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  • 1. Featuring Warfighter Perspective & OEM Panels presents a training conference… Unmanned Aircraft Systems 5th Annual May 18 – May 21, 2009 Washington, DC area Featuring a distinguished speaker faculty including: Major General Frederick F Roggero, USAF, Commander, Air Force Flight Safety Center, US Air Force Brigadier General Charles K. Shugg, USAF, Commander, Joint 4 reasons why you can’t afford Unmanned Aircraft Systems to miss this time-critical event: Center of Excellence, US Air Force 1 Get involved in program updates from the right Colonel Robert J. Sova, USA, PM’s, at the right time Director, Army Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence, US 2 Gain insight in UAS utilization from across the Army spectrum of services and integrators John Stanton, SES, Executive 3 Understand UAS requirements and opportunities Director, National Air Security Operations, Customs and Border 4 Hear success stories from the people who are at Protection, Department of the forefront of UAS technology Homeland Security Sponsored By: Media Partners: Call Joe at 416-597-4787 to register!
  • 2. Who You Will Meet: The audience of IDGA’s 5th Annual Dear Colleague, Unmanned Aircraft Systems is comprised of senior-level technology specialists from The role of today’s UAS is constant ly evolving. In the current battlesp government agencies, research laboratories, ace, situational awareness is integral to and equipment suppliers with a range of operational success. Technologica l breakthroughs, such as smaller UAS responsibilities including: , serve an increasingly valuable role in US and Coalition force transformation. • UAS/UAV/UCAV Development • Sensor Systems Integration Yet payload weight, time on stat • Weapons Payload R&D ion, communication, airspace management, sensor packages, • Platform and Systems Acquisition and UCAV deployment are still issue s and obstacles currently faced by all UAS operators. The various technologica • ISR Practitioners l developments and improvements have matured the UAS into necessar • Program Management y, integral and must-have tools in the combat operator’s arsenal. IDGA’s 5th Annual UAS Summit Here’s what past attendees presents exclusive insights on: • Improvemen ts in combat capabilities and weapon have said about IDGA events: ization of current platforms • Developmen ts in micro UAS “Terrific! Well done, no snafus … well- • Use of UAS in homeland security organized and well-planned.” • DARPA initia tives Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Labs Take the time now to block off May 18-21, 2009 in your calendar and reserve your place among IDGA’s UAS com munity. Register yourself and you “All the speakers were well prepared and r team today by emailing joseph.cox@idga .org or by calling 416-597-4787. knowledgeable. This expertise will be very valuable to us in our project work.” I look forward to meeting you in May ! Electrical Engineer, Williams Pyro Inc. V/R, P Don miss: .S. ’t Sponsored By: 18 May 18: Sense & Respond Focus Day May 21: UAS Subsystems 21 Media Partners: Sarah Wickens & Platforms Focus Day Program Director 5th Annual Unmanned Aircraft Syst See pages 3 and 5 ems for details! Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities To learn more about these and other marketing opportunities, please contact Joe at 416-597-4787 or via e-mail at joseph.cox@idga.org For information about sponsoring our upcoming webinars, please contact Joe Cox or via email at joseph.cox@idga.org. PRICING Team Discounts* Register by Register by Register after MILITARY AND Number of Attendees Savings of: GOVERNMENT March 6 April 3 April 3 Industry 3 to 4 10% 5 or more 15% Pre-Conference Workshop Day $500 $500 $500 $500 * Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. (Mon-May/18) MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IDGA Please contact Sherryl at 416-597-4722 Main Conference $799 $899 $999 $999 for cancellation, postponement and A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations (Tues-Wed May 19-20) substitution policy. not accompanied by credit card payment at the time of registration. Post-Conference Venue and Lodging: Call Joe at * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must Workshop Day $500 $500 $500 $500 416-597-4787 for venue information add 6% sales tax. (Thu May 21) Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: restriction, please contact Customer Service JPMorgan Chase Superpass at 416-597-4721 to discuss your specific Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 (all 4 days) $1,699 $1,799 $1,899 $1,899 needs. ABA/Routing #: 021000021 - Best Deal! Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) ©2009 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The andthe event number: 10666.003 format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of Industry is not entitled to early bird discounts. Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of IDGA. Unauthorized reproduction will be registration and includes lunches, refreshments, and detailed actionable under the Lanham Act and conference materials. Your registration will not be confirmed Call Joe at 416-597-4787 to register! common law principles. 2 until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation.
