GNSS and Unmanned Aerial Systems
The Road Ahead
The live webinar took place on March 14, 2013.
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:
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.