The 3rd Annual Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Conference demonstrates Cape May County’s continued commitment to the development drone technology.
Starting Monday (10/16), the three-day conference at the Cape May Convention Hall in Cape May, N.J., will focus on drone technology and robotics’s varied uses in today’s public safety, commercial and government environments. http://www.uascmc.com
American Aerospace Technologies Inc. has been flying long endurance UAS in Cape May County for years to develop civilian applications for “beyond visual line of site” (BVLOS) unmanned aircraft including its InstiMaps airborne enterprise systems that can uniquely serve first responder, government and commercial users.
Among topics to be discussed: Cape May County’s growing role as a hub for UAS innovation; The NASA 10 Year Aviation Autonomy Roadmap Best practices for long endurance UAS in the National Airspace System. What works, what doesn’t, how to be successful, safe and effective. Roundtable discussion of UAS applications, value and benefits of the use of UAS, sensors and communications in disasters (pre-event, post event and recovery phase), with specific focus on hurricane response.
All very timely given events around the U.S. and the world.
Among the speakers will be Congressman Frank LoBiondo, a passionate supporter of UAS technology; FAA Senior Advisor on UAS, Major General Marke “Hoot” Gibson, USAF (ret.), Marty Pagliughi, Mayor of Avalon, NJ, and Cape May’s Emergency Management Coordinator, and other speakers from leading companies and agencies including the FAA, FEMA, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Rutgers University, Sky Scape Industries, Verizon, the New Jersey State Police, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. There also will be technical exhibits, demonstrations, industry experts and innovators.
Cape May County has been at the forefront of development of the use of unmanned vehicles in disaster response. Unmanned aircraft equipped with imagery capture and sensor equipment enable rapid capture of vital “on ground” information that can be quickly relayed to field and command center personnel simultaneously, with reduced cost and higher accuracy than conventional manual surveillance.
In June, Cape May sponsored a mock disaster exercise in Woodbine, N.J., for first responders from county, state and federal agencies to demonstrate unique new drone-enabled capabilities, including a flying cell site and American Aerospace’s InstiMaps™ airborne enterprise systems technology.
The flying cell site delivered 4G LTE capability to drill participants on the ground in a communications-denied environment specially arranged for the drill. The InstiMaps drill demonstrated how an unmanned can deliver near real-time imagery and data alerts in a post-disaster environment.
If you are interested in the future of unmanned airborne systems technology and robotics, this is the conference for you.
About American Aerospace Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Conshohocken PA, American Aerospace is a pioneer in the growing field of airborne enterprise systems. The company offers advanced sensors and analytics that operate on manned and unmanned aircraft and small electric drones to deliver near real-time inspection, patrol and mapping services as well as airborne wireless services. To learn more about American Aerospace, visit http://americanaerospace.com or follow the company on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AmericanAeroInc/.
By David Yoel – CEO & Founder of American Aerospace Technologies Inc.