  • 3. UAS Sense-and-Respond Focus Day Monday, May 18, 2009 This in-depth and interactive classroom-style workshop day will examine initiatives in UAS Sense & Respond systems Registration & Coffee 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Real-Time Target Geo-Location and Web-Based Situational Awareness using Tactical UAVs The use of advanced technology and novel system architectures to improve How you will benefit: on conventional GPS equipment and methods for UAS is at the forefront Discover the benefits of a georegistered imagery downlink • of unmanned systems. Multiple platforms carry sensors to support • Learn about advancements in data management for multiple sensor feeds battlespace awareness, and real-time video has been given the ability to be • Understand how improved GPS and imagery systems can provide downlinked to the battlefield. Precision registration of imagery is needed enhanced response time to allow sensor data to be used for targeting. Session Leader: What will be covered: Alison Brown Near-real time mensurated imagery needed to support call-for-fire operations President and CEO, NAVSYS Corporation • Data management for multiple sensor feeds • Get the latest on GPS advancements Key performance issues for High Accuracy GeoRegistration • 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Sense and Avoid for Single and Multiple UAVs This workshop will address key technologies enabling single and multiple How you will benefit: UAVs to safely conduct reconnaissance and surveillance missions in an Learn about the future of sense and avoid • urban environment. We will discuss means to plan a mission and locate or • Understand the fundamental requirements for control of multiple UAVs position UAVs for maximum area coverage while using sensing • Discover the advancements made in collision avoidance technologies to ensure collision avoidance with both stationary and Session Leader: moving obstacles. Issues of cooperative control among multiple UAVs will Dr. George Vatchsevanos be highlighted with an emphasis on collision avoidance. Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology What will be covered: • Sense and Avoid in urban operations • Collision avoidance for all manner of obstacles Discover collision avoidance for multiple UAVs • Control technologies for multiple UAVs Lunch 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM Sense and Respond in Urban Operations Significant advancements in sense-and-respond have provided UAS the ability How you will benefit: to fly in non-segregated urban operational airspace. Issues surrounding the Learn about advancements in mid-air collision avoidance • feasibility of a solution fulfilling the traffic separation and mid-air collision • Discover insight operating UAS in non-segregated airspace avoidance requirements for UAS will be addressed. Considerations such as • Hear about ongoing challenges in meeting various airspace requirements required safety level and functional performances will also be discussed. Session Leader: What will be covered: David Maroney • Necessary links with ongoing standardization work Lead Systems Engineer, MITRE • Operational recommendations Learn about UO-specific technology • Mid-air collision avoidance requirements 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Advanced Sensor Systems for UAS Sense & Respond This workshop will assess three collision detection and avoidance How you will benefit: technologies that are viable for UAS, namely low-cost optic flow sensor, Discover how performance parameters are being refined • non-scanning, low-power laser range finders and on-board computer vision • Learn about line-of-site rates to detect collisions and avoid techniques. We describe on-going research and flight experiment efforts to • Gain insight into the future of sense and respond systems develop and refine these technologies in support of military applications like Session Leader: over-the-hill surveillance and reconnaissance operations in urban terrain. Douglas Marshall What will be covered: Director of Program Development, UAS Center of Excellence, • Characterization of near mid-air collision encounters University of North Dakota • Defining collision avoidance system performance requirements Gain insight into multi-sensor technologies • Incorporating both industry standard and industry evolving methods and techniques Seating is limited. Register yourself and your team today. See page 6 for details Call Joe at 416-597-4787 to register! 3 Sponsored By:
  • 4. Main Conference Day 1 Main Conference Day 2 Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Registration & Coffee 7:15 Registration & Coffee 7:15 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 8:00 Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks 8:00 Keynote: UAS in Homeland Security Applications 8:15 Keynote: USAF Unmanned Systems Roadmap 8:15 Use of UAVs in Homeland Security • UAS Integration in CONUS Joint operations and employment of UAS • Current Homeland Security science and technology initiatives • Unmanned Aircraft COE Programs • Advanced operator training for improved utilization of data John Stanton, SES, Executive Director, National Air Brigadier General Charles K. Shugg, USAF, Commander, Security Operations, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security Joint Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence, U.S. Air Force