Vigilant Aerospace Systems has been invited to speak at the upcoming AUVSI Business of Automated Mobility (BAM) Virtual Forum event on June 23-24, 2021.
The session titled “Developing and Testing a Real-World, Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight, Multi-Sensor Detect-and-Avoid System for sUAS” will feature a presentation from Vigilant Aerospace Systems CEO Kraettli Epperson followed by a brief Q&A session.
The session is a available on-demand in the event platform with a Roundtable Discussion session scheduled for Thursday, June 24th with our Business Development Manager, Zach Peterson, who can answer questions from the presentation and discuss the our testing and development of a multi-sensor detect-and-avoid system for UAS operations.
Developing and Testing a Real-World Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight, Multi-Sensor Detect-and-Avoid System for sUAS
June 23, 2021
Presentation: available ON-DEMAND
Roundtable Discussion: Thursday, June 24 10:30 AM ET
Speaker: Kraettli L. Epperson, CEO, Vigilant Aerospace Systems
This presentation will review and explain Vigilant Aerospace System’s recent work in the design, development and real-world testing of a multi-sensor detect-and-avoid system design to help small unmanned aircraft to maintain required well-clear distances from manned aircraft. Based on two patents licensed from NASA and ongoing commercialization work, the system is currently used in multiple NASA and FAA projects.
The presentation will discuss the equipment and systems used to establish and maintain air traffic situational awareness, general flight safety, and maintenance of well-clear throughout the flight of an unmanned aircraft. Utilizing on-board telemetry, transponder receivers and radars, this technology is designed to be a system that is economically viable for commercial small UAS operations beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). The presentation will also include information on the system’s use during a recent 18-mile fully autonomous beyond visual line-of-sight flight carried out by Oklahoma State University with a small UAS inside 13-mile FAA authorized flight corridor.
Also, we will discuss the future road map for on-board detect-and-avoid system development, necessary research and testing steps, relevant published standards, waivers and regulatory changes, and emerging technologies and trends. Future integration work and flights are expected to incorporate Remote ID and UTM solutions that are also designed for small UAS operations. The presentation will help to answer the question of what factors are critical for BVLOS UAS safety and steps for future flights.
View more about this session and more at www.BAM-forum.org/program/sessions
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About the Business of Automated Mobility Forum
The Business of Automated Mobility Forum is co-developed and administered by SAE and AUVSI, the Business of Automated Mobility Forum features two days of live and prerecorded sessions focusing on the business of technology for unmanned mobility. The live program addresses the critical challenges faced by aerospace and ground vehicle industry startups and new market entrants such as startup capital and financing, consumer acceptance and liability, data privacy, safety and security, industry consensus standards development, and market forecasting.
SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE’s mission is to advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. For more information on on SAE, visit www.sae.org.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in industry, government and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. AUVSI membership is open to all types of unmanned systems and robotics companies and professionals serving the industry. For more information on AUVSI, visit www.AUVSI.org.