Agenda

 I. Drones in the National Airspace: Government Plans, Current Challenges and Emerging Solutions

Military Keynote Presentations:

■ BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN RAUCH, USAF
Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities
“sUAS to Increase Joint Force Capability from the Tactical to Strategic Level””

■ MR. KENNETH CALLICUTT, SES
J8 Director Capability and Resource Integration,U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
“USSTRATCOM UAS Needs & Requirements for Homeland Defense”

 

“AMO CBP UAS Plans and Programs”
■ MR. ERIK SOYKAN
Director, Air Operations, National Air Security Operations HQ, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, DHS

“NORAD UAS Needs & Requirements for Homeland Defense”
■ MR. STEVEN ARMSTRONG
Deputy Division Chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Operations

“USMC UAS Programs and Experimentation”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL NOAH “SPOOL” SPATARO, USMC
UAS Capabilities Integration/Requirements Officer, Head Quarters Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration

“Air National Guard RPA Total Force Enterprise”
■ COLONEL CHRISTOPHER “LACK-O” MCDONALD, ANG
163d Attack Wing (ATKW), Air National Guard

“UAS Needs & Capabilities for Infrastructure Protection”
■ MR. MATTHEW BARGER
Intelligence and Technology Portfolio Lead, Outreach Programs Division, Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

“432nd UAS Needs, Capabilities and Requirements for the Warfighter”
■ SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE
432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Creech Air Force Base (Tentative)

“UAS Fleet Cyber Needs & Requirements”
■ MR. SAMUEL SEPTEMBRE
Command Science Advisor, Office of Naval Research Global (ONR-G) Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet

“MQ-1C Gray Eagle Operations: Conducting Split-based Ops in a Combat Environment and Road Ahead”
■ CW3 ADAM RICKERT, USA
3rd Flight Platoon Leader, Senior Warrant Officer, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, “GUNFIGHTERS” (Tentative)

 

II. Counter UAS Technologies, UAS Integration in the NAS: Testing, Requirements and Airworthiness

“Counter UAS and Mobile Force Protection”
■ MR. JEAN-CHARLES LEDE
Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA

“Air Force Ground Based Sense and Avoid Initiatives”
■ MR. RON ARSENAULT
Manager, Ground Based Sense and Avoid Project Manager, USAF Materiel Command

“RPA Simulation Training Needs & Requirements”
■ DR. LEAH ROWE
Air Force Research Lab, 711 Human Performance Wing

“DoD UAS Programs Analysis, Commercial Applicability and Integration Forecast”
■ MR. RON STEARNS
Business Development Director, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, Velocity Group

“Counter UAS Emerging Plans, Programs, and Future Requirements”
■ MR. THOMAS BAKER
Founder, Shavano Prime Solutions; Formerly, Director, UAS and Counter UAS Initiatives, First Air Force/NORAD Continental Region
Shavano Prime Solutions

“RPAS Airspace Integration Challenges for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)”
■ MR. ROB HUGHES
Senior Policy Advisor, Airworthiness & Airspace Integration, Engineering and Global Product Development, Office of Independent Airworthiness, Northrop Grumman Corporation

“Integration of UAS Data into the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise”
■ MR. RALPH WADE
Vice President, Digital Solutions/C4ISR, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton

“Small UAS Defeat: Challenges, Successes, and Future Threats”
■ DR. KIM STAMBLER
Sales and Business Development Leader, Battelle and

■ DR. DAN STAMM
cUAS Program Manager, Battelle

“Emerging sUAS Detection Technologies”
■ MR. MICHAEL BLADES
Senior Industry Analyst, Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan

“High Fidelity UAS Collision Damage Modeling Strategies & Mitigation Studies”
■ DR. JAVID BAYANDOR
Director, CRashworthiness for Aerospace Structures and Hybrids (CRASH) Lab, Virginia Tech

“The Black Hornet: Next Generation ISR for Military and Law Enforcement”
■ BRIGADIER GENERAL ARNE SKJAERPE (NORWEGIAN ARMY Ret)
General Manager, Prox Dynamics USA

 

III. Sensors and Next Generation Communications Technologies

“GA-ASI Platforms and Sensor Technologies”
■ MR. JOHN FANELLE
Director, Radar Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

“Emerging Capabilities Using Satellite High Throughput Technologies”
■ MR. RIC VANDERMEULEN
Vice President, Space & Satellite Broadband, ViaSat

“UAS Airborne Electronic Attack”
■ MR. STEVE JONES
Senior Manager, U.S. Army UAS/Rotary Wing Electronic Warfare Infrared