Software systems that enable unique drone applications have great potential – Chris Kucera, OneSky

Chris Kucera

Software systems that enable unique drone applications have great potential – Chris Kucera, OneSky

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. On Mar 20, he will speak about Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, the North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

What drives you?

I’m in love with flying machines and driven to help integrate UAS into the airspace in a safe and efficient manner.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

New aircraft concepts are being introduced at a rapid pace. These systems will all rely on software to operate. Software is the brains behind automation and will help derive value from our new flying machines. I think the greatest potential will be derived from software systems that enable unique drone applications. The biggest challenge is understanding the dynamic geospatial environment and performing analysis to help support the automation. Continue reading “Software systems that enable unique drone applications have great potential – Chris Kucera, OneSky”