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Cal UAS Portal E. Shibley


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  • 1. Cal UAS Portal Eileen Shibley UAS Lead, Inyokern Airport 760-382-1049
  • 2. Commercial Airline Traffic *NASA Ames Image *NASA Ames ImageIYK
  • 3. R-2508 Complex
  • 4. • California will gain more than any other State from UAS * • ~80% of U.S. applications for UAS are in Precision Agriculture * • $90B industry in next decade * • UAS expected to create 100,000 jobs * • UAS technology mature • UAS will potentially save $Millions UAS Commercial Applications … Why would California care? * Source: Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Economic Impact Study - March 2013
  • 5. • Agriculture – geo-surveying, crop spraying, livestock monitoring, wildlife inventory, soil erosion, frost mitigation, determining plant health, crop harvesting • Utility Companies – downed power lines, water lines, geophysical surveys to predict mineral deposits • First Responders - Search & Rescue, Firefighting, wildfire mapping • Coastline Tracking - locating oil spills, coastal erosion, migratory studies, • Construction - facility inspection, maintenance and safety purposes • Aerial surveillance – pipeline security, home security, road patrol, etc. • Weather studies - Hurricane hunters (collect barometric pressure, temperature, etc real-time) • Reconnaissance - support in natural disasters • Aerial photography and marketing • Transportation – FedEx and UPS UAS Applications
  • 6. • So, why??? – FAA process for UAS commercial (non-DoD) use is: • Cumbersome • Time-consuming • Restrictive • Currently … – 327 active permits in U.S. • most for law enforcement or universities Why aren’t we using UAS in the United States?
  • 7. FAA directed to: 1. Establish 6 R&D test sites in the U.S. 2. Develop a plan to accelerate the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace system Cal UAS Inyokern is competing with 24 other Applicants across U.S. FAA decision by year-end Site visit anticipated soon Cal UAS Portal - Background – FAA Bill FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 – dtd 14 Feb 12
  • 8. UAS Test Site Applications 0 200 400 600 800 Miles States that have submitted proposals 25 Applicants from 24 States (This does not reflect team members) Projection: WGS84 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere Source: FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office Date of Map Creation: May 13, 2013 Cartographer: Dennis Nicholas Official FAA Website – June 2013
  • 9. Cal UAS Operating Area
  • 10. Cal UAS– Industry Team Members
  • 11. – Hangars – ADS-B ground control and tracking stations – UAS Lab – Incubator hub for UAS R&D – Rapid prototyping and 3D Printing facilities – Frequency/spectrum management – Digital 395 – 72 fibers at 6 POP – Fuel - Av-Gas and Jet-A-fuel (24/7) (Mo gas coming soon) – Firehouse - fully staffed 24/7 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility – Room to Grow - airport-owned - 1,700 acres Cal UAS – Infrastructure
  • 12. • Under the broad UAS categories of: – System Safety, data gathering and certification – Command and Control link issues – Ground and airborne secure sense and avoid research – Environmental impacts – Unmanned systems operations and privacy • Specific Research topics are: – RF Interference – In-flight collision – multi-UAV – Collision into terrain, buildings, etc. – Traffic management – Equipment failure – Multi-UAS interoperability in airspace – NextGen interoperability Cal UAS - Research
  • 13. • 1.1 million acres – desert, mountains, valleys, coastal plains, offshore islands, maritime • Pristine Class E airspace • Shares fenceline with China Lake Naval Weapons Center • 20,000 sq miles restricted airspace – 12% of CA airspace • Sub-zero in Sierra Nevada’s to extreme heat in Death Valley • Remote, unpopulated mountain and desert area to populated coastal and inland cities • Cal UAS airspace is well-established for R&D use of UAS – China Lake and NASA Dryden Cal UAS – Ground and Airspace
  • 14. • Project Planning Memorandum (PPM) • Test Hazard Analysis • Hazard Level Guide • Risk Category Matrix • Project Risk Categories • Visual Observer Capability • Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations (BVLOS) • Existing Safety Record with Manned Aircraft • Existing Safety Record with UAS Aircraft • Experience developing Safety Risk Management Culture • Experience Establishing a Safety Review Board Cal UAS - Safety
  • 15. • Experience in operating Manned and UAS Aircraft – Specific experience by Team Pilots • Certification and Licensing – UAS Pilot in Command Certification – UAS Chase Pilot Certification – UAS Static Visual Observer/GS Vehicle Observer Certifications – UAS Maintenance Technician • Frequency Spectrum Approval – extensive experience – Civilian spectrum licensing and allocation requirements – Successfully obtained frequency clearances • Aviation Research and Development Experience – UAS system safety and data gathering – UAS operations - flight crew training and airspace coordination – COA submissions (29 including experimental certifications) – UAS aircraft certifications, C&C link development and protection – Environmental impacts of UAS in the test range Cal UAS - Experience
  • 16. In an effort to harness and enhance California’s innovative spirit, the state of California launched its forward-thinking Innovation Hub (iHub) initiative. The iHub initiative improves the state's national and global competitiveness by stimulating partnerships, economic development, and job creation around specific research clusters through state-designated iHubs. The iHubs leverage assets such as research parks, technology incubators, universities, and federal laboratories to provide an innovation platform for startup companies, economic development organizations, business groups, and venture capitalists. Existing California Innovation Hubs
  • 17. • Defense Technology • Advanced Aerospace • Unmanned Systems • Autonomous Systems • Space Systems • Operational Energy • Test & Evaluation • Interoperability The proposed California Defense, Energy and Aerospace i-Hub seeks to team California entrepreneurs and high-growth business with Federal laboratory RDTE resources for rapid innovation in response to critical national objectives. Idea iHub headquartered at Inyokern Airport Inyokern, California
  • 18. UAS Lab and Grounds - Inyokern Airport, CA
  • 19. Cal UAS Helo Pad Inyokern, CA
  • 20. AV8R, LLC, - Training for UAS Operators
  • 21. Low level UAV - antenna attachment - hardware (ADS-B) Flown to collect data to validate send and receive information GTMR now housed in Cal UAS Bldg
  • 22. Wilson Systems Providing a platform to support the YMCA in developing our future
  • 23. YMCA Build and Fly Program Wilson Systems
  • 24. CEO CTO President Advanced Manufacturing Mechanical EngineeringBusiness AdministrationEECSMathematics VIRES Aeronautics, Inc.
  • 25. Problems in other aircrafts Stall/Stability Lift Limitations Drag No Ailerons Limited Cargo Capacity Endurance Loitering VIRES Control Surface Tier 1 UAV
  • 26. Inactive Control Surface Active Control Surface
  • 27. 40% Increase in Lift 20% Decrease in Drag 2-5o Delay in Drag
  • 28. Inyokern Airport – Planned Development
  • 29. Inyokern North Complex Expansion Plan
  • 30. • Continue to populate Cal UAS Lab and Innovation Hub – Focus on sUAS in our incubator and test environment • Continue to build partnerships with academia – UC Berkley, UT, CSUB, Cal State Pomona and UC Santa Barbara, NPGS Monterey • Continue to build industry partnerships • Integration tests (R3 AWSAS, T-16XL’s, AirRobot AR-100B, Silent Arrow OPA) Cal UAS Next Steps Today, UAS are like desktop computers before the internet … … applications are limited only by our imaginations Visit us at: www://
  • 31. Cal UAS