Watch: Day 2 attendees of AUVSI 2011 discuss UAVs role in future airspace
As part of the Rockwell Collins eBook, "The Coming Revolution in Airspace Operation: Preparing for NextGen and SESAR... Today," members of the aerospace industry share their views on the role of UAVs in NextGen and SESAR airspace during the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's annual conference.
Watch: Day 1 attendees of AUVSI 2011 discuss UAVs role in future airspace
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Join the Conversation with Rockwell Collins at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2011
With NextGen and SESAR air traffic management systems emerging, the convergence of manned, unmanned and optionally manned aviation is no longer an issue of ”if,” but “when.” Rockwell Collins (Booth 2221) is inviting conference attendees to “Join the Conversation” on these topics throughout AUVSI 2011.
Rockwell Collins will be asking conference attendees to share their views on video regarding what is needed to implement NextGen, SESAR and UAV operations in all airspace. These videos will become part of the company’s newest eBook – "The Coming Revolution in Airspace Operation: Preparing for NextGen and SESAR … Today." Other industry leaders who have shared their opinions for the eBook include Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion Blakey and EUROCONTROL Principal Director of Air Traffic Management Bo Redeborn.
Questions participants will be asked include:
- What is your organization doing today to get ready for NextGen and/or SESAR?
- What are the critical technologies needed to improve automation and efficiency in aircraft and air traffic management?
- What is the role of UAVs and optionally piloted aircraft both today in the future?
Please provide your preferred day (Tuesday 8/16 or Wednesday 8/17) and time for your short video interview to Maureen Stevens at email@example.com or 540-878-2251.
News conference and “Hot Topics” sessions
Dave Vos, senior director of UAS and Rockwell Collins Control Technologies, will hold a luncheon news conference at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, where he will update journalists on Rockwell Collins’ programs and initiatives. The news conference will be held in Room 159B at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The focus of his conference will include more details on technology developments that are enabling the convergence on manned and unmanned aircraft and the company’s latest activities in the UAV marketplace, including videos of recent tests and new contract wins.
On Aug. 17, Vos will moderate a “Hot Topics” session addressing domestic and international standards for the UAS industry from 4-5 p.m. in the Room 147B.
Sam Hubbard, senior director of Rockwell Collins Government Affairs Defense, will moderate a “Hot Topics” session on the recent LightSquared/GPS interference debate on Aug. 18 from 4-5 p.m. in the Room 145A.