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ASSURED AUTONOMY

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Join a community of end users, technologists and policymakers working together to write the next chapter of autonomous innovation and assure its safe and seamless integration into everyday life. XPONENTIAL 2021 is a reimagined hybrid experience offering fresh insight across the full spectrum of unmanned innovation, from AI, to sensors, to cybersecurity. It’s more than an in-person gathering or a virtual event. It’s the best of both worlds.

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From energy to transportation, construction to defense, and so many more opportunities for cross-market networking, AUVSI XPONENTIAL is the place to join the unmanned systems community including users, technologists and policymakers to collaborate on ideas, share lessons learned and build new partnerships.

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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.

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Thank you for exhibiting at XPONENTIAL 2021, we look forward to seeing you at XPONENTIAL 2022 in Orlando, April 25-28. Click here to reserve your space.
Select Criteria: Session Type = Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST001
XeoCast is dedicated to all things in the realm of UAVs, unmanned, artificial intelligence, 5G and other autonomous technologies. XeoCast is hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO and Founder of Xeo Air. Our goal is to highlight interoperable relationships in the UAV and unmanned sectors such as 5G to expand on... read more...
Speaker(s)
Discussion Leader
Bronwyn Morgan
CEO
Xeo Air Inc.
Session Speaker
Darshan Divakaran
Senior Operations Research Analyst
AFWERX, US Air Force
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST002
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Eric Agnello
Regional Sales Manager
RIEGL USA, Inc.
Sponsored by: RIEGL USA, Inc.
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST003
Commercial drones are ubiquitous, inexpensive, and highly capable. Like any other tool, drones can be used for good or bad. The ability to detect a drone, determine if it is a safety threat, and safely mitigate a threat is a complex system of systems problem requiring a challenging blend of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Adam Robertson
Co-founder & CTO
Fortem Technologies, Inc.
Sponsored by: Fortem Technologies
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST005
SSDs for autonomous vehicle applications demand capabilities (e.g. security, operating temperature, shock & vibration, etc.) beyond those provided for mass market storage products.  Learn how SMART RUGGED leverages leading edge technologies and over 30 years' experience to meet customer product requirements across extended product lifecycles....
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Bryan Heinze
Director, Business Development
SMART Modular Technologies
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST006
On April 19, 2021, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter successfully completed the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. Hear from AeroVironment’s innovative engineers that worked with NASA/JPL to help make it possible as they talk about Ingenuity, its demonstrations at Jezero Crater and how these demonstrations compared to engineer expectations.... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Ben Pipenberg
Senior Aeromechanical Engineer
AeroVironment
Session Speaker
Jeremy Tyler
Aeromechanical Engineer
AeroVironment
Session Speaker
Sara Langberg
Aeromechanical Engineer
AeroVironment
Session Speaker
Scott Newbern
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
AeroVironment
Sponsored by: AeroVironment, Inc
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST007
Vanilla Unmanned is a world-record holding long-endurance Group III UAS with demonstrated multi-day, multi-sensor BVLOS flights.  Vanilla's unique combination of endurance and payload capacity opens opportunities to not only augment legacy systems, but also rethink how airborne sensor technologies are fielded and used globally....
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Tim Heely USN (Ret.)
Senior VP Strategy
Vanilla Unmanned
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST008
For decades, pilots and air traffic controllers have reported incidents, accidents, and potential safety concerns through non-putative aviation safety reporting systems (ASRS). Safety reporting helps not only to resolve prior incidents but to mitigate future problems. As modernization continues, these systems also provide the FAA with the data necessary to... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Kenneth Kranz
Chief Technology Officer for Cognizant Drone Ventures
Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST010
Commercial systems are very cost sensitive and all aviation applications require very high reliability for their applications. Any solution which can scale to meet these missions will need to meet both requirements in addition to the stringent power and weight demands of all flying systems. NWUAV is developing a system... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Jeff Ratcliffe
Chief Technical Officer/Engineering Services Business Development
Northwest UAV
Sponsored by: Northwest UAV
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, August 17, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST028
XeoCast is dedicated to all things in the realm of UAVs, unmanned, artificial intelligence, 5G and other autonomous technologies. XeoCast is hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO and Founder of Xeo Air. Our goal is to highlight interoperable relationships in the UAV and unmanned sectors such as 5G to expand on... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Bob Siegel
Connected Future Incubator Lead
Advanced Technology Development Center at Curiosity Lab Peachtree Corners
Discussion Leader
Bronwyn Morgan
CEO
Xeo Air Inc.
