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 SMi are pleased to present the 12th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems Conference 2012. This leading event will continue to explore the growth and development of the international Unmanned Aerial System market via case studies from leading experts and military officials. The leading event will feature brand new presentations, speakers and sessions, providing delegates with a unique insight into the UAS domain forecasting the developments from 2012 to 2013

 

The 2012 conference seeks to further identify and establish the transition of UAS from Military to Commercial and Civilian markets. In addition to this, the conference will look at the procurement of various UAV platforms by the US and European militaries whilst also analyzing emerging markets worldwide. This Conference will go above and beyond in reviewing the developments of Unmanned Aerial Systems by assessing tactical UAS feedback and evaluating the benefits of Dual Aviation authority.

UAS 2012 Conference brings to you a brand new speaker line up assessing brand new developments within the Unmanned Aerial Systems Market and a strong follow up on the discussions from the 2011 conference.

Last year over 100 industry leaders and professionals attended the 2011 conference facilitating engaging discussion and vast networking opportunities, feedback from the UAS 2011 conference included
 

“Thought provoking presentations”
Atkins, Defence Group

“Excellent”
NATO

“Very relevant content”
NASA

 

Key benefits of attending include:

• Take advantage of the opportunity to engage in high quality networking
• Be informed of the transition from military to civilian and commercial markets and the obstacles to be overcome
• Gain Insight into the future requirements of US Marine Corps Family of Systems
• Analyse and asses the emergence of new international markets
• Receive an update on the ‘Watch keeper’ Programme from UK Capability Directorate Combat Support
• Learn about the new developments in the transitional use of UAS from Military to Civilian applications
• Explore the emergence of Dual Aviation Authorities and participate in reviewing its effectiveness
• Hear from leading academics presenting up to date research and developments on technological advancements of UAVs and UAS
• Discover the critical evaluations presented in relation to failed UAS operations and examine how much can be attributed to human factors 

Military Attendees
• Airborne Product Manager
• Business Development Manager
• Captain
• Chief Technology Officer
• Deputy Director General
• Flight Operations & Training Test Navigator
• Flight Sciences Manager
• Technical Manager
• USAF
• Head of State Airworthiness and Registration Department
• Head of State Aviation Division
• Head of Unmanned Aerial Systems
• ISTAR Capability
• Manager Military Systems

 

Industry Attendees
• Business Development UK Director
• Principal Systems Engineer
• Project Manager
• Purchasing Assistant
• Sales & Business Development Director
• Staff Officer UAV Operations
• Sw technician
• System Engineer
• System Engineering Manager - Airborne Products
• Systems Engineering Manager
• Chief Engineer, Air Systems UK
• Defence Technology Branch
• Vice President Defence Sales

 

Conference programme

8:30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mick Davidson

Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned Experts

9:10 Existing Capabilities and Future Requirements across US Marines Corps Family of Systems

Dr. Bill Powers

Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Warfighting Laboatory

  • Looking at the procurement of UAVs across three tiers of FoS
  • Exploring the technological advancements and uses of small tactical UAVs to fight an asymmetric war
  • Reviewing the Vulture programme’s activities to demonstrate critical technologies
  • 9:50 UAS Training: Learning from the Military

    Adrian Leatherland

    Adrian Leatherland, Sales & Business Development Director, Resource Group Ltd

  • The UK military has operated UAS since the late 1970s with direct operational experience obtained in conflicts ranging from the Gulf Wars, Kosovo, Afghanistan and most recently, Libya. 
  • Over this time, the operational, maintenance and flight safety procedures and in particular, training methodologies have evolved to become a mature flight operations system that is highly effective in delivering Air Support and ISTAR services as part of an integrated fighting force.
  • Therefore, when looking at creating a new UAS training concept, the UK military UAS training system provided an excellent model to form part of the overall concept.  In particular, the training philosophies employed by the RA for Micro and MALE platform crews and by the RAF for Sensor Operators provide a mature baseline from which to build a new training DSAT compatible concept.
  • This presentation describes how Resource UAS has combined state of the art facilities with mature training philosophies derived from the UK military to create a training school compatible with both military and non-military clients.
  • 10:30 MORNING COFFEE

