2014 Agenda

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Theme: Blocks and Builds – Air and Ground Convergence

April 8-10, 2014
Westin Washington Dulles Airport
Herndon, Virginia

Proceedings CD-ROMs were mailed to all registered attendees. Conference proceedings for others are available at the ICNS Conference area of the IEEE Xplore website.

Quick Links: Overview Agenda | Plenary Day 1 | Plenary Day 2 | Plenary Day 3 | Technical Sessions Overview | Bios | Workshop

ICNS 2014 Agenda Overview 
Day & TimeTuesday, 8 AprilWednesday, 9 AprilThursday, 10 April
7:00 AMRegistration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – NoonWelcome and Conference Keynote: “NextGen and Global Partnership,” Edward Bolton, Assistant Administrator for NextGen, FAA
Welcome & Plenary Keynote: “Bringing Together the Pieces: An Industry Perspective on Integrating UAS into the NAS,” Brandon Suarez, Aircraft Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.Welcome & Plenary Panel: “ICNS Implementations – Building Blocks to Greener, Open Sky,” chaired by Aloke Roy, Senior Program Manager, Honeywell Advanced Technology
Plenary Keynote: “Recent Developments at the Global Level and Updates on ICAO Safety & Air Navigation Initiatives,” Nancy Graham, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO
Plenary Panel: “SESAR – NextGen – State of Harmonization,” chaired by Steve Bradford, Chief Scientist for Architecture and NextGen Development, FAA; and Michael Standar, Chief Strategies and External Relations, SESAR Joint UndertakingPlenary Panel: “Commercial UAS Airspace Integration,” chaired by Jim Williams, Program Executive, UAS Integration Office, FAAWorkshop Topic Presentations (Part 1) (10:30-12:00 p.m.)
1:00 – 3:00 PMTechnical Sessions A-ETechnical Sessions K-OTechnical Sessions U-Y
3:00 – 3:30 PMBreakBreakBreak
3:30 – 5:30 PMTechnical Sessions F-JTechnical Sessions P-TWorkshop Interactive Session (Part 2) & Reception (3:30)
Evening Program6:00-7:30 PM: Exhibitor Welcome: Keynote Speaker, Michael Harrison, “NextGen Then6:00-9:00 PM: Evening Social Event
Plenary Day 1, Tuesday, April 8: SESAR – NextGen – State of Harmonization, Co-chaired by Steve Bradford & Michael Standar
7:00 – 8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 AMOpening RemarksRafael Apaza, NASA
8:10 – 8:30 AMNextGen and Global PartnershipEdward Bolton, FAA
8:30 – 8:50 AMRecent Developments at the Global Level and Updates on ICAO Safety & Air Navigation InitiativesNancy Graham, ICAO
8:50 – 9:00 AMIntroduction and Opening RemarksSteve Bradford, FAA; Michael Standar, SESAR Joint Undertaking
9:00 – 9:20 AMNextGen ActivitiesSteve Bradford, FAA
9:20 – 9:40 AMSESAR-NextGen State of HarmonisationMichael Standar, SESAR Joint Undertaking
9:40 – 10:10 AMBreak
10:00 – 10:20 AMMini Global DemonstrationsThien Ngo, FAA
10:20 – 10:40 AMFuture Challenges – The European ResponsePierre Andribet, EUROCONTROL
10:40 – 11:00 AM“SWIM in the Sky” – Empowering New ATM RelationshipsJonathan Standley, FAA
11:00 – 11:20 AMATM Avionics RoadmapDidier Delibes, Airbus
11:20 – 11:40 AMDynamic Required Navigation Performance in Support of 4D Trajectory-Based OperationsCharles Buntin, FAA
11:40 – 12:00ANSP Implementation PerspectiveWerner Langhans, Austrocontrol
Plenary Day 2, Wednesday, April 9: Commercial UAS Airspace Integration, Chaired by Jim Williams
7:00 – 8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 AMOpening RemarksRafael Apaza, NASA