National Airspace System – Access 9:00 and Integration Update on U.S. Army UAS CoE and Army UAS 9:00 FAA policy on use of UAS in national airspace • Programs Future direction and challenges • Status and direction of Army UAS programs • K. Douglas Davis, Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Program Current and future initiatives at the Army UAS Center of • Office, AIR-60, Federal Aviation Administration Excellence Networking Break Colonel Robert Sova, USA, Director, Army Unmanned 9:45 Aircraft System Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Warfighter Perspective Panel: Soldier & Operator 10:30 Perspective – UAS Requirements and Capabilities Networking Break 9:45 Join UAS industry leaders and hear directly from the warfighter! Mid-Morning Keynote: UAS Flight Safety 10:30 Gain insight into the capabilities that work and requirements for the future of all unmanned aircraft. Operational and individual risk decision-making • Moderator: Lieutenant Colonel Brad “Myrtle” Beach, USMC, Air Force safety and operational risk management education • UAS Coordinator, Department of Aviation, Aviation Major General Frederick F Roggero, USAF, Commander, Weapons Requirements-81, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Air Force Flight Safety Center, U.S. Air Force Headquarters Marine Corps Three Persistent & Emerging Issues Impacting the 11:15 LUNCH 12:00 UAS Operator Joint interdependencies & relationships: local, inter-theater, and • Procedural Approaches to UAS Integration 1:15 global Four pillars of UAS integration: airworthiness, airspace, • • Technology challenges: CODEC, metadata, encryption, LOS spectrum operational training/procedures, technology • Limitations • Addressing integration today while technology addresses • Collaboration challenges tip to tail: vertical & horizontal tomorrow Bob Fitzgerald, President, Bosh Global Services • Foundation of integration: sound safety assessments (SRM/ORM) Lieutenant Colonel Dallas S Brooks, USAF, Chief, LUNCH Unmanned Aircraft Integration Policy, DOD Policy Board on 12:00 Federal Aviation (PBFA) UAS OEM Panel Discussion 1:15 United States Marine Corps Unmanned Aircraft 2:00 USMC Program Update Programs Hear the UAS OEMs discuss the latest challenges, innovations Overview of systems currently employed by the Marine Corps and evolutions in the sector. • Challenges associated with UAS fielding and employment • Maintaining the DoD/OEM/Supplier relationship • • Future systems and acquisition considerations • Current and future UAS supply requirements and opportunities Lieutenant Colonel Brad “Myrtle” Beach, USMC, UAS Coordinator, Department of Aviation, Aviation Weapons Networking Break 2:45 Requirements-81, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Headquarters Marine Corps European Defence Agency: Activities on UAS Air 3:15 Allied Perspective Traffic Insertion Networking Break 2:45 and Activities Introduction: role of EDA • DARPA Vulture Program • Outline of what the EDA is doing in the area of UAS 3:15 • UAS sense and avoid program: MIDCAS DARPA Vulture Program: Extraordinary flight endurance • Daniel Johansson, Senior Officer, Armaments Co- Operations paradigm shift: Sustained airborne mission without • cost/footprint of conventional sustainment Operation, European Defence Agency • Acquisition paradigm shift: Why downselect? Daniel Newman, Program Manager, Vulture, Defense Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet UAS Update 4:00 Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Maritime Environment in the SOUTHCOM and C4F area of focus • Key areas and scenarios for unmanned air systems in the C4F AOF Payload and UAS • UAS Payloads and Facilities 4:00 • Current UAS initiatives in the C4F AOF and the way ahead for Non-optical UAS payloads • Testing UAS operations Future UAS communication systems • Ted Venable, Capt. USN (Ret), COMFOURTHFLT UAS • Overview and utilization of UAS Test Facilities Program Manager, Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet Jan Moren, Deputy Director, Intelligence and Information Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Southern Command Warfare Directorate, CERDEC RDECOM, US Army End of Day One End of Main Conference 4:45 4:45 Call Joe at 416-597-4787 to register! 4
  • 5. UAS Subsystems & Platforms Focus Day Thursday, May 21, 2009 This in-depth and interactive classroom-style workshop day will examine R&D for the future of UAS Subsystems and Platforms Registration & Coffee 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Highly Capable UAV Payload This session highlights a recent payload developed for the Office of Naval How you will benefit: Research that greatly enhances the capabilities of Tier II UAVs. By capitalizing Understand the capabilities that can be added to existing platforms that • on commercial advances in computer networks a modular, low cost airframe have 20 lb payload capacity agnostic onboard network was developed. An existing intelligent controller • Gain information on the power of a networked intelligent controller in was modified to process information arriving on the network and directs UAV operations semi-autonomous activities for the aircraft. The network enables several • Receive a fundamentally different approach to generating UAV imagery behaviors not currently available in this class of UAV, including condition • Be exposed to the power of commercial GIS products