NASA, AUVSI to Co-Host UAS Traffic Management Convention

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 14, 2015 No Comments
Categories : UAV Safety

NASA and the Silicon Valley, Calif., chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are partnering to co-sponsor the 2015 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Management Convention: A New Era in Aviation.

Held July 28-30 at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., the event will feature speakers from NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as other industry thought leaders, innovators and stakeholders.

‘As technology continues to revolutionize aeronautics, we are seeing an increased need to highlight the growing potential that lies in the use of unmanned aerial systems at low altitudes,’ says Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington. ‘Bringing together a broad spectrum of people interested in UAS technology will help us develop a well-coordinated plan that will guide us in the future.’

Attendees will discuss the latest developments in UAS technology, solutions for privacy concerns and issues, safety and security, and the future impact of low-altitude flight on the emerging business sector. Sessions and demonstrations will examine the crossover between research, development and air traffic management and will highlight the latest issues, advancements and opportunities in the aviation industry.

‘This convention affords a wonderful opportunity for UAS companies to meet and partner with users and government agencies,’ adds Jesse Kallman, president of the Silicon Valley chapter of AUVSI and director of business development and regulatory affairs at Airware. ‘As all areas of low-altitude use of unmanned aerial vehicles are explored, the convention will create new opportunities for collaboration among next-generation aerial systems companies.’

More information can be found here.

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