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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Monday, April 29, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: S502

Registration Fees:

  • Complimentary for all XPONENTIAL attendees
  • Pre-registration is required


The UAS Weather Forum provides a platform for UAS operators; federal and state agencies; weather researchers and providers; trade groups; safety and insurance groups; UAS manufacturers; and others to:

  • Share experiences with expected and unexpected weather impacts
  • Engage in a dialogue about weather needs for UAS operations
  • Collect requirements for developing better weather guidance
  • Cultivate strategies on how to make progress with needed weather support
  • Assist regulators with safe integration of UAS into the national airspace system considering weather impacts
  • Explore opportunities for using UAS-sensed environmental information for enhanced situational awareness and better weather prediction
  • Facilitate weather education & outreach

UAS Weather Forum Agenda

  • Opening Remarks
    Matthias Steiner, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Weather Impacts during Medical Supply Delivery by Drone in Rwanda and Ghana
    Louise Fleischer, Zipline
  • Creating Test Environments for Assessing UAS Performance
    Flavio Noca, WindShape
  • Setting an Agenda for UAS Weather Standards and Data Sharing
    Philip Kenul, Trivector
  • Obtaining Accurate Wind and Turbulence Measurements by Small UAS to Fill the Boundary Layer Data Void
    Suzanne W. Smith and Sean C.C. Bailey, University of Kentucky
  • Atmospheric Observations in Urban Environments
    Remy Parmentier, Leosphere/Vaisala
  • Safe and Efficient Navigation of UAS in the Urban Environment
    Jim Gregory, Ohio State University
  • Challenges of Micro-Weather Forecasting for UAS Skyways
    James Pinto, National Center for Atmospheric Research