The 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
June 7 - 10, 2016
Key Bridge Marriott
Arlington, VA, USA
Please see the Program Page for full details of the technical program. Below are some highlights.
|T1||Tutorial 1: EMERGING SUAS TECHNOLOGY FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS (AGDRONETECH16)||Half Day|
|T2||Tutorial 2: UAV DESIGN FOR AUTONOMY: CHALLENGES AND ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES||Half Day|
|P1||Panel 1: Ethics and Engineering: Considerations in Designing Autonomous Systems|
|P2||Panel 2: A Global Perspective: UAS Law, Regulation and Policy Past, Present and Future|
|K1||Dr. Gregory S. Jones
NASA Langley Research Center
|Scaling Aerodynamic Technologies for Applications to Fixed Wing Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
European Aviation Safety Agency
|An Innovative Regulatory Framework for Unmanned Aircraft in Europe|
|K3||Dr. Stephen Wilkerson
Army Research Laboratory
|Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Used by the U.S. Army|
|K4||Dr. Greg L. Zacharias
U.S. Air Force
|The Role of Autonomy in Future US Air Force Operations|
June 7-10, 2016
Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, VA
The 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS'16, will be held for the first time in the Nation's Capital, in the Washington area, on June 7-10. The conference venue is the Key Bridge Marriott, located just across the Key Bridge from Washington D.C. and Georgetown, and two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro Station, on the Orange and Blue Line trains. June 7 will be a Workshop/Tutorial day, followed by a three-day technical Conference on June 8-10.
Judging from the interest ICUAS has drawn over the past eight years and its growth, ICUAS'16 is expected to continue on this path and attract the highest number of participants from academia, industry, federal and state agencies, government, the private sector, users, practitioners and engineers who wish to be affiliated with and contribute technically to this highly demanding and rapidly evolving and expanding field.
ICUAS'16 is fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, a non-profit organization; Information about the organization may be found at www.icuas.com. The theme of ICUAS'16 will focus on the very challenging and timely topic of designing high-confidence autonomous unmanned systems. National and international organizations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities are working towards defining roadmaps of UAS expectations, technical requirements and standards that are prerequisite to their full utilization, as well as legal, policy and ethical issues. The next generation of UAS is expected to be used for a wide spectrum of civilian and public domain applications. Challenges to be faced and overcome include, among others, see-and-avoid systems, robust and fault-tolerant flight control systems, payloads, communications, levels of autonomy, manned-unmanned swarms, network-controlled swarms, as well as challenges related to policies, procedures, regulations, safety, risk analysis assessment, airworthiness, certification issues, operational constraints, standardization and frequency management, all of paramount importance, which, coupled with 'smart', 'environmentally friendly' cutting edge technologies will pave the way towards full integration of UAS with manned aviation and into the respective national airspace.
ICUAS'16 aims at bringing together different groups of qualified military and civilian representatives worldwide, organization representatives, funding agencies, industry and academia, to discuss the current state of UAS advances, and the roadmap to their full utilization in civilian and public domains. Special emphasis will be given to current and future research opportunities, and to 'what comes next' in terms of the essential technologies that need to be utilized to advance further UAS.
Topics of Interest
ICUAS'16 topics of interest include, but will not be be limited to:
|Airspace Control||Integration||See-and-avoid Systems|
|Airworthiness||Levels of Safety||Sensor Fusion|
|Air Vehicle Operations||Manned/Unmanned Aviation||Simulation|
|Autonomy||Micro- and Mini- UAS||Smart Sensors|
|Biologically Inspired UAS||Navigation||Standardization|
|Control Architectures||Payloads||Technology Challenges|
|Energy Efficient UAS||Path Planning||Training|
|Environmental Issues||Regulations||UAS Applications|
|Fail-Safe Systems||Reliability of UAS||UAS Communications|
|Frequency Management||Risk Analysis||UAS Testbeds|
Unmanned system collaboration and coordination, formation control, validation and verification and unmanned system design for assured autonomy, are topics of great interest to ICUAS'16.
Through Keynote addresses and presentations, it is expected that the outcome of the Conference will be a clear understanding of what industry, military, civilian, national/international authorities need, and what are the crucial next steps that need to be completed before UAS are utilized in everyday life applications.