Inside Unmanned Systems

JUN-JUL 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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18 June/July 2018 unmanned systems inside P P IP Integration Pilot Program Team Profi les Fast Tracking UAS A merican companies are known for using 'tiger teams'—an ap- proach to problem solving cre- ated by NASA—to develop new tech- nology and tackle big challenges. Now the White House is adopting this concept to work out how to integrate drones into the national airspace. They are betting that 10 teams of the new Integration Pilot Program (IPP) will be able to prototype the next phase of the entire drone industry. To find success, the teams and their roughly 200 partners will have to de- sign new hardware, upgrade their software and stretch the capabilities of communication and tracking systems to launch new applications chosen, in Logo courtesy of Federal Aviation Administration. Drone applications ranging from fi nding feral hogs to delivering aid to heart attack victims are now under fast-track development as part of a new federal program to break through the technical, regulatory and societal barriers holding back the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) industry. large part, for the challenges they entail. And, though they can apply for a 1-year extension, officially the Department of Transportation has given them only two years to get it all done. D e v e lo pi ng t h e a p pl i c a t i o n s , though, is about much more than ro- tors, batteries and sensors. To achieve their commercial potential the teams must win permission to f ly from the Federa l Av iation Administration (FAA), which is going to require them to make the case that their technol- ogy is safe enough to operate in the With IPP Washington moves The 10 Winning Teams by State City/State University of Alaska-Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK City of San Diego, CA City of San Diego, CA Lee County Mosquito Control District Ft. Myers, FL Kansas Department of Transportation Topeka, KS The City of Reno Reno, NV North Carolina Department of Transportation Raleigh, NC North Dakota Department of Transportation Bismarck, ND Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Durant, OK Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Memphis, TN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority Herndon, VA Locating feral hogs Water sampling from a drone Automated defi brillator delivery Unmanned spraying to kill mosquitos Airbus Ariel Airmap AT&T FedEx Flirtey Iris Automation Matternet Simulyze T-Mobile uAvionix Vigilant Aerospace Systems ParaZero Intel CNN AiRXOS, a GE venture PARTNERS ON MORE THAN ONE TEAM* * Based on interviews as of press time. Subject to change. 2 6 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS +

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