2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

Source: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2017-03-15

Source: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2017-03-15

Event Date: 
June 11, 2019 to June 14, 2019
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, GA

Judging from the interest ICUAS has drawn over the past years and its growth, ICUAS'19 is expected to continue on this path and attract the highest number of participants from academia, industry, federal and state agencies, government, the private sector, users, practitioners, and engineers who wish to be affiliated with and contribute technically to this highly demanding and evolving and expanding field. ICUAS'19 is fully sponsored by the ICUAS Association, which is a nonprofit organization. Information about the Association may be found at www.icuas.com.

The major themes of ICUAS'19 will be design for trusted and assured autonomy, metrics for autonomy, and design for resilience. These focus area topics are center-stage in the attempt to design and build high-confidence UAS/RPAS. In addition, ICUAS'19 will include a separate track on regulations, policy, legal, and ethical issues that are essential to allow integration of UAS/RPAS in the national airspace. National and international organizations, agencies, industry, military, and civilian authorities are working toward defining road maps of UAS/RPAS expectations, technical requirements and standards that are prerequisite to their full utilization, as well as legal, policy, and ethical issues. The next generation of UAS/RPAS is expected to be used for a wide spectrum of civilian and public domain applications. Challenges to be faced and overcome include, among others, see-and-avoid systems, robust and fault-tolerant flight control systems, payloads, communications, levels of autonomy, manned-unmanned swarms, network-controlled swarms, as well as challenges related to policies, procedures, regulations, safety, risk analysis assessment, airworthiness, certification issues, operational constraints, standardization, and frequency management, all of paramount importance, which, coupled with "smart," "environmentally friendly" cutting-edge technologies, will pave the way toward full integration of UAS/RPAS with manned aviation and into the respective national airspace.

ICUAS'19 aims at bringing together different groups of qualified military and civilian representatives worldwide, organization representatives, funding agencies, industry, and academia to discuss the current state of unmanned aviation advances and the roadmap to their full utilization in civilian and public domains. Special emphasis will be given to research opportunities and to "what comes next" in terms of the essential technologies that need to be utilized to advance the state of the art. Conference topics include:

ICUAS'19 topics of interest include, but will not be be limited to:

  • Airspace Control
  • Integration
  •  See/Sense-Detect-and-Avoid Systems
  • Airspace Management
  • Interoperability
  • Security
  • Airworthiness
  • Levels of Safety
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Autonomy
  • Manned/Unmanned Aviation
  • Smart Sensors
  • Biologically Inspired UAS
  • Micro- and Mini- UAS
  • Standardization
  • Certification
  • Networked UAS
  • Technology Challenges
  • Control Architectures
  • Payloads
  • Training
  • Energy-Efficient UAS
  • Path Planning and Navigation
  • UAS Applications
  • Environmental Issues
  • Regulations
  • UAS Communications
  • Fail-Safe Systems
  • Reliability of UAS
  • UAS Testbeds
  • Frequency Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • UAS Transportation Management (UTM)