The progress of small unmanned aircraft systems integration into the national airspace, their use in emergency and disaster response, and their commercial use are all topics to be addressed during the Commercial and Civil Small UAS Conference hosted by Kansas State University and the Kansas Adjutant General’s Department, Tuesday, June 12, in Wichita.
Discussions will include civil and commercial uses, civil data fusion, payload capabilities, processing exploitation and dissemination, sensor development, FAA regulation, and the role small unmanned aircraft could play in agriculture.
Speakers include Kurt Barnhart, director of K-State’s Applied Aviation Research Center; Rex Hayes, managing business development director at AAI Corporation; Kevin Price, professor of agronomy at K-State; Eric Shappee, association professor of unmanned aircraft systems at K-State; Wayne Tolosa, president and CEO of Future Concepts; and Lt. Col. Michael Venerdi, Commander, 161st Intelligence Squadron. Representative of Cloud Cap Technology and the FAA will also be presenting.
Early registration is due May 11 at a rate of $125. After May 11, registration fees are $175. All registration fees are due June 5.
For more information: Salina.K-State.edu
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