Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) – Presented by Chris Kucera, OneSky, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on 20 March 2018 at the North Carolina Global TransPark, USA. Read the interview
UAS traffic management systems are being developed to provide safe use of the airspace. These systems will coordinate operations with the air navigation service providers as well as other manned and unmanned operators using the airspace. This presentation will explore the unique needs for UTM from an unmanned cargo perspective.
About Chris Kucera
Chris Kucera is an employee of OneSky and the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the company. OneSky is a subsidiary of Analytical Graphics, Inc., an established software developer with a 28-year history supporting the aerospace community with proven software for planning and analysis of dynamic systems. Chris has been with the company for 15 years and started his career in Colorado Springs. Prior to AGI he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant to NASA. He now lives and works in the DC area and has supported UTM development for over 4 years. Chris’ current focus is to guide the development of software products that predict the safety of flight for beyond visual line of site operations. Chris is an Aerospace Engineer from Virginia Tech. He’s also a commercially rated multi-engine pilot and flies a Beechcraft Bonanza from his home field in Fredericksburg Virginia.
OneSky develops software solutions for unmanned aircraft systems traffic management (UTM). The company is a subsidiary of Analytical Graphics, Inc. and operates out of Exton, PA. OneSky is a member of the small UAV coalition, partner of NASA Ames on the UTM Working Group and member of the Global UTM Association (GUTMA).
About Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference
This 6th edition of the conference organized by Jakajima will be hosted by US Cargo and North Carolina Global Transpark and is supported by Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft.
Scope: The Conference aims to bring together manufacturers, operators, knowledge institutes, consultants and government organizations active in the upcoming field of unmanned cargo aircraft.
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) are a relatively new phenomenon; the first UCA service is to be started in Kenya this year. UCA offer the potential to transport loads of 1 to 10 tons or more over both short and long distances, on routes that are unfeasible or uneconomical for other modes of transport.
During the conference, internationally renowned speakers will introduce UCA development projects and potential applications.
Topics to be covered are:
- UCA business models: how to earn money with UCA?
- UCA configurations: what could – and should – UCA look like?
- Regulation: where are UCA allowed to fly, and under which conditions?
- Societal benefits: what can UCA contribute to economic and social development?
- Industrial participation: how can UCA contribute to innovation and what opportunities do they generate for new enterprises?
- Market analysis
Target group: Shippers | Carriers | Harbour authorities | Research institutions | Military | Ship manufacturers | System Integrators | ICT suppliers | Logistic service suppliers | Entrepreneurs | Investors | Airports | Governmental Institutions | Cargo Companies | Fulfilment companies | Retailers | E-tailers | Consultants
It is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with this pioneering community of unmanned cargo researchers, engineers, business developers and end-users.