Our 18-Mile Autonomous sUAS Flight
Wednesday, October 07, 2020: 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Q&A roundtable discussion is scheduled for 12:05 – 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 7th in the Networking Hall
This presentation will review Vigilant Aerospace’s recent participation with Oklahoma State University in an 18-mile fully autonomous beyond visual line-of-sight flight with a small UAS in an FAA authorized flight corridor. The presentation will focus on the equipment and systems used to establish and maintain air traffic situational awareness, flight safety and maintenance of well-clear throughout the flight. The flight demonstrated a specific concept of operations for long-range autonomous flight, command and control, safety equipment, detect-and-avoid software and risk mitigation processes. The flight was specifically oriented towards demonstrating systems and equipment that are economically viable for commercial small UAS operations over longer distances and for BVLOS operations and the flight was completed to establish performance and operating baselines for important upcoming R&D to develop a fully autonomous detect-and-avoid system with small radars, telemetry and transponders.
Consultant,Management,Educator/Instructor,Engineering/Technical,Journalist,Remote Pilot/Operator,Research & Development,Student