    10:50 NATO AGS - Allied Ground Surveillance

    Andrea Esposito

    Andrea Esposito, Staff Officer UAV Operations, NATO

  • AGS, What is it?
  • Employment
  • Programme status
  • 11:30 Canada’s Unmanned Aircraft Requirements- The Way Ahead

    Captain Caden Stiles

    Captain Caden Stiles, UAV Liaison Officer - Cranfield University, Canadian Forces

  • Tracking the evolution from military unmanned systems technology into the civil and commercial sector
  • Reviewing the routine support of Unmanned aircraft systems for Canadian law enforcement operations
  • Exploring implementation of unmanned systems among allies’ daily activities, in turn, enhancing their efficiency, safety and cost effectiveness
  • 12:10 NETWORKING LUNCH

    13:10 Convergence to Dual Aviation Authorities & Operational Feedback on ‘METEOR’ & Skylark SUAV

     

  • Reviewing the harmonized management of civilian and military aviation
  • Exploring the developmental processes of  Hungarian produced UAV, METEOR 3MA
  • Overview on the use of Skylark SUAV experiences gathered at homeland and on mission areas
  • Dr. Papp Gyula

    Dr. Papp Gyula, Head of State Aviation Division, National Transport Authority

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltán Ozoli

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltán Ozoli, Head of State Airworthiness and Engineering Department, National Transport Authority

    13:50 Design Considerations for Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • Exploring the analysis of design and performance for present  unmanned aerial systems
  • Highlighting and assessing the projections for  future development for existing systems
  • Assessing  the use of QFD analysis and examining the relationship between requirements and airframe propulsion solutions
  • Presenting design dependencies and the sensitivity relationship between top level requirements and design parameters and their impact upon system characteristics
  • Dr. Christinel  Mares

    Dr. Christinel Mares, Director of Aerospace Engineering Department, Brunel Univeristy Aerospace Engineering Department

    Dr. Guy Gratton

    Dr. Guy Gratton, Visiting Senior Fellow, Brunel University

    14:30 AFTERNOON TEA

    14:50 Coordinated Guidance for UAS

    Dr. Hyo Sang Shin

    Dr. Hyo Sang Shin, Centre for Autonomous Systems, DISE Cranfield University

  • Path planning and collision avoidance using the different guidance concept 
  • Coordinated Salve  
  • Resource Allocation
  • 15:30 Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

    Professor Ben Chen

    Professor Ben Chen, Professor, National University Of Singapore

  • Hardware and software system structures of unmanned rotorcraft
  • Flight dynamic modelling
  • Advanced flight control system design
  • Flight test results and applications
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mick Davidson

    Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned Experts

    9:10 Update on the Watchkeeper Programme

    Major James Palmer

    Major James Palmer, SO2 UAS, Royal Artillery, UK

  • Providing an enhanced Tactical UAS capability for the British Army
  • Integrating the core programme into a UOR environment
  • Potential areas for future Tactical UAS developments
  • 9:50 Mission Effectiveness Through Enhanced Situational Awareness

    Mike Bruchanski

    Mike Bruchanski, UAS Programme Manager, AGI

  • understanding the mission environment
  • mission risks and platform to control relationship are the foundation for all successful missions
  • commercial technology playing a key role in understanding how to effectively use advance modeling of electronic systems as part of mission planning
  • 10:30 MORNING COFFEE

    10:50 Update on Short Range Tactical Unmanned Aerial System “Scan Eagle”

    Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller

    Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller, Chief, Quality Management UAS's, Royal Netherland Army Command

  •  Land based and Maritime training
  •  Civil and military aviation requirements
  •  NLD composition of a 12 hrs Flight Crew
  •  Introduction of UAS on board Navy LPD system
  •  Evaluating difficulties in deployment from a Navy Landing Platform Dock
  • 11:30 Update on the Mini Unmanned Aerial System ‘RAVEN'

    Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller

    Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller, Chief, Quality Management UAS's, Royal Netherland Army Command

  • The Dutch approach to the use of  UAS
  • Training and Operational Feedback
  • Exploring military and civilian cooperation
  • 12:10 NETWORKING LUNCH

    13:10 Tactical Use of UAS in the Maritime Environment

    Commander Vincent Chevalier

    Commander Vincent Chevalier, Head of Maritime Tactical UAS, French Navy

     

