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  September 20, 2022

Spotlight article: Lab to Business Technology Presentation 3, and other UASCI upcoming events and activities

The 3rd UASCI Lab to Business Technology Presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 at 1:00 pm CT. This is a free online event. To register for this event, please go to UAS Cluster Initiative Event registration

This event is for serial entrepreneurs, new entrepreneurs, or an existing businesses looking for your next UAS or AAM opportunities. As with previous events, this program features curated technology opportunities from Federal Laboratories.

Technologies to be presented:
  • A vertiport location assessment tool to assist in urban vertiport planning. The tool evaluates a variety of factors, e.g., intermodal centers, environmental impact, zoning/land use, to determine the most suitable locations for vertiports in a desired city/region
  • A traffic management system for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) to enable significant commercial use of UASs within lower altitude airspace for safe, efficient UAS operations that does not interfere with National Airspace System (NAS) operations
  • A system that uses UAVs to inspect and identify debris and foreign objects on runway, taxiway, and tarmac surfaces.
  • A UAV based system that can measure distances, determine ground points, analyze the speed of moving objects, and perform other velocity measurements and analyses to identify the specific location and movement of a ground object.


A recent UAS Magazine Podcast featured UASCI and UAS Angel Network Executive Director, Craig Mahaney, talking with Dayna Bastian on Utilizing Angel Networks to Seed Capital for UAS Startups. To see this podcast go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmtKLJ7OOa0


UASCI will have a booth at the Counter-UAS Center of Excellence Industry Day
This event will occur on September 22-23, 2022 at OSU Hamm Institute for American Energy, 300 NE 9th St. Oklahoma City, OK.

The Counter-UAS Center of Excellence Industry Consortium provides a conduit between industry and government as trusted intermediary to facilitate corporate defense contractor research and in developing minimum viable products. Efforts include educating the next generation of engineers and scientists working in the CUAS space and provide access to unique facilities, research, and development collaborations. For more information and to register for the event go to: https://ceat.okstate.edu/mae/research/usri/coe-industry-day.html


Federal Lab Consortium Industry and Tech Event: UAS Technology for Wildlife and Land Management This is a free, online event scheduled for: Wednesday, September 21 at Noon to 2:15 CT

Join federal labs and private sector partners at the next Industry and Tech Event focused on UAS technology for wildlife and land management. Learn how public and private partnerships are advancing uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) for wildlife and land management. Gain perspectives from labs and their partners working together to advance drone technology.
Register at https://federallabs.org/events/drone-and-sensor-technology

For questions or more information, please contact Jack James at jjames@dcnteam.com
Upcoming UASCI Events
UASCI Lab to Business Technology Presentation #3
September 27, 2022 at 1pm CT
Zoom
This event will feature technologies on Vertiport Planning, UAS Traffic Management (UTM), runway debris detection, and ground object location identification.
Upcoming Industry Events
UAS Technology for Wildlife and Land Management
September 21, 1-3:15pm ET
free online event

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...
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Picterra pioneers first-of-its-kind data curation & exploration technology for geospatial imagery
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UAV Navigation releases its new visual navigation system
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