Our 18-Mile Autonomous sUAS FlightWednesday, October 7, 2020 Featured time: 9:45 – 10:30 AM EST (8:45 AM – 9:30 CST) Speaker: Kraettli L. Epperson Venue: ONLINE This presentation is part of the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 virtual on-demand presentations and will be available to view throughout the duration of the conference. We welcome everyone to watch the 24-minute presentation video and join us for the Roundtable Q&A session. Details below. Presentation Description: 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. Q&A – Roundtable: October 7, 2020, 12:05 – 1:00 PM EST (11:05 – 12 Noon CST) Following will have a virtual Q&A roundtable discussion available to those who wish to ask questions or discuss the presentation in more detail. View session details. AUVSI XPONENTIAL is the largest unmanned aircraft systems conference in the U.S. and in previous years has attracted an attendance of more than 8,000 industry professionals. The conference is being hosted virtually on October 5-8, 2020. Join us at XPONENTIAL and register now! Use code SPKPIPXPO20 to save $50 on the Full Conference Pass!
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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