2014 Alaska UAS Interest Group Meeting

2014 Alaska UAS Interest Group Annual Meeting

Hilton Conference Center
Anchorage Alaska

Monday; 15 September:  NOAA UAS Program Review; UAS Arctic & River Forecast Workshop

Time

Presentation Event

Presenter

Representing

0730

Welcome

Dr. Robert Moorhead and John “JC” Coffey

NOAA

0740

NOAA NWS River Forecasting Center Update

0820

Morning Break

0830

North-Central River Forecasting Center

 

River Forecasting Center

0850

Lower Mississippi River Forecasting Center

0920

Missouri Basin River Forecasting Center

0940

Southeast River Forecasting Center

1000

Alaska-Pacific River Forecasting Center

1030

Summarize Needs

1100

Discuss next steps and coordinating with other Federal agencies

NOAA

1200

Lunch

1300

Other and Emerging NWS UAS Applications

Scott, Wolf

 

1400

NOAA UAS Flight Operations

Hall

Office of Marine Aviation Operations

1420

Wildlife Observations

Not identified at time of posting

National Marine Fisheries Service

1440

Air Chemistry Observations

Dr. Timothy Bates

Pacific Marine Environmental Lab

1500

Oil Spill and Marine Domain Awareness Observations

Jacobs

Arctic Shield

1520

Weather and Sea Ice Observations

Robbie Hood or Gary Wick

Sensing Hazards with Operational UAS Technology Office

1540

Wrap-up Open-forum Discussion

JC Coffey

NOAA

1600

Adjourn

 

1800

NOAA No-host Dinner at the Snowgoose Restaurant and Brewpub

JC Coffey

 

Tuesday; 16 September

Time

Presentation Event

Presenter

Representing

0830 - 0845

Welcome and Admin Remarks

Marty Rogers

ACUASI

0845 – 0930

Keynote Address and FAA UASIO Program Office Overview

Jim Williams

FAA; AFS-80

0930 – 1000

"Alaska Aviation: Manned and Unmanned, A Brief Recent History”

Harry Kieling

USDOI

1015 – 1045

Alaska Center for UAS Integration (ACUASI) Overview

Marty Rogers

ACUASI

1045 – 1115

UAF Test Site Roadmap to Flight Operations

Brian Prange

PPUTRC

1115 – 1230

Benefit and Use of the US Army Cold Regions Test Center

David Hoffman

Army Test & Eval. Command

1330 – 1345

FAA UAS Test Site Overview and Purpose

Jim Williams

FAA; AFS-80

1345 – 1415

FAA Test Site Capabilities; What makes each site Unique unto itself?

Jim Williams

Ro Bailey

Rose Mooney

FAA; AFS-80

AK FAA TS

VT FAA TS

1415 – 1515

Community Based Sensing

William “Sweet” Tart

Arctic Slope Regional Corp.

1530 – 1615

Basing the Grey Eagle UAS in Alaska

CW4 Eric Collier

US Army AK Cmd

1615 – 1700

The Safety Management System – A Safety Panel

TBA

Dan Wilkinson

Greg Foscue

Medallion Foundation

Fairweather LLC

ACUASI Safety Officer

1700

Closing Remarks

Marty Rogers

 

 

Wednesday; 17 September

Time

Presentation Event

Presenter

Representing

0830 – 0845

Welcome and Keynote Introduction

Harry Kieling

USDOI

0845 – 0930

Dailey Keynote and AUVSI “State of the Industry”

Michael Toscano

CEO; AUVSI

0930 – 1000

NextGen and UAS Integration Into the NAS

Gisele Mohler

Director; FAA Interagency Planning Office for NextGen

1015 – 1100

UAS, Tethered Balloons, and the US DOE ARM facilities at Oliktok Point AK

Mark Ivey

Hans Verlinde

Sandia Natl Labs, US Dept. of Energy and

Penn. State Univ.

