Join 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on best practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.

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The Power of Excellence

The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators in the unmanned systems industry; individuals and organizations, with a demonstrated commitment to advancing technology; leaders in promoting safe practices; and programs that use unmanned systems to improve the human condition.

In 2019, we announced 6 new categories to reflect emerging solutions and technology areas! We are also proud to present DJI as the sponsor of the Humanitarian category. The 2019 finalists have been announced!

Please join us at XPONENTIAL to see who won!

Winners in the Technology Innovation, Training and Education, and Operations and Safety categories will be announced:
Tuesday, April 30
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Solutions Theater - Booth 436

Winners in the Humanitarian category will be announced:
Thursday, May 2
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Arie Crown Theater


Commercial/Enterprise Operation

  • Flyability, Elios - The Indoor UAS for High-Dose Areas
  • GBA, Eyes In The Sky Perform Bridge Delamination Assessment
  • Impossible Aerospace, Impossible US-1
  • Loveland Innovations, IMGING
  • Propeller, Propeller Software Platform

Communication or Data Connection Solutions

  • MilSource, MILTECH 907
  • OFS, µlinx® Fiber Optic Cable
  • Persistent Systems LLC, Wave Relay® Mobile Ad Hoc Network
  • Simulyze, Inc., Mission Insight™

Detect & Avoid Solutions

  • Auterion, Auterion PX4 Avoidance
  • Buffalo Automation, AutoMate
  • Iris Automation, Casia
  • Kongsberg Geospatial, IRIS UAS Fleet Control Station
  • NASA, Independent Configurable Architecture for Reliable Operations of Unmanned Systems (ICAROUS)

Fleet Management Software & Solutions

  • Auterion, Auterion Insights
  • AutonomouStuff, Platform Fleet
  • Consortiq, CQNet: Drone Operations Management Solution
  • Kittyhawk IO, Kittyhawk Drone Operations for Enterprise

Power Solutions

  • Alta Devices, New Solar Technology Product
  • Global Energy Transmission Co., GET Air 12 Kilowatt Power Cloud and In-Air Drone Charging System
  • SolidEnergy Systems, Lithium Metal Batteries
  • Top Flight Technologies, Inc., Patented Micro Hybrid-Electric UAV Power System
  • Unmanned Systems and Solutions, LLC, Long Endurance Aerial Platform (LEAP)

Safety Solutions

  • AirMap, AirMap Real-Time Geofencing Alerts
  • Auterion, Auterion Operating System for Enterprise Drones
  • Fluidity Technologies, FT Aviator Drone Flight Controller
  • ParaZero, SafeAir System
  • UASidekick, UASidekick

UAS Mitigation & Security

  • Airspace, Galaxy
  • Ascent Vision Technologies, XMADIS
  • DroneALERT, DroneALERT
  • WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc., DroneFox Mobile

Vision/Camera Systems & Components

  • Arbe, Phoenix Radar System
  • Delta Digital Video, Model 7805R H.265 HD/SD Video Encoder
  • Luminell Drone Light AS, DL Series
  • Velodyne Lidar, Alpha Puck
  • Xsens, Xsens MTi 600-series

XCELLENCE in Innovation

  • Cepton Technologies, Inc., SORA 200
  • Fortem Technologies, Fortem SkyDome
  • Intel Corporation, Intel Drone Light Shows
  • WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc., WISDM


Operations & Safety Organization

  • AES Corporation, Striving for Safety Excellence with Global Drone Program
  • Kansas Department of Transportation, KDOT UAS Safety Risk Management Program
  • NASA, NASA Langley UAS Operations Office
  • Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper, Mining Safety Improvements by Implementing UAS


Training & Education Organization

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Gaetz Aerospace Institute
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, ERAU-W UAS Program
  • Flying Lion, Inc., Commercial Drone Pilot Training Program
  • Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus UAS, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus UAS Program
  • SkyOp, SkyOp STEM Education Program

Training & Education Professional

  • Barry J. Brennan, President & Founder, Flying Lion, Inc.
  • Jeff Hemming, President, Carolina Drone Academy
  • Patrick “Lucidity” Sherman, Commercial Drone Operator, Trainer and Educator, Roswell Flight Test Crew


Humanitarian Project or Program

  • Aidronix, Scaling Access to Care in Rural Mexico via Digital Health, Telemedicine, and Drone
  • NASA / MIT, Search and Rescue Under the Canopy (SARUC)
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation, NCDOT Hurricane Florence Response
  • Project Lifesaver International, PLI Indago UAV Program
  • Swoop Aero, Vaccine and Health Supply Delivery In Vanuatu
  • The Ocean Cleanup, Remote Sensing of Buoyant Ocean Plastics
  • Zipline International, Zipline Medical Drone Delivery Service