for interpretation of based maintenance and high level operational behaviors. Novel cameras, with UAV imagery orthorectifed image frames were utilized in the original version of the payload Session Leader: to provide fundamentally novel and greatly improved image products. William L. Kiser, Jr., Ph.D. What will be covered: The Penn State Electro Optic Center • Modular, network based UAV architectures • Distributed onboard processing • Intelligent controllers Discover sensors and UAV optics • Orthorectified image products and corresponding workflow 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Near-Earth Environments Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have demonstrated usefulness in tasks like How you will benefit: search-and-rescue, exploration and mapping, weather monitoring and forest Appreciation of UAV testing and evaluation (T&E) • firefighting. More recently, UAVs are currently being designed to fly in near- • Demonstration of UAV design cycle with validation and verification (V&V) Earth environments like forests, buildings, caves and tunnels. These are • Understand technical design requirements for flying in near-Earth cluttered areas where there is no GPS and communications are degraded. environments As such, such UAVs demand sensor suites that can autonomously navigate Session Leader: the vehicle. This talk will showcase designs and demonstrations of such Dr. Paul Oh UAVs at the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab in Philadelphia USA. Lab Director, Drexel Autonomous Systems Laboratory (DASL), Drexel What will be covered University • Highly sophisticated sensor suites Sensor advancements for autonomous navigation • UAV design and missions Lunch 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM Exploitation-Enabled Small UAVs for Enhanced Surveillance Rapid integration and T&E of systems that use camera-equipped small UAVs How will you benefit: are needed to assist soldiers in performing persistent site surveillance tasks. Understand capabilities available to see the battlefield in real-time • The ability to detect and track moving vehicles and persons via laptop Gain insight into integration of design for easy portability • stations is technology required for the future of UAVs in ISR operations. • Discover real time video exploitation systems What will be covered: Session Leader: • Command and control of UAVs and sensor systems Bruce Deal • Quality data collection using novel technologies Senior Vice President, SET Corp • Real-time analytical tools Discover advancements in analytics and T&E 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Air Traffic Control Position Reports for Unmanned Aircraft In order to improve air traffic control and UAV operations, and to provide a How you will benefit: deconfliction solution for an increasingly congested airspace, air traffic control Discover the subsystems allowing for advancements in position reporting • reporting systems are at the forefront of UAS technologies. Advancements in • Learn about network-centric systems for improved operator performance the development of technologies to coordinate and display disparate data feeds Session Leader: between multiple UAV models, manned DOD aircraft, and commercial aircrafts Gerard Pizzo can be accomplished through a network-centric automated discovery tool. CEO, VIPMobile What will be covered: • Optimization of data transfer systems Learn about improvements in air traffic control for UAS • Advancements in technologies to assist in fiend operations with limited bandwidth • Position reporting in congested airspace Call Joe at 416-597-4787 to register! 5 Sponsored By:
  • 6. REGISTRATION CARD ❑ Yes, please register me for IDGA’s ❑ ❑ Conference ONLY UAS Subsystems and Platforms Focus Day ❑ UAS Sense-and-Respond ❑ Focus Day All-Access Pass Your customer registration code is: TLS/JC When registering, please provide the code above. Salutation/Rank________________________Name_____________________________ Job Title______________________________________________________________ Unit/Division___________________________________________________________ Organization____________________________________________________________ Approving Manager______________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ City__________________________________State______________Zip___________ Phone________________________________Fax_______________________________ 3 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: E-mail__________________________________________________________________ 1 Email: joseph.cox@idga.org ❑ Check enclosed for $_________ (Payable to IDGA) 2 Phone: 416-597-4787 ❑ Charge my __Amex __Visa __Mastercard __Diners Club 3 Fax: 416-598-7934 24 Hours A Day 4 Card #____________________________________Exp. Date___/___ ❑ Please keep me informed via email about this and other related events. 10666.003/D/AK Featuring Warfighter Perspective & OEM Panels presents a training conference… Unmanned Aircraft Systems 5th Annual May 18 – May 21, 2009 4 reasons why you can’t afford to miss Washington, DC area this time-critical event: Get involved in program updates from the right PM’s, at 1 the right time Gain insight in UAS utilization from across the spectrum 2 of services and integrators 3 Understand UAS requirements and opportunities Hear success stories from the people who are at the 4 forefront of UAS technology