1100 – 1130

NOAA UAS Program Brief

John “JC” Coffey

NOAA

1130 – 1200

NOAA River Forecasting

Dr. Robert Moorehead

Mississippi State University

1300 – 1500

A Legal Panel; “At the Intersection of Law, Policy and Safety – Current and Future Regulations for UAS”

Marc Warren

 

 

Doug Marshall

 

 

Howard Martin

Former FAA Deputy Chief Counsel

 

Aviation Law Attorney to NMSU and UND

 

Current Chief Counsel to the FAA Alaskan Region

1515 – 1600

Commercial UAS Applications Potential

Matt Parker

Precision Aeronautical

1600 – 1645

A Public Safety Panel; Robotics and unmanned systems stand on the precipice of advancing the Peace Officers available arsenal of technology

Chief Keith Mallard

Trooper Steve Adams

Sergeant Greg Foster

Alaskan Law Enforcement

1645 – 1700

The Commercial Enterpriser’s Contribution to the UAS Industry

Nilda Rosario

Northrop Grumman

1700

Closing Remarks

Marty Rogers

ACUASI

 

Thursday; 18 September // Dual Tracks

 

Combined Thursday Events

Time

Presentation Event

Presenter

Representing

0830 – 0845

Welcome and Keynote Introduction

Marty Rogers

ACUASI

0845 - 0900

Keynote Address

Shelly Hughes

Alaska, District 8;     State Representative

1700

Thank you and Closing Remarks

Marty Rogers

ACUASI

 

Track 1: Products, Training and Practical Applications

Time

Presentation Event

Presenter

Representing

0900 – 0930

Flying a UAS in the NAS

Matt Jamison

Patrick Pharand

CAE

0930 – 1000

It Takes a Crew – Training and Certifying UAS Personnel

Nolan Ryon

John Biegger

CAE

1015 – 1045

UAS in Support of Maritime Operations

Tony LaSure

Patrick Pharand

CAE

1045 – 1115

Losing Control – UAS Cyber Security and Vulnerability Assessments

Nolan Ryan, Jeff Brandstaetter

CAE

1115 – 1145

Oregon Testing and Flight Operations

TBD

TBD

1245 – 1315

Defining a Public Safety UAS Technical Assistance Program

Robert Coullahan

President; Readiness Resource Group

1315 – 1345

A Comprehensive Overview of Infrared and Visible UAS Sensors

John Miller

FLIR Systems

1345 – 1415

UAS in the Petroleum Industry and the Benefits of their Technology

Dyan Gibbons

Trumbull Unmanned

1415 – 1445

The First Overland Commercial UAS Flight in the US

Curt Smith

Steve Poirot

BP Oil

1500 - 1700

Alaska UAS Legislative Task Force Meeting

Representative Hon. Shelly Hughes

The People of the State of Alaska

 

 

Track 2: Science, Education and Research

Time

Presentation Event

Presenter

Representing

0900 – 0930

Risk Reduction on Airborne Data Collection

Dr. Jessica Cherry

International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

0930 – 1000

Comparing Digital Sensor Data to that observed by Humans

Dr. Dale Funk

LGL Limited

1015 – 1045

Airborne Optical Gas Imaging

Mike Larson

IR Cameras

1045 – 1115

The Variable Aspect Ratio UAS

Ryan Haughly

Undergrad – Florida Institute of Technology

1115 – 1145

Combustion in Engines Intended for UAS Propulsion

Michael Szedlmayer

U.S. Army Research Laboratory

1145 – 1215

UAS Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD)

Jeff Brandstaetter

CAE

1315 – 1330

UAS Potential within the Transportation Industry

Murray Walsh

AK Dept. of Trans. and Public Facilities

1330 – 1400

UAS and Emergency Management

Dr. Mike Hatfield

UAF

1400 – 1430

UAS in a Bridge Inspection Role

Mark Riley

Rod Dell’Andrea

US Forest Service

1430 – 1500

UAS in an Avalanche Safety Role

Matt Murphy

AK Dept. of Trans. and Public Facilities

1500 – 1530

UAS and Geotechnical Engineering

Dr. Keith Cunningham

UAF

1530 – 1600

UAS use to assess Smoke, Soot and Ice Fog

Sean Barberie

UAF

1600 – 1615

Use of Tethered Balloons to support DOT needs

Dr. Keith Cunningham

UAF

1615 – 1700

Round Table Discussion with AK DOT Leadership

Murray Walsh

AK Dept. of Trans. and Public Facilities