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*** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE *** Vigilant Aerospace has announced that it will be hosting a booth and that its CEO will be participating in the program for the upcoming Oklahoma City Innovation District Annual Symposium on Autonomous Systems on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The Symposium on Autonomous Systems is an annual event hosted by the Oklahoma City Innovation District, an organization focused on developing and cultivating Oklahoma City’s emerging research, innovations, and cultural amenities to support economic growth. In addition to exhibiting at the event, the company’s CEO, Kraettli L. Epperson, has been asked to provide expertise in autonomous systems technology and policy, and to help facilitate participant discussions in a breakout working session at the symposium. Announced session topics for the event include innovative autonomous systems technologies in Oklahoma, urban air mobility, and regulatory and policy issues related to autonomous systems technologies. Speakers currently scheduled for the event include Peter Shannon, founder and Managing Director of Radius Capital, an investor focused on advanced aerial mobility and appointee to NASA’s Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable; Dr. Jamey Jacob, Director of the Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University; Shivanjli Sharma, leader of the Grand Challenge Airspace Test Infrastructure project at NASA Ames Research Center, Grayson Ardies, Deputy Director of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission; and James Grimsley, the Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives with the Choctaw Nation. Registration for the even is currently open online: Register now

About the Annual Symposium on Autonomous Systems

From the website: This year’s Oklahoma City Innovation District Symposium will focus on emerging autonomous systems technologies and the potential for Oklahoma to lead the nation in this area of technological growth. Experts will share key insights into new developments, research, and commercialization opportunities. In addition, rich discussions will be facilitated around policy and regulatory issues impacting this area of focus. The day will also include working breakout sessions focused on topics including vehicle performance, sensor integration, and policy issues that impact all end-users regardless of industry. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from and engage with students representing multiple universities across Oklahoma, highlighting research being done across the state. For more information on the event, visit

About the Oklahoma City Innovation District

From the website: The vision of the Oklahoma City Innovation District is to bring together the greatest minds in total collaboration, yielding world-changing results. Home to internationally-acclaimed organizations spanning Oklahoma’s diverse sectors – health, energy, aerospace, technology, academia and more – the Innovation District provides opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and community growth. For more information on the OKC Innovation District, visit

About Vigilant Aerospace Systems

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

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