Topic: Minimum Viable ICNS Infrastructure (MVII) for Statewide Support for UAS and AAM Operations
Description: Several states are investigating the funding and implementation of ICNS Infrastructure for supporting UAS operations (e.g., package delivery, inspections), AAM operations (e.g., airport to downtown passenger transport), and regional AAM operations (e.g., city-to-city passenger transportation). North Dakota have installed a ubiquitous state-wide ICNS infrastructure. New York are testing ICNS for a high-reliability corridor.
This workshop panel of experts will discuss the range of technical options, decision criteria, and alternate architectures for a Minimum Viable ICNS Infrastructure (MVII) for Statewide Support for UAS, local AAM, and regional AAM. Panel members include private venture capital, equipment vendors, and UAS/AAM operators.
- Michael Dyment, Managing Partner, NEXSA Capital Partners, “The Business Case for the Regional AAM”
- Jody Dobson, Head of Sales, Health Systems, Matternet, “The Business Case for the Operators and Examples of Operations”
- Adrian Solomon, UTM Systems Engineering, Thales, “Overview of ICNS Infrastructure for BVLOS UAS Operations”
- Christian Zarzar, Meteorology Specialist, TruWeather, “Weather Forecasting Infrastructure for AAM”
- Michael Hieb, Michael Hieb, Research Professor, C4I & Cyber Center at George Mason University, “Surveillance Sensor Infrastructure and Trade-offs for an AAM Corridor”
Workshop Chair: Lance Sherry (Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at GMU)
Lance Sherry is an associate professor of systems engineering and operations research at George Mason University. Dr. Sherry also serves as the director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at George Mason University. Dr. Sherry has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry serving as a flight-test engineer, flight control engineer, system engineer, lead system architect, program manager, strategic planning and business development. Dr. Sherry served as a fellow at RAND Corporation 1999-2001. He has published over 100 papers and journal articles, holds several patents, and has received awards for his work.