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST011
XeoCast is dedicated to all things in the realm of UAVs, unmanned, artificial intelligence, 5G and other autonomous technologies. XeoCast is hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO and Founder of Xeo Air. Our goal is to highlight interoperable relationships in the UAV and unmanned sectors such as 5G to expand on... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI
Discussion Leader
Bronwyn Morgan
CEO
Xeo Air Inc.
Session Speaker
Don Berchoff
CEO
TruWeather Solutions LLC
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST012
Each year, tens of thousands of localized jamming and interference scenarios happen around the globe. It is no longer a matter of IF you will be affected, but when. From intentional to accidental, instances of GNSS interference and jamming are constantly occurring. Most users don’t know they’ve been jammed until... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Franck Boynton
VP and CTO
NavtechGPS
Sponsored by: NavtechGPS
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST013
This session will present concepts and solutions for different approaches to the emerging threat of rogue drones in sensitive and challenging environments: Why conventional solutions struggle in sensitive scenarios Counter-drone core concepts for continuity  The rogue drone incident lifecycle Operational deployments – stationary, tactical and vehicular Traditional c-UAS technologies – based on radar for detection... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Jeffrey Starr
Chief Marketing Officer
D-Fend Solutions
Sponsored by: D-Fend Solutions
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST014
The current dominant technology for controlling unmanned vehicles is machine learning.  The speaker has researched and is currently developing unmanned vehicle controllers based on an alternative technology – the technology of complex adaptive systems. This is promising to be as effective and a less expensive option, and therefore, eminently suitable... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
H. 'Dutch’ Jonkers
CEO
Ibis Jets AI
Handout(s)
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST015
The explosion of aerial video (from drones, helicopters, and airplanes) and satellite imagery (SAR, in particular) has expanded our situational awareness during critical missions such as natural disasters, emergency incidents, and precision military operations. However, the software tools used to exploit and analyze this data struggle to geolocate important information and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Menashe Haskin
Co-founder and CXO
Edgybees
Sponsored by: Edgybees
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST016
Ease-of-use and mission autonomy for UAS operations in confined environments requires sophisticated implementation of numerous fused on-board algorithms and sensors. Airgility specializes in autonomy, computer vision, GPS-denied navigation,  and implementation on-board unmanned systems.  We have demonstrated ease-of-use via single touch on tablet and robust GPS-denied navigation in a myriad of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Evandro Valente
CTO/Co-Founder
Airgility, Inc.
Session Speaker
Pramod Raheja
CEO/Co-Founder
Airgility, Inc.
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST017
The HAPS Alliance unites companies from telecommunications, technology, aviation and aerospace industries to eliminate the digital divide and bring connectivity to more people, places and things worldwide by accelerating the promotion of high altitude platform stations (HAPS) in the stratosphere. Alliance members collectively advocate the advantages of HAPS with relevant authorities... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Roser Roca-Toha
Head of UAS Marketing
Airbus Defence and Space - Intelligence
Sponsored by: Airbus
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST018
The Maneuver Capabilities and Integration Directorate’s Robotics Requirements Division and the Maneuver Battle Lab will provide an overview on the direction the Army is heading in regards to Robotics and of the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE), which is the Army’s primary venue for small unit modernization in which Industry... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Mark Winstead
AEWE Team Chief
Live Experimentation Branch, Maneuver Battle Lab
Session Speaker
Robert Ryan
Director of Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate
Army Futures Command
Session Speaker
Ted Maciuba
Deputy Director, Robotics Requirements Division
Army Futures Command
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST019
Unmanned aerial systems provide companies and organizations with rapid and valuable communication, surveillance, and data transmission. Mobile command and control vehicles are becoming vital to many enterprise UAS operations, from the public sector to government agencies. We believe that UAV pilots and operators should have the same information and resources... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Benjamin Garrison
Director of Operations
Aerial Response Solutions
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST020
Join us as we reveal the winners in the categories of XCELLENCE in Operations, XCELLENCE in Technology and XCELLENCE in Innovation. Check out the 2021 finalists!...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI
Session Speaker
Michael Wilbur
Director of Engagement
AUVSI
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, August 18, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST029
XeoCast is dedicated to all things in the realm of UAVs, unmanned, artificial intelligence, 5G and other autonomous technologies. XeoCast is hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO and Founder of Xeo Air. Our goal is to highlight interoperable relationships in the UAV and unmanned sectors such as 5G to expand on... read more...
Speaker(s)
Discussion Leader
Bronwyn Morgan
CEO
Xeo Air Inc.
Session Speaker
Mark Genung
VP Operations
Iris Automation
  • Solutions Theater