8:10 – 8:30 AMBringing Together the Pieces: An Industry Perspective on Integrating UAS into the NASBrandon Suarez, General Atomics
8:30 – 8:40 AMIntroductions and RemarksJim Williams, FAA
8:40 – 10:00 AMCivil RPAS Integration: SESAR R&D and Demonstration ActivitiesMike Lissone, UAS ATM Integration Manager, EUROCONTROL
NASA UAS Integration in the NAS Project OverviewDavis Hackenberg, NASA
Beyond the UAS in the NAS Project; What’s Next for NASA UAS ResearchEd Waggoner, Director, Integrated Systems Research Program, NASA
10:00 – 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 – 12:00RTCA Special Committee-228 & DAA Standards DevelopmentChris Swider, Aerospace Engineer, FAA UAS Integration Office
UAS Command and Control Development StandardsJohn Moore, Rockwell Collins
UAS Control and Non Payload Communication (CNPC) System Development and TestingJim Griner, NASA
Plenary Day 3, Thursday, April 10: CNS Implementations – Building Blocks to Greener, Open Sky, Chaired by Aloke Roy
7:00 – 8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast 
8:00 – 8:10 AMOpening RemarksRafael Apaza, NASA
8:10 – 8:20 AMIntroductionAloke Roy, Honeywell
8:20 – 8:35 AMEuropean Datalink AspectsNikos Fistas, EUROCONTROL
8:35 – 8:50 AMEUROCONTROL A/G DataCom Centralized ServicesPhilippe Renaud, EUROCONTROL
8:50 – 9:05 AMNextGen DatacommJesse Wijntjes, FAA
9:05 – 9:20 AMNextGen SWIMJim Robb, FAA
9:20 – 9:35 AMEuropean SWIM AspectsScott Wilson, EUROCONTROL
9:35 – 10:00 AMClosing and Q&AAloke Roy, Honeywell
10:00 – 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 to NoonWorkshop Topic Presentations (Part 1) 
Technical Sessions Overview
Date#TitleSession ChairOrganization
Tuesday, April 8thAAirport Surface Operations 1Benjamin LevySaab Sensis
BCNS Systems Architectures and Interfaces 1Brent PhillipsFederal Aviation Administration
CFuture Communications 1Denise PonchakNASA Glenn Research Center
DSurveillance and Situational Awareness 1Bernd KornGerman Aerospace Center
ESimulation and Analysis 1Sanjiv ShrestaFederal Aviation Administration
FUnmanned Aircraft Systems in the NAS 1Jim GrinerNASA Glenn Research Center
GPerformance Based ATM 1Vivek KumarIntelligent Automation, Inc.
HSafe and Secure Air Transportation SystemKrishna SampigethayaBoeing
IPerformance Based Navigation 1Thomas BecherMITRE Corporation
JSimulation and Analysis 2Joe PostFederal Aviation Administration
Wednesday, April 9thKUnmanned Aircraft Systems in the NAS 2Jim GrinerNASA Glenn Research Center
LPerformance Based ATM 2Vivek KumarIntelligent Automation, Inc.
MFuture Communications 2Don KauffmanHoneywell
NPerformance Based Navigation 2Thomas BecherMITRE Corporation
OSurveillance and Situational Awareness 2Michael SchnellGerman Aerospace Center
PAirport Surface Operations 2Benjamin LevySaab Sensis
QCNS Systems Architectures and Interfaces 2Brent PhillipsFederal Aviation Administration
RFuture Communications 3Chris WargoMosaic ATM
SWeather Sensors and Weather Data DistributionPaul ComitzBoeing
TSimulation and Analysis 3Al MeilusFederal Aviation Administration
Thursday, April 10thUUnmanned Aircraft Systems in the NAS 3Jim GrinerNASA Glenn Research Center
VSurveillance and Situational Awareness 3Michael SchnellGerman Aerospace Center
WFuture Communications 4Chris WargoMosaic ATM
XPerformance Based Navigation 3Thomas BecherMITRE Corporation
YSimulation and Analysis 4Alvin SipeBoeing