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2015 Conference Program PDF

Tuesday, August 25

7:00 AM Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM General Session
Presentation of Colors / Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Presentation of the Colors
    Wayne High School Color Guard
8:30 AM Unmanned Aircraft Systems – State of the Industry
Mr. Brian Wynne, President and CEO
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
9:00 AM Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence Update
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James Poss, Executive Director, ASSURE FAA UAS Center of Excellence
9:30 AM Networking Break - Exhibit Hall Opens
10:30 AM NASA Glenn Research Center: Capabilities Aligned with UAS Community Needs
Dr. Janet Kavandi, Deputy Director, NASA GRC
11:00 AM Simple Rules for Complex UAVs: Testing Airborne Systems in Contested Environments
Mr. Noel Zamot, President, Corvus Analytics
11:30 AM Is ADS-B Right for Small UAS?
Mr. Colin Snow, CEO, Drone Analyst
12:00 PM Lunch Buffet / Networking Opportunities - Exhibit Hall
  Panels - Room 103 Beyond the Booth - Exhibit Hall
12:30 PM   sUAS Sensor Selection and Integration
Mr. Frank Beafore, SelectTech Geospatial
1:00 PM Panel: Modeling and Simulation
Moderator: Dr. Andrew Shepherd, Sinclair College;
Mr. Yuval Peshin
, President, Simlat;
Mr. Tony Dickson, Training Specialist III, AEgis Technologies Group;
Dr. Leah Rowe, Technical Advisor, Continuous Learning and Performance Assessment Research, Air Force Research Lab
Mr. John Jannazo, Cubic Global Defense
Small UAS and Other Aerial Platforms in Support of Natural Resources and Park Management

Mr. Stephen V. Mather, Cleveland Metroparks
1:30 PM Taking UAS to the Next Level
Mr. Aaron Lawrence, Woolpert, Inc.
2:00 PM Theory: Solutions Toward Autonomy and the Connection to Situation Awareness
Dr. Steven Harbour, USAF
2:15 PM Networking Break - Exhibit Hall
2:30 PM Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Traffic Management
Mr. Bruce Preiss, Wright State Research Institute
3:00 PM The Right to Privacy in the Age of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Mr. Matthew Mishak, Dronewerx
3:15 PM Panel: Sense and Avoid: The Integration Challenge
Moderator: Dr. James Gregory, Associate Director for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Aerospace Research Center, The Ohio State University;
Mr. Matthew McCrink
, The Ohio State University;
Prof. Jamey Jacob, P.E.
, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Mr. Jeff Collier, The Design Knowledge Company (TDKC)
Mr. Kurt Rinke,
3:30 PM Detection and Geo-localization of Ground-based Objects using UAVs
Mr. Sarthak Kukreti, University of Cincinnati
4:00 PM Blended Learning in Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft Training: Head-Down Display Menu Trainer
Mr. Zachary Waller, University of North Dakota
4:30 PM Ohio Resource Update
OH/IN UAS Center and Test Complex
Mr. Ryan Smith, State of Ohio;
Lt. Col. Danny Slifer, AFRL;
Ohio Commercial UAS Operations
Mr. Jeff Lovin, Woolpert;
Sinclair College, National UAS Training and Certification Center
Dr. Andrew Shepherd, Sinclair College;
Unmanned Systems Academic Summit
Dr. Andrew Shepherd, Sinclair College and Dr. James Gregory, The Ohio State University;
Google Maps Data Portal
Dr. Andrew Shepherd
, Sinclair College;
Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Dr. Andrew Shepherd, Sinclair College
Electro-Optical Sense and Avoid
Mr. Andrew White, Defense Research Associates, Inc.
5:00 PM Networking Reception - Exhibit Hall until 7:00 PM Live, Virtual, Constructive Recorded Demo

Wednesday, August 26

7:30 AM Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM General Session
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Integration Update

Mr. Steve Pennington, Director of Bases, Ranges & Airspace, US Air Force
9:00 AM Airspace Rights and Airspace Flights: How Will Federal, State and Local Rules Be Harmonized?
Dr. Gregory McNeal, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Pepperdine University
9:30 AM Networking Break - Exhibit Hall Opens
10:30 AM National Science Foundation Center for UAS
Dr. Eric Frew, Associate Professor Director of RECUV, University of Colorado
11:00 AM Small UAVs, Big Data: Next Gen Precision Farming Tools
Mr. Thomas Haun, VP Strategy and Globalization, Precision Hawk
Mr. Patrick Lohman, Chief Operating Officer, Precision Hawk
11:30 AM Integration of Civil UAS into the National Airspace System - Sections 333, Focal Area Pathfinders, and Other Updates
Mr. Robert Pappas, FAA
12:00 PM Lunch Buffet / Networking Opportunities - Exhibit Hall
  Panels - Room 103 Beyond the Booth - Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM Panel: UAS Manufacturing
Moderator: Mr. Glenn Richardson, State of Ohio;
Mr. Todd Colten,
Chief Aerospace Engineer, Sentera;
Mr. John Perry
, CEO, Altavian;
Mr. Jeff Taylor
, Founder, Event38
Using Precision Agriculture to Help Farmers Make More Informed Decisions
Dr. Larry Everett, Professor and Coordinator, Precision Agriculture, Clark State Community College
1:30 PM Unmanned Aircraft Systems and the Integrated Pest Management Model
Dr. John Robbins, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
2:00 PM Manned/Un-Manned Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC)
Mr. Gary Kaczmarek, Cubic Global Defense
2:15 PM Networking Break - Exhibit Hall
2:30 PM Cyber Security for Unmanned Aerial Systems -- Who's in Control?
Dr. Rusty Baldwin, Riverside Research
3:00 PM Real-Time UAS Mobile Mapping Systems: Challenges and Developments
Dr. Shahram Moafipoor, Geodetics Inc
3:15 PM

Panel: FAA Center of Excellence
Moderator: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James Poss, MSU Stennis Space Center
Dr. James Gregory
, The Ohio State University
Dr. John Robbins, EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University
Dr. John Bridewell
, University of North Dakota

3:30 PM Advanced Airborne IP Communications for UAS Platforms
Mr. Greg Fairbank, Saratoga Data Systems, Inc.
Mr. Mark Slabinski, Saratoga Data Sytems, Inc.
4:00 PM Military UAS Airworthiness Certification Considerations
Mr. Wayne Johnson, Vice President, Dayton Aerospace Inc.
4:15 PM Northrop Grumman UAS: Leadership for the Future
Mr. Mick Jaggers, Global Hawk Vice President and Program Manager, Northrop Grumman
4:45 PM Closing Remarks, Wrap Up, 2016 Announcement
5:00 PM Adjourn Conference / Exhibit Hall Tear Down
5:00 PM Ohio UAS Conference Collider on Air Force Opportunities until 7:00 PM
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Simlat
  • WSRI
  • cubic
  • NuWaves
  • Wilmington Air Park
  • Woolpert
  • UAS Magazine
  • UTC