Main Day Two

Main Day 2

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8:15 AM Chairperson's Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mike Blades , Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan

Mike Blades
Senior Industry Analyst
Frost & Sullivan

8:30 AM Department of Homeland Security's Plan for UAS

Paul Benda , Director, HSARPA, Department of Homeland Security

• The Future Vision: What will a fully UAS-integrated America
look like?
• How does the DHS plan to procure UAS platforms for its
subordinate agencies?
• Understanding the DHS mission: future requirements and
capabilities for DHS/USCG/CBP UAS missions
Paul Benda
Director, HSARPA
Department of Homeland Security

9:15 AM Man/Machine Relationships: Determining the Right Level of Autonomy

Dr. James Paunicka , Technical Fellow, Research and Technology, Boeing

• Understanding the new autonomy capabilities of
UAS platforms
• What are the considerations when determining the level of
autonomy of an unmanned system? When is it useful for
more UAS autonomy and when is it not?
• The way forward: laying down the future path of man/
machine relationships
Dr. James Paunicka
Technical Fellow, Research and Technology

10:00 AM Networking Break

10:45 AM The Changing Strategic Environment

Mr. Chris Pehrson , Director, Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

• Understanding new sensor requirements
• Increasing the endurance of the MQ-9 Reaper
• Avenger operations in less permissive environments
Mr. Chris Pehrson
Director, Strategic Development
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

11:30 AM The Roles of Small UAS

Dave Hendrickson , Director of Business Development, AeroVironment

• Operational uses of SUAS in real time environments and the
challenges that developers face to enable end user success
• Understanding the limitations and capabilities of SUAS
• Overcoming development and manufacturing constraints
unique to SUAS
Dave Hendrickson
Director of Business Development

12:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Solving the UAS Power Issue

Mr. Tom Nugent , President, LaserMotive

• Understanding the current limitations of UAS by
power constraints
• External power sources as a solution: Laser
transmitted energy
• Next-gen power sources: Advanced Electric Power Systems
Mr. Tom Nugent

2:00 PM Global Hawk: Status and Capabilities

Dean Berry , Integration Team Lead, Global Hawk Division, US Air Force

• US Air Force’s employment of RQ-4 Global Hawk: Communication Relay, Multi-Intelligence Platform, Advanced Target Detection
• HALE Capabilities: Understanding the advantages of a 60,000ft vantage point for 32 hours
• Exploring Sensor Payloads of the Global Hawk
Dean Berry
Integration Team Lead, Global Hawk Division
US Air Force

3:30 PM Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Communications

CAPT Bill Roeting (ret.) , Director, BLOS C2 Enterprise, Naval Postgraduate S, U.S. Navy

• Current capability limitations and risks due to LOS
communications and its impact on the Warfighter’s mission
• Risks involved with BLOS communications
• Beyond BLOS: what are future requirements and capabilities?
CAPT Bill Roeting (ret.)
Director, BLOS C2 Enterprise, Naval Postgraduate S
U.S. Navy

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