House Committee to Hold Hearing on UAS R&D

716_drone_sunset House Committee to Hold Hearing on UAS R&DThe Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives is holding a hearing called ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research and Development’ on Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.

The hearing will review research and development (R&D) performed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the area of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and their integration into the National Airspace System (NAS), according to the hearing charter.

Witnesses include the following:

  • Ed Waggoner, director, integrated systems research program, aeronautics

research mission directorate, NASA;

  • James Williams, manager, UAS integration office, aviation safety organization, FAA;
  • John Lauber, co-chair, committee on autonomy research for civil aviation, National Research Council;
  • Brian Wynne, CEO and president, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems

International (AUVSI);

  • Colin Guinn, chief revenue officer, 3D Robotics, Small UAV Coalition member; and
  • John R. Hansman, T. Wilson professor of aeronautics and astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

More information can be found here.


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