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GNSS and Unmanned Aerial Systems

The Road Ahead

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The live webinar took place on March 14, 2013.


WEBINAR PRESENTATION 
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The drones are coming.

Americans learned about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) mainly from overseas military conflicts. The result: wariness about invasion of privacy, warrantless surveillance by law enforcement agencies and serious concerns about civil applications at home.

Such concerns overlook the many benefits that such systems can provide, such as monitoring traffic flow, the environment, and remote industrial operations, enhancing search and rescue capabilities, and agricultural uses.

In any case, unmanned aerial system (UAS) technologies and equipment are about to enter daily life. Under federal legislation passed last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working against a 2015 deadline to develop rules for allowing wider use of UAVs in the National Air Space.

A Lockheed Martin UAS engineer and a NASA avionics research scientist will discuss GNSS and Unmanned Aerial Systems and the road ahead at this 90-minute free webinar on March 14. They will discuss:

  • Overview on civil applications of UAVs and challenges of bringing them into the national air space (NAS)
  • Small unmanned aerial systems: basic architecture
  • Operational Requirements
  • UAV System design
  • GNSS Degradation
  • Sense & Avoid
  • FAA Certification: Implications for SUAS Developers
  • FAA Mandate for integrating UAVs into National Air Space
  • UAS operations in National Air Space today
  • Prospects and Perspectives on integration
  • NASA’s UAS in NAS project
  • UAS Airworthiness Considerations
  • UAV certification challenges

Register here.

PRESENTERS
Josh Redding
, Research Lead, Embedded Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies, developer and manufacturer of avionics and payload technologies for unmanned aircraft systems

Kelly Hayhurst, NASA Safety-Critical Avionics Systems Branch research scientist, working in the area of design correctness and certification

Moderated by Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.


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