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ICNS Conference

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[photo: Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel]
April 8-10, 2014
Westin Washington Dulles Airport Hotel
Herndon, VA


2014 Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference

Upcoming Deadlines

  • March 21: Hotel room block ends.
  • March 22: Final papers due.
  • March 29, 2014: Final presentations due. Authors presenting must register.
  • April 4, 2014: Registration fee increases to on-site rate

Company Sponsors

  • Boeing
  • Frequentis
  • Honeywell
  • Mosaic ATM
  • Rockwell Collins ARINC






ICNS | Agenda | Online Registration | Hotel Reservations

March 5, 2014

In This Issue

  • Brandon Suarez, Plenary Keynote Speaker for Day 2.
  • Hotel room block closes March 21 at 5:00 p.m.
  • All authors presenting must register by March 29.
  • Conference registration rate increases April 4.

Brandon Suarez, Plenary Keynote Speaker for Day 2

Brandon Suarez

Brandon Suarez, Engineer, Aircraft Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., will be the plenary keynote speaker on the second day of the 2014 ICNS Conference.

Brandon Suarez currently serves as an Engineer for the Aircraft Systems Group of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., where he leads the company’s Sense and Avoid (SAA) efforts, including system development, aircraft integration, and flight testing. The Aircraft Systems Group manufactures supports and operