*** AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 goes virtual with new dates! ***
Vigilant Aerospace’s CEO, Kraettli L. Epperson, has been invited to make a presentation on October 7th at the upcoming AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference on the company’s record-setting 18-mile fully autonomous drone flight carried out by the company with Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute and utilizing the company’s FlightHorizon air traffic awareness and safety system. Read more about the flight here: Vigilant Aerospace Demonstrates FlightHorizon 2 in Autonomous 18-Mile Flight with Oklahoma State University
In a recent website announcement, AUVSI commented on the shift to a virtual platform for 2020 in an effort to promote safety for all participants:
“As events and activities continue to evolve in response to COVID-19, it will likely come as no surprise to you that we are making one final shift this year. AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 will now take place entirely as a virtual event over the planned dates of October 5 – 8! While it was our collective hope that the fall would bring about a safe opportunity for our community to engage in-person in Dallas, the current rise in COVID-19 cases has made clear the need for a safe alternative.” Read the full announcement here: XPONENTIAL 2020 Now a Fully Virtual Experience
Epperson’s presentation is titled “Our 18-Mile Autonomous sUAS Flight” and will be part of the conference’s Education, Remote Pilot/Operator, Strategic Management and Technical tracks.
The presentation will review the company’s participation with Oklahoma State University in the 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.
Our 18-Mile Autonomous sUAS Flight
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
9:45 – 10:30 AM
Speaker: Kraettli L. Epperson
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.
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.
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From the website:
AUVSI XPONENTIAL is the global stage for everything unmanned — from state-of-the-art propulsion technology, sensors, energy storage and UAS mitigation solutions to what’s coming over the horizon in AI, 5G, edge computing and more. Join 8,500+ technologists, regulators and users spanning many domains and business sectors, and together, we will learn how to leverage unmanned systems to build smarter cities, expand business capabilities, capitalize on efficiencies, and ultimately, make a difference today, tomorrow and in the future. For more information, visit www.XPONENTIAL.org