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“Airspace Safety: Managing the Systems that Ensure Flight Safety in DronePort Environments”Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:00 – 5:00 PM The inaugural meeting of the DronePort Network featuring a presentation by Vigilant Aerospace Systems CEO, Kraettli Epperson and round table discussion for DronePort developers. 1:00 PM – Registration Opens 2:00 PM – Introductions 2:30 PM – Presentation & Q&A 3:30 PM – DronePort Network Meeting & Discussion 4:30 PM – DronePort Network Next Steps Discussion 5:00 PM – Adjourn to UAS Tech Forum Opening Reception The one-hour seminar will cover a variety airspace safety topics that are helpful to those considering or already in the midst of setting up a new UAS program:
“Are you developing a DronePort? Come meet your peers. Hear from industry leaders. Meet technical experts. Explore the benefits for your community.”
- Regulations and Risk Mitigation: Emerging standards and how to quantify risks and risk mitigation to build an effective safety case
- Airspace Safety Systems: Technology, options, requirements and setup; Testing and validation
- Architecture and Future-Proofing: Building systems that fit the need now and that take into account future technology and regulations
About the DronePort Network Meeting:From the website: The purpose of this session is to ascertain the collective interest of the participants in forming a venue to conduct ongoing discussions, training, sharing of lessons learned and best practices about the development of DronePorts around the world. Mr. Kraettli Epperson, CEO of Vigilant Aerospace Systems Inc., will highlight the issues to be addressed by those considering or already in the midst of setting up new UAS DronePort programs including such topics as regulations and risk mitigation, airspace safety systems, and architecture and future-proofing that take into account future technology. Participants will be able to be able to share their plans and ideas for DronePorts and ask questions and identify issues that they would like to discuss and learn from their peers. One key issue that will be considered is what the relative benefits are to local communities for developing a DronePort program to service the fast-growing drone industry. Jim Troxel, President of Cowboy Technology Angels, will guide the group in outlining a plan for future deliberations of this emerging peer network. For more information on the UAS Tech Forum and DronePort Network meeting, visit www.UAScluster.com/uasci/web.nsf/agendas/2018tech
Vigilant Aerospace is the leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones). The company’s product, FlightHorizon, is based on two NASA patents and uses data from multiple sources to display a real-time picture of the air traffic around a UAS and to provide automatic avoidance maneuvers to prevent collisions. The software is designed to meet industry technical standards, to provide automatic safety and to allow UAS to safely fly beyond the sight of the pilot. The software has won multiple industry awards and the company has had contracts and users at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Department of Defense and with a variety of drone development programs. Visit our website at www.VigilantAerospace.com