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UAS Midwest Presentations

UAS Integration Research

Kerin Olson, UAS Integration Research Strategy Lead, Federal Aviation Administration


Business Panel 

  • Tim Sweeney, Sector Director, Advance Mufacturingg & Aerospace, Jobs Ohio
  • Fred Judson, Managing Dir, Drive Ohio UAS Center
  • Frank Beafore, SelecTech Geospatial  
  • Ben Marchionna, Global Ops, SkySpecs
  • Erica Waite, Partner, Vesna Ventures


AFRL UAS Initiatives

Dr. Reid Melville, AFRL Strategy Lead for Unmanned Systems

Survey of AFRL research interests in UAS platforms, sensors, communications and ground systems 


Ohio Autonomy Strategy, UAS Realignment, US 33 Smart Corridor Project

Jim Barna, Executive Director, Drive Ohio


OFRN Challenge Project Selections for Round 3

Dennis Andersh, CEO Wright State Applied Research Corporation


UAS Research Panel 

  • Dr. Ella Atkins, Director, Autonomous Aerospace Systems Lab, University of Michigan
  • White House Integration Pilot Program: Ben Lindner, Kansas UASIPP
  • ASSURE Update: Dr Jim Gregory, Director, Aerospace Research Center, the Ohio State University

UAS in Law Enforcement

  • Lt. Chuck Balaj, Regional SWAT
  • Matt Rogers, Michigan State Police, UAS Pilot
  • Bruce Chambers, Aerial Viewpoint
  • Dr. Ron Storm, Grey Cliff Industries
  • Doug Daniels, Sr Training Officer, UAS Pilot
  • Aaron Pierce, Pierce Aerospace

AFRL Rapid Commercial Technology Exploitation

  •  Ryan Helback, AFRL/SB; “Existing and Emerging Mechanisms to Partner with AFRL”

  •  Art Huber, AFRL/DO; “Advent of BLOS Operations at Springfield”

  •  Dr. Thomas Howell, AFRL/RQQE; “AFRL and Ohio Partnership in UAS Demonstrations”


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