Thursday, August 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST021
XeoCast is dedicated to all things in the realm of UAVs, unmanned, artificial intelligence, 5G and other autonomous technologies. XeoCast is hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO and Founder of Xeo Air. Our goal is to highlight interoperable relationships in the UAV and unmanned sectors such as 5G to expand on... read more...
Speaker(s)
Discussion Leader
Bronwyn Morgan
CEO
Xeo Air Inc.
Session Speaker
Gary O'Neill
Senior Research Engineer
Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering
Session Speaker
Michelle Duquette
Outcome leader: Unmanned Operations, Space, and Aviation Forecasting
The MITRE Corporation
  • Solutions Theater

Thursday, August 19, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST022
It’s time to move beyond the hype to build practical, productive and safe autonomous systems. Human-powered, locally operated systems connected by hardware are rapidly transitioning to AI-enabled, software-defined autonomous systems. The path to autonomy is rife with technical and business challenges as companies navigate from development to production. Microservices address... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
John Breitenbach
Regional FAE Manager
Real-Time Innovations (RTI)
  • Solutions Theater

Thursday, August 19, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST023
XeoCast is dedicated to all things in the realm of UAVs, unmanned, artificial intelligence, 5G and other autonomous technologies. XeoCast is hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO and Founder of Xeo Air. Our goal is to highlight interoperable relationships in the UAV and unmanned sectors such as 5G to expand on... read more...
Speaker(s)
Discussion Leader
Bronwyn Morgan
CEO
Xeo Air Inc.
Session Speaker
Ray Adams
Executive Director
Urban Low Altitude Transport Association
  • Solutions Theater

Thursday, August 19, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST024
Drone Economics is about creating value. While the drone is a disruptive technology, value is created through the payloads, and that is where we should be concentrating our attention....
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Darryl Jenkins
President
Drone Economics, LLC
  • Solutions Theater

Thursday, August 19, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST025
XeoCast is dedicated to all things in the realm of UAVs, unmanned, artificial intelligence, 5G and other autonomous technologies. XeoCast is hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO and Founder of Xeo Air. Our goal is to highlight interoperable relationships in the UAV and unmanned sectors such as 5G to expand on... read more...
Speaker(s)
Discussion Leader
Bronwyn Morgan
CEO
Xeo Air Inc.
Session Speaker
Curt Lary
Lead Engineer and CEO
Hextronics
  • Solutions Theater

Thursday, August 19, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 3558
  • Session Number:ST027
This presentation is intended to demystify the regulatory environment, from UAS development to FAA design (aka type) and production certification. The emergence of radically new, high technology aircraft is creating equally radical approaches to FAA type certification (TC). Many UAS/AAT developers have never been exposed to the daunting FAA regulations,... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Mike Borfitz
CEO Kilroy Aviation
Kilroy Aviation with Maryland's SBY AIC
  • Solutions Theater

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