At the world’s largest (virtual) event for unmanned and autonomous systems, you’ll find your momentum, that something extra that gives you a competitive edge – your X factor.

Only AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 allows you to discover groundbreaking innovation, immerse yourself in new ideas, gain new perspectives and experience everything you need to elevate your business from the comfort of your own home.
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From energy to transportation and construction to defense, join the unmanned systems community including users, technologists and policymakers to collaborate on ideas, share lessons learned and build new partnerships. SEE WHO ATTENDS
Explore today’s proven capabilities and tomorrow’s advancements through virtual exhibits, community Q&A, and roundtable discussions with hundreds of manufacturers and service providers. SEE WHO'S EXHIBITING
Get practical solutions and easily implementable ideas you can put into action right away through live-streamed and on-demand educational sessions covering the industry’s most pressing topics.

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The Exhibitor Console is your XPONENTIAL hub for all the information you need to know – from deadlines to promotional items - in one convenient location.

Important Dates and Information

Virtual Platform Launch

Note: only registered attendees can access the virtual platform and virtual booth. 

September 28, 2020

Virtual Platform Coffee Talk

  • Zoom Link 
  • Meeting ID: 865 9877 2303
  • Passcode: 447699
  • Phone: +1 301 715 8592

October 1, 2020

1:00pm EST

XPONENTIAL 2021 Rebook

Rebook will take place during XPONENTIAL 2020. You will receive an email by Thursday, October 5 with your rebook time. This will be the time that you can log into the system and select your physical booth location for XPONENTIAL 2021 scheduled for Atlanta May 3-6.

October 7-8, 2020

Use our Promotional Toolkit to share your participation at XPONENTIAL and give your customers a discounted registration with code EXHOFFXPO20!

Remote Pilot Situational Awareness with Mixed Reality Glasses

  • Session Number:2041
Thursday, October 08, 2020: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


Session Speaker
David Thirtyacre
Chair, Department of Flight
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Worldwide


With the use of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) proliferating throughout the industry and public safety, it is imperative to ensure the safety of flight. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published regulations for commercial use of sUAS in 2016 and included the requirement to maintain visual line-of-sight with the aircraft at all times. However, due to the nature of the sUAS ground control stations (GCS), remote pilots time-share between observing the aircraft and interacting with the display on the GCS. Time-sharing between the aircraft and GCS can be seen as similar to the cross-check a pilot uses when flying a manned aircraft. While manned aircraft designers have invested in the ergonomics and understanding of the cognitive process to optimize situational awareness, it has not been a design requirement for sUAS. The result is that the unmanned operator must change head orientation, eye-focus, and remove the aircraft from peripheral vision during the cross-check between the GCS and aircraft. This, coupled with the limited field of view of the sUAS GCS displayed camera, leads to loss of situational awareness through task saturation, and misprioritization. Mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) visual devices are being adopted in the gaming and technical world. The application of these devices to sUAS GCS could mitigate the degradation of situational awareness. Specifically, the incorporation of MR devices where a synthetic display is overlayed on the real-world allows the remote pilot to observe the aircraft, manipulate the camera, and interact with the GCS without changing head position. This field study evaluated the difference between the remote pilot cross-check while flying with a typical GCS display and when flying with an MR headset.

Super Tracks:

Job Role:
Analyst,Engineering/Technical,Remote Pilot/Operator,Research & Development

Air,Safety,Virtual Reality,Navigation,Software