching for the platform that... read more...
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  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 10, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: XPO Floor – Booth 3365
The goal of the session is to provide new commercial drone pilots looking to contract with big companies, and big companies seeking to develop robust UAS programs, a sense of the challenge and solutions facing the industry before they encounter them. The speaker provides cases from companies in the oil... read more...
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  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 10, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
Commercial UAVs using batteries to provide power during flight require specific safety requirements for the safe operation of the battery and electrical system. This includes both in flight and while recharging the battery. UL 3030 was recently published to cover the electrical safety requirements as they would pertain to UAVs... read more...
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  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 10, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: D163/165
AUVSI’s Remote Pilots Council (RPC) Summit will kick off the next phase of this important initiative. The RPC was established to provide a forum for remote pilots to engage directly with one another and the FAA, with the express goals to: Provide feedback on real-world operations Better understand the FAA waiver process... read more...
  • Open Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 2310
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  • Solutions Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 3365
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  • Starting Point Theater

Thursday, May 11, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Hall A
Thursday's keynote session will convene with inspiring discussions and key take-aways for the audience....
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  • Keynotes

Thursday, May 11, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: D167
Separate registration required - complimentary XPO Hall Pass included. Pix4D’s User Workshop helps professionals leverage drone technology to create accurate 2D and 3D reconstructions with topics including: Best Data Collection Practices, Recommended Processing Workflow, Practical Exercises and Analyzing Results. Please register for this session here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pix4d-user-workshop-dallas-tickets-32706933318...
  • Co-located Event

Thursday, May 11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Booth 1635
As the demand for longer flights increases, propulsion systems will be required to improve in terms of efficiency, lifespan, and operation cost.  General aviation engines offer improvements in these areas in comparison to their UAV counterparts and thus offer a attractive solution, however they do not operate on military required... read more...
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  • Poster Session

Thursday, May 11, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: XPO Floor – Booth 3365
Velocity Group will present its latest commercial UAS market analysis, with discussion pertaining to: Timing and nature of expanding commercial UAS access to the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) The types of organizations addressing this market, along with their primary business focus Market transitions, consumer to commercial Business cases based upon geography, existing value... read more...
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  • Starting Point Theater

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