Third Federal UAS Workshop

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May 14-16 2019, NASA Ames Research Center Bldg 3, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA

3rd Federal UAS Workshop, May 14-16, 2019, Mountain View, California

Workshop resources:


Presentations are available below!

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Day 1 - Federal Agency Updates

A plenary morning session with speakers from Federal Agencies updating the audience on UAS policy issues, operational challenges and upcoming opportunities that we could or need to collaborate on. Afternoon poster session on UAS science projects with refreshments.

David Korsmeyer, Center Director NASA Ames: Welcome

John Stock, National Innovation Center Director: Workshop goals and outline

Matt Fladeland, NASA: UAS at NASA

Phil Hall, NOAA: NOAA UAS Program Priorities

Jean Pan, USN: UAS in the Navy: At Sea and Ashore

Victor Wilhelm, USACE: USACE Applications with Small UAS

Chris Stewart, FEMA: Leveraging UAS for Emergency Management and FEMA Applications

Brian Gullett, EPA: Developments in UAS-based emission sampling

Brad Quayle, USFS: US Forest Service UAS Program Overview

Kathleen Venhaus, NGA: NGA UAS for Next Generation GEOINTGA UAS Projects

Raymond Hunt Jr., USDA-ARS: USDA ARS: Applications with Small UAS

James Gray, FHWA: UAS to Support Surface Transportation

DOI Panel with Matt Bobo, BLM; Scott Bishaw, FWS; Jeff Sloan, USGSLuke Monette, OSM

Day 2 - UAS for Science and Emergency Operations: Lessons and Opportunities from the Kilauea Response 

A plenary morning session with Federal scientists and Program leadership using Kilauea as a case study to explore the challenges and opportunities of responding to natural disasters with UAS, focusing on opportunities for joint action. Afternoon breakout sessions on next-generation sensors for small UAS, tribal opportunities, successful workflows and other topics.

Angie Diefenbach, USGS: Overview of DOI-USGS UAS response to Kilauea eruption

Ryan Perroy, UH: UH Hilo and university partners UAS response to Kilauea eruption

Brad Koeckeritz/Steve Stroud, OAS: DOI Rapid response capabilities – T&EAircraft, Emergency COA, airspace deconfliction, rapid payload integration

Anna Stull, USGS: UAS Support of the Hawaii FEMA Housing Mission (Part 1)

Brian GullettEPA: EPA Gas sensor needs

Kristen Manies, USGS: Science Requirements for UAS measurement of gas emissions in natural settings

Sam Prager, USC: UAV-based software-defined radar sensors for environmental monitoring

Geoff Phelps, USGS: Next-generation aeromagnetic maps using UAS

Jack Eggleston, USGS: USGS Water Mission Observing needs

Carl Legleiter, USGS: UAS-based remote sensing of river systems: Applications, challenges, and opportunities

Cian Dawson, USGS: sUAS Ground-Penetrating Radar System for Non-Contact Bathymetry of Freshwater Systems

John Fulton, USGS: QCam, a UAS-based radar for measuring real-time surface water velocity

John "JC" Coffey: Tribal Interest Group Update and the FAA Re-Authorization Act - Tribal Inclusion

Anne Taylor, ESRI Federal Account Manager - Tribes, USDA, DOI: FAA Integrated Pilot Program - Tribal Support -  ESRI Tribal Support - Story Boarding

Dennis Dye: BIE-sponsored UAS training to Native American students and Tribes within SIPI’s Geospatial Information Technology Program

Mark Bauer: UAS LiDAR sensors, considerations and processing workflows

Day 3 - SBIR and industry presentations

Morning plenary sessions with an introduction to NASA’s SBIR program, industry presentations on High Altitude Long Endurance platforms and AI applied to UAS Data. Afternoon working groups on potential SBIR proposals and other partnership opportunities.

Darryl Sergison, CTO, Prismatic Ltd.: A proven approach with World leading experience

Michael Burshteyn, CryptoMove: Drone hack: Weak encryption leaves high-end
UAVs wide open to remote highjacking