Agenda

 I. UAS in the National Airspace (NAS) – Plans, Challenges and Solutions

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:

■ MR. MICHAEL WILSON
Aviation Safety Inspector, Unmanned Aircraft Program Manager
“Federal Aviation Administration Update on Section 333 Exemption Process for UAS in the National Airspace”

■ MR. MATTHEW HAMPTON
Assistant Inspector General, Department of Transportation
“DOT Perspectives on UAS-NAS Integration”

 

“California Air National Guard RPA Update
■ COLONEL DANA HESSHEIMER
Commander, 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, California Air National Guard, (CA ANG)

“National Guard RPAs for Domestic & Emergency Response Needs & Challenges”
■ MAJOR ELENA O’BRYAN,USAF
Branch Chief-Civic Engagement, National Guard Bureau, Public Affairs (Tentative)

“UAS/NASA National Airspace Project”
■ MR. VINCE SCHULTZ
Deputy Project Manager, UAS Integration in the NAS, NASA Langley Research Center

 

II. Civil & Commercial UAS Plans, Needs and Initiatives

“Small UAS for Local Law Enforcement”
■ MR. ALAN FRAZIER
Associate Professor, Department of Aviation, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of N. Dakota

• Overview of Current Local Law Enforcement use of Small UAS in the United States
• Potential Future Missions and Applications
• Condensed Case Study of the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department UAS Unit

“UAV Industry in San Diego County”
■ MR. JESSE GIPE 
Manager, Economic Development, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

“Opportunities & Challenges for Unmanned Systems in Agriculture & Forestry”
■ MR. BEN WORLEY
Chief Operating Officer, VSG Unmanned, Vision Services Group, LLC

• Examines the Business Case for UAS Service Providers
• Highlights the Challenges of Commercial UAS Operations
• Explores the Unique Opportunity for UAS in Ag & Forestry

“PUMA UAS for Maritime Security”
■ MR. JIM NELSON
Coastal Riverine Group ONE (CRG-1), N6 Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) Security Manager,USN, and

■ LT JOSHUA VAZQUEZ, USN
PUMA Expeditionary Subject Matter Expert (tentative)

 

III. Update: Emerging Legal, Regulatory and Financial Issues

“U.S. Small UAV Coalition, Needs, Challenges and Way Ahead”
■ MR. MICHAEL DROBAC
Executive Director, Small UAV Coalition, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

“Know Before your Fly, Integrating UAS into the NAS – An AOPA Perspective”
■ MS. MELISSA RUDINGER
Vice President, Government Affairs, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

“Manufacturing and Operating UAS Commercially: Legal & Regulatory Considerations”
■ MR. MARK DOMBROFF, 
Partner, and

■ MR. MARK MCKINNON
Partner, McKenna Long Aldridge LLP

“Risk Management for Commercial UAS”
■ MR. CHRIS PROUDLOVE 
Senior Vice President, Global Aerospace

• A Look at Risk Management Strategies for Small UAS
• The Insurance Market for UA

“Drone Fever: Crafting a Successful Legislative and Public Policy Strategy for your Business During a Critical Time for UAS Policymaking”
■ MS. LISA ELLMAN
Counsel, Co-Chair, UAS Practice Group, McKenna Long Aldridge LLP

 

IV. Test Site Plans, Initiatives and Emerging Lessons Learned

“UAS Business and Workforce Recruitment Needs & Initiatives”
■ MR. TERRY SANDO,
UAS Sector Senior Manager, Grand Forks, ND Region Economic Development Corporation

“National Air Space Safe Integration and Use of UAS”
■ MR. CONSTANTIN DIEHL
Interim CEO, UAS Colorado Unmanned Aircraft Systems

 

IV. Commercial UAS – Platforms, Capabilities, Applications, Challenges and Opportunities

“GA-ASI Due Regard Radar (DRR) –Facilitating Integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Into Civilian, Domestic and International Airspace”
■ MR. BRANDON SUAREZ
Project Engineer at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI)

“Evolving Technologies and Applications within Aerial Cinematography”
■ MR. TREGGON OWENS
Co-Founder, Aerial MOB

“UAS Payloads a Future Forecast”
■ DR. PETER KUNZ
Senior Vice President, Chief Engineer, Insitu, Inc. (tentative)

“Global Hawk and the NASA Program Use for Environmental Science”
■ MR. WILLIAM WALKER
Lead, Global Hawk & Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation Aerospace Systems

“UAS Aircraft Integrated Software Capabilities”
■ MR. NELSON PAEZ
Chief Executive Officer, DreamHammer Products, LLC

“Re-purposing ISR Platforms for Non-traditional Military Applications Applying Civil/Commercial Applications to DoD Missions”
■ CW2, (USA RET) CHRISTINA ENGH
Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Founder UASolutions Group, Inc., formerly ISR UAS Brigade Advisor

“How to Meet the Varied Staffing Challenges within the Emerging UAS Market”
■ MS. WHITNEY BROOKS ( tentative)
Founder, Unmannedpower LLC

“UAS Technology Identification and Validation for Civil and Commercial Operating Scenarios”
■ DR. RANDY VILLAHERMOSA
Principal, Research and Program Development Office, The Aerospace Corporation

• Communications
• Facility Security
• Beyond Line of Sight Operations
• Remote Sensing
• Data Exploitation
• Civil/Commercial Counter UAS Options Identifying Civil and Commercial UAS Operations Options