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UAS Cluster Initiative newsletter
  August 23, 2022

Spotlight: Upcoming UASCI activities
UASCI and UAS Angel Network at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas on Sept. 6-8th
Craig Mahaney, Executive Director of UASCI and the UAS Angel Network, will be attending the Commercial UAS Expo in Las Vegas on Sep. 6 to 8th. Commercial UAV Expo
If you are attending the Commercial UAV Expo and would like to meet with Criag, please send him an email at

UASCI Lab to Business Counter UAS Technologies Presentation on August 31
Are you are a serial entrepreneur, a new entrepreneur, or an existing business looking for your next UAS/AAM business opportunity?
Don't miss UASCI's Lab to Business Technology Presentation featuring Counter UAS (C-UAS) technologies developed by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)–Crane and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). This is a free online event scheduled for August 31st at 1:00 pm CT. The technologies to be featured are:

From Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane Division
  • Search Track Acquire React System (STARS) Drone Integrated Acquisition Tracker (DIAT)
  • Hardware and software system for in-flight detection and control of rogue drones
From Air Force Research Lab
  • Drone-delivered counter-drone net for capture and retrieval
To register for this event, please go to UAS Cluster Initiative Event registration

For questions or more information, please contact Jack James at
UAS in the News
Governors Stitt, Hutchinson Partner to Create Super Region for Advanced Mobility in the Heartland
Governors Kevin Stitt and Asa Hutchinson joined together to position the Oklahoma-Arkansas region as a national hub for advanced mobility (AM) with the support of partners Tulsa Innovation Labs and Runway Group. The collaborative effort to support...
Upcoming UASCI Events
UASCI Lab to Business Technology Presentation #2
August 31, 2022 at 1pm
This event is scheduled for August 31, 2022 and will feature Counter UAS technologies from Naval Surface Warfare Center- Crane Division and the Air Force Research Lab.
Upcoming Industry Events
Commercial UAV Expo
September 6-8, 2022
Caesars Forum, Las Vegas, NV

UAS Summit & Expo
October 4-5, 2022
Grand Forks, ND

Public Safety UAS Workshop
October 5-6, 2022
Salina, KS
Join fellow public safety professionals and the Kansas State University UAS experts for a day and a half of UAS education, networking, and hands-on exploration. This workshop will provide learning opportunities for law enforcement, fire, and...
Droneport Headlines
Detroit Auto Show to Showcase Air Mobility with Aerial Taxis, Hoverboards
DBusiness | 08/10/2022
Organizers of the North American International Auto Show today announced an all-new "Air Mobility Experience" will join the Sept. 14-25 auto show lineup, bringing science fiction to reality over the skies of Detroit and Windsor.
Policy News
Assuring Autonomy BlogWhite House Advanced Air Mobility Summit: Takeaways for Industry
AUVSI | 08/10/2022
On August 3rd, the White House hosted a Summit on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). While AAM was the focus of the Summit, discussions also centered around more traditional Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) issues, in addition to Counter-UAS issues in...

Grand Farm's Autonomous Nation Conference to Connect Autonomous Industry and Policymakers
sUAS News | 08/11/2022
Grand Farm will host its Autonomous Nation Conference on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Autonomous Nation will bring together policymakers from the local, state, and national levels with industry entrepreneurs and innovators to help make our region the...

Commercial Drone Alliance uses old-school lobbying in next-generation AAM sector
Drone DJ | 08/18/2022
Rebounding off its participation in the August 3 White House summit on advanced air mobility (AAM), sector lobbying organization Commercial Drone Alliance has gone on the offensive with praise of the Biden administration's initiative in support of...
Research News
Large-scale research effort on drone traffic management will answer a critical need in a growing industry
sUAS News | 08/19/2022
Virginia Tech has won its sixth major federal contract to lead research on an increasingly urgent question: How to safely manage drone traffic.

NASA Langley Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Flight Dynamics Research Facility
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily | 08/19/2022
NASA Langley Research Center held a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 17 to mark the beginning of construction on its new vertical wind tunnel, the Flight Dynamics Research Facility (FDRF).
Industry Headlines
Reveal Technology and Teal Drones Demonstrate Multi-Drone Mapping to US Military
sUAS News | 08/18/2022
Military tactical teams' ability to quickly produce accurate maps of areas targeted for military operations can mean the difference between mission success or failure. Meeting this need, Reveal Technology has teamed with Teal Drones – a division of...

Autonomous Drones May Be the Only Way to Monitor Floating Solar Farms
dronelife | 08/17/2022
Today, leading autonomous inspection and monitoring solution provider Percepto revealed that it has successfully concluded a proof-of-concept (POC) for the observation of a 250 acre floating solar farm alongside the Electric Generating Authority of...

Microsoft's Drone AI Pilot Training Lab
CleanTechnica | 08/16/2022
It makes sense to perform the most hazardous activities in simulations when you're testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicle prototypes, or simply automobiles in general. An early autonomous system may be extremely...

The Blue sUAS Framework: A Conversation with ModalAI
dronelife | 08/16/2022
Many assume the Defense Innovation Unit's (DIU) Blue UAS program focuses solely on ready-to-fly drones. "Blue," however, consists of several distinct, but related, lines of effort.

Global eVTOL Aircraft Market Expected to Accumulate a Revenue of $4,222.4 Million by 2033, Growing at a Healthy CAGR of 29.6% [329-Pages] | Research Dive
GlobeNewswire | 08/15/2022
The global eVTOL aircraft market is anticipated to grow tremendously by 2033, mainly due to the launch of advanced eVTOL aircraft services. Also, continuous innovations and research in the unmanned aerial technology are expected to make the...

Amazon Drone Delivery Video Reveals Delivery Mode and More
dronelife | 08/10/2022
The newly release Amazon drone delivery video, embedded below, shows off Amazon's latest aircraft model – and reveals their proposed mode of delivery.  Amazon's delivery program is set to begin in California and Texas later this year.

The fall and rise of jetpacks
Royal Aeronautical Society | 08/16/2022
ANTONY QUINN CRAeS, Royal Navy Commander and co-founder of Maverick Aviation Ltd which has created a semi-automated hands-free jetpack, explores the turbulent history of personal air mobility.

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