  • Exploring the use of Tactical UAS based on operational feedback
  • Evaluating the proposed use of unmanned aerial systems  for costal patrol , environmental protection  and ISR
  • Exploring the technological advancements in UAV programmes for the French Navy
  • 13:50 The Role of Training in UAS Programmes

  • Value of training
  • Learning Media & Environments
  • The role of Synthetic Imagery
  • What Good Looks Like
  • Mike Burrows

    Mike Burrows, Business Development Manager, SELEX Systems Integration

    Neil Wiles

    Neil Wiles, Solution Architect, SELEX Systems Intergration

    14:30 Legal Risks and Issues through the UAS Lifecycle and Privacy Issues Surrounding the Use of UAS

    Peter Lee

    Peter Lee, Solicitor, Taylor Vinters

  • Assessing the use of UAS in commercial and civilian airspace
  • Addressing the issue of privacy with relation to the use of UAS for civilian surveillance
  • Evaluating the legal issues of UAS lifecycle
  • 15:10 AFTERNOON TEA

    15:30 Data Exchange Technology

    Colin Bullock

    Colin Bullock, Managing Director, Enterprise Control Systems Ltd

  • Introduction: Colin Bullock - 25 Years of Airborne downlink communications
  • Recent Changes in the Industry- quest for unmanned operation (and the reasons why)
  • Technology available and what can (and has been) achieved in terms of capability
  • A worked through example using a COFDM transceiver approach, tradeoffs and resultant performance envolope

     

  • 16:10 The UAS Challenge - “Bums on Seats”

    Mick Davidson

    Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned Experts

  • Assesing the need to fufill the increasing demand for UAV pilots
  • Reviewing strategies in place to try and keep drone pilots in service for longer
  • Evaluating training and simulation for UAS operators
  • Tips and techniques available to UAS squadrons to reduce the manpower requirements
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Commander Vincent Chevalier

    Commander Vincent Chevalier

    Head of Maritime Tactical UAS, French Navy
    Dr. Bill Powers

    Dr. Bill Powers

    Research Fellow, Warfighting Laboatory
    Major James Palmer

    Major James Palmer

    SO2 UAS, Royal Artillery, UK
    Major Lawrence B. Green II

    Major Lawrence B. Green II

    UAS Division Head, US Marine Corps

    Adrian Leatherland

    Sales & Business Development Director, Resource Group Ltd
    Adrian Leatherland

    Andrea Esposito

    Staff Officer UAV Operations, NATO
    Andrea Esposito

    Captain Caden Stiles

    UAV Liaison Officer - Cranfield University, Canadian Forces
    Captain Caden Stiles

    Colin Bullock

    Managing Director, Enterprise Control Systems Ltd
    Colin Bullock

    Commander Vincent Chevalier

    Head of Maritime Tactical UAS, French Navy
    Commander Vincent Chevalier

    Dr. Bill Powers

    Research Fellow, Warfighting Laboatory
    Dr. Bill Powers

    Dr. Christinel Mares

    Director of Aerospace Engineering Department, Brunel Univeristy Aerospace Engineering Department
    Dr. Christinel  Mares

    Dr. Guy Gratton

    Visiting Senior Fellow, Brunel University
    Dr. Guy Gratton

    Dr. Hyo Sang Shin

    Centre for Autonomous Systems, DISE Cranfield University
    Dr. Hyo Sang Shin

    Dr. Papp Gyula

    Head of State Aviation Division, National Transport Authority
    Dr. Papp Gyula

    Ewen Stockbridge

    ISR Expert, Inzpire Ltd
    Ewen Stockbridge

    Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller

    Chief, Quality Management UAS's, Royal Netherland Army Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltán Ozoli

    Head of State Airworthiness and Engineering Department, National Transport Authority
    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltán Ozoli

    Major James Palmer

    SO2 UAS, Royal Artillery, UK
    Major James Palmer

    Major Lawrence B. Green II

    UAS Division Head, US Marine Corps
    Major Lawrence B. Green II

    Mick Davidson

    Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned Experts
    Mick Davidson

    Mike Bruchanski

    UAS Programme Manager, AGI
    Mike Bruchanski

    Mike Burrows

    Business Development Manager, SELEX Systems Integration
    Mike Burrows

    Peter Lee

    Solicitor, Taylor Vinters
    Peter Lee

    Professor Ben Chen

    Professor, National University Of Singapore
    Professor Ben Chen

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