Seminar Theatre 3 - Future of Flight

    • Tuesday

      Vicki Murdie: Speaking in the Seminar Theatre 3 - Future of Flight

      11.00 - 11.30

      Vicki Murdie

      Future Flight Challenge - Making Drone Operations a Reality

      The Future Flight Challenge from UKRI continues to work to accelerate development and adoption of new technologies. Many of our R&D projects are now demonstrating their technologies and the potential impact and benefits. In particular, there are a range of exciting use-cases that support public services and wider scientific research. We are now looking to the future and new ways to collaborate and influence the future.

      Matt Hopkins: Speaking in the Seminar Theatre 3 - Future of Flight

      11.45 - 12.15

      Matt Hopkins
      Frazer-Nash Consultancy

      Thunderbird: Saving More Lives Sooner with BVLOS Emergency Service Drones

      The Thunderbird Project aims to enable Emergency Service drones to operate BVLOS, providing life-critical support, to save more lives sooner. The project takes a structured multi-agency goals architecture approach to open the skies for Emergency Service BVLOS highly-automated UAS operations. This session presents a project update and explores our technical approach to making life-saving drone operations a reality.

      Hannu Lesonen: Speaking in the Seminar Theatre 3 - Future of Flight

      12.30 - 13.00

      Hannu Lesonen
      Anarky Labs Oy

      Augmented Reality as Enabler for Drone Pilots

      Augmented Reality can increase the situational awareness of drone pilots, freeing them from staring at confined screens at controllers, instead seeing everything in the sky where the drone is. We present use cases where AR (Augmented Reality) can be of benefit for drone pilots in demanding, critical missions. We also present how AR can revolutionize drone pilot training, relieving pilot training from any weather or permission restrictions.

      Dr Deborah Saban-Eppel: Speaking in the Seminar Theatre 3 - Future of Flight

      13.15 - 13.45

      Dr Deborah Saban-Eppel
      Luffy AI

      Using Adaptive AI for Improved Drone Flight Characteristics

      What is adaptive AI and can it be used to make flight controllers safer, more robust, and more cost-effective? Yes, it can. Current PID-based controllers are only performant when operating inside their tuning region. As a result, drone platforms lack the ability to dynamically adapt to changes. Deploying adaptive AI technology in flight controllers can extend the operating range of current drone platforms through improved control and fault tolerance.

      Cyriel Kronenburg: Speaking in the Seminar Theatre 3 - Future of Flight

      14.00 - 14.30

      Cyriel Kronenburg
      uAvionix Corporation

      Scalable, secure, assured: Combining C2 and DAA for BVLOS operations

      Successful BVLOS operations depend on assured communications and real-time awareness for remote operators. This session explores the benefits of combining Command and Control (C2) communications and Detect and Avoid (DAA) systems for mission success. Attendees will learn how protected aviation spectrum, link diversity, and multiple sensors are a proven combination that meets regulatory and business needs.

      Dan Sloat: Speaking in the Seminar Theatre 3 - Future of Flight

      14.45 - 15.15

      Dan Sloat
      Volatus Infrastructure

      ALP Process in Oshkosh, WI for a Vertiport

      What we''ve learned during the year+ ALP process for our vertiport in Oshkosh, WI.