2018 SciTech Forum – “Detect-and-Avoid Technologies for UAS”a 2018 AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace technical paper presentation 3:30 – 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018 Speaker: Ricardo Arteaga Location: Gaylord Palms, Kissimme, FL (Room: Sun C) Vigilant Aerospace CEO, Kraettli Epperson will also be attendance at the conference. Please contact Vigilant Aerospace is you would like to schedule a meeting during the day on Thursday, Jan. 11th or Friday, Jan. 12th. About NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center The Armstrong Flight Research Center is NASA’s primary center for atmospheric flight research and operations. NASA Armstrong is chartered to research and test advanced aeronautics, space and related technologies that are critical to carrying out the Agency’s missions of space exploration, space operations, scientific discovery, and aeronautical research and development. About Ricardo Arteaga Ricardo Arteaga is a NASA Research Engineer on the NASA Constellation, SOFIA, and UAS-NAS programs with over 34 years of experience in the field of Government and Aerospace engineering development programs, including the design and integration of navigation systems on the F/A-22 , B-2, and F117A aircraft. Arteaga received his Engineer’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California with a focus in Systems Engineering and also received a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. He is the investor of multiple patents and is a national expert in aviation transponder systems and flight safety. About FlightHorizon The barrier to full commercial adoption of drones in the US is access to effective, well-tested detect-and-avoid systems that meet FAA requirements. Vigilant Aerospace Systems bridges that gap with FlightHorizon software, which provides detect-and-avoid capabilities to prevent collisions between drones and manned aircraft. The system accepts data from a variety of sources including aviation transponders, air traffic control systems and radar feeds to detect and track other aircraft and can send avoidance commands to a pilot or directly to an autopilot to get well clear of potential conflicts quickly and efficiently. Read the FlightHorizon Products and Services Overview for more details. About the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech Forum) From its creation in 1963, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has organized conferences to serve the aerospace profession as part of its core mission. SciTech is one of five major technical conferences based on five forums focusing on themes of – Science and Technology, Aviation, Space, Propulsion and Energy, and Defense.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS): “µADS-B Detect and Avoid Flight Tests on Phantom 4 Unmanned Aircraft System”; Document ID: 20180000576.
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