UAS TAAC Conference Agenda

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

6:30 am

Registration and Buffet Breakfast

Morning Session

7:55 am

Presenting the Colors

Kirtland Team Honor Guard

8:00-8:10 am

Welcome Opening Remarks

Dan Arvizu, Chancellor, NMSU

8:10-9:00 am

Keynote Speaker:

Brig Gen James “Cliffy” Cluff, Director, Multi-Role RPA/Big
Wing ISR Directorate

9:00 -9:30 am

Distinguished Speaker

COL Scott Anderson, U.S. Army

9:30 am

Break

9:50-10:15 am Robotic Aircraft Sensor Program (RASP)

Timothy Bennett, DHS S&T PIO/UAS

10:15-10:45 am
UAS EXCOM Science and Research Panel (SARP) Current
Focus on Separation Minima to Enable sUAS Operations

Andrew Weinert, Associate Staff Member, Group 44,
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Systems, MIT
Lincoln Laboratory

10:45-11:15 am


Demo of Multi-UAS Autonomous Collect and Data Fusion
from Heterogeneous Sensors

Reid Melville, PhD, Strategy Lead of Unmanned Air Systems,
AFRL

11:15-11:45 noon No Chase COA

Scott Howe, NASA Armstrong

12:00

Lunch

Afternoon Session

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Panel: Urban Air Mobility

Moderator: Chuck Johnson

Davis Hackenberg, NASA DSRC
Sabrina Saunders-Hodge, FAA
Eric Ringer, Skyward/Verizon
Lisa Ellman, Hogan Lovells
Wes Ryan, FAA
2:00-3:00 pm In process

3:00 pm

Break

3:30 pm-4:00 pm

“Skyways — Fully Autonomous Cargo UAVs”

Charles Acknin, Skyways

4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Session: Research


The Expansion of UAS Operations and How Research
Relates

Sabrina Saunders-Hodge

Operations Over People (
and other ASSURE Research)

Stephen (Lux) Luxion, ASSURE


FAA-ASSURE Research: Accomplishments and Path Forward

Nick Lento, FAA

5:00 pm

Closing Comments

6:00 pm

Hosted Reception

6:45 pm

Hosted Dinner

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

6:30 am

Registration and Buffet Breakfast

Morning Session

7:55 am

Presenting the Colors

Junior ROTC, West Mesa High School

8:00 am

Welcome

8:05-8:50 am

Approval in Process

8:50-9:20 am

It’s Been a Long Hard Road But…..!!

John Walker and Ted Wierzbanowski

9:20-9:50


Systems Integration and Operationalization
Demonstration

John Del Frate, Project Management Support, The Aerospace
Corporation

9:50 am

Break

10:10-12:00 noon

Session: BVLOS

Four Years of BVLOS in The NAS

Todd Graetz, BNSF Railway


Transport Canada – BVLOS RPAS Operations 2018 to 2022 –
A Focus on the Arctic

Marty Rogers, Transport Canada, Aircraft Services
Directorate


ASSURE COE DAA Research: Operational Framework,
Solutions, and Testing

Mark Askelson, University of North Dakota

Moving Forward in BLOS in Hawaii

Ted Ralston, PPUTRC


Collision Avoidance Systems: The Last Line of Defense

Aaron Bailey, IRIS Automation

12:00 pm

Lunch

Afternoon Session

1:00-2:30 pm

Session: Regulatory Activities

ICAO RPAS Standards

Philip Kenul, ASTM

RTCA UAS Standards Update

Al Secen, RTCA

ICAO RPAS Standards

Randy Willis, FAA

2:30 pm

Break

2:50-3:50 pm

(Approvals in Process)

3:50-4:20

(Approvals in Process)

4:20-5:00

(Approvals in Process)

5:00 pm

Closing Comments

6:00 pm

Hosted Reception

6:45 pm

Hosted Dinner

 


Thursday, December 6, 2018 (Secret/NOFORN Session)

7:00 am

Breakfast

7:30 am


Load Buses for Transport to Classified Facility

Morning
Session

9:00


Welcome: Sandia Instructions, Security, and
Administrative Matters

Kurt Sorensen, Manager, SAR Sensor Technologies Department,
Sandia National Laboratories

9:15 am

Approval in Process

10:30 am

Break

11:00 am

Challenges to Counter UAS

U.S. Government

11:00 am


Current Efforts in the Sensor Realm to Aid in
Countering UAS Threats

Jeffrey Randorf, S&T PEO UAS, Department of Homeland
Security

12:00

Lunch

Afternoon Session

1:00 pm


UAS Reachback Task (November 2017-June 2018)

Frederic P. Filbert, DICE Intelligence Analyst, Scientific
Research Corporation

1:30 pm


Status of World-Wide State UAS Capabilities

U.S. Government

2:00 pm

Break

2:30 pm


Copperhead: An Enduring UAS Sensor for
Counter-Insurgency Warfare

John Topolski, SNL

3:00 pm

Approval in Process

4:25 pm

Closing Remarks

4:30 pm

Load Buses for Transportation to Hotel

This agenda is subject to change without notice.