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Vigilant Aerospace CEO, Kraettli L. Epperson, will be a featured panelist at the upcoming Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) 2016 conference in Syracuse, NY on November 9, 2016.

The conference, in its second year, is organized by NASA and the unmanned aviation industry to discuss and highlight developments in the management, safety and integration into the national airspace of unmanned aerial systems. The conference is focused on emerging technologies, standards and collaborations to allow authorized, coordinated and safe mixing of manned and unmanned aircraft in the skies overhead.

The company will be discussing its FlightHorizon UAS product, which provides detect-and-avoid functions for drones to fly beyond line-of-sight and its FlightHorizon Enterprise product for centralized drone management, flight logging and reporting for corporate aviation departments that are increasingly reliant on drones for asset and infrastructure inspection and maintenance.

From the panel description:

UTM Convention 2016 panelAs Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) exponentially increase in numbers and users, there will be a need for an established network to manage the mix of National Airspace System (NAS) users – an Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system. Whether it’s a small or a large business, innovation for UTM-related technologies is being driven by industry. This panel will focus on the developments of various industry partners and how their key technologies fit into the broader UTM concept.

  • Full panel speaker list:
    Paul McDuffee, Insitu
    Robert Stamm, Raytheon
    Jon Resnick, DJI
    Kraettli Epperson, Vigilant Aerospace
    Mark Halverson, Precision Autonomy
  • Moderator :
    Brian Wynne , CEO of AUVSI

About the event:

Leveraging the success of last year’s inaugural event hosted by NASA at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., UTM Convention 2016 will be held Nov. 8 – 10 at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY, and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, one of the FAA’s designated test ranges. The Convention will include expert panelists and keynote briefings from NASA on technical capability level (TCL) demonstration 2, in which industry collaborators will participate this October. You’ll learn how UTM leaders from the FAA, NASA, and international ANSPs are collaborating to rework the global airspace. 

Learn more and register for UTM 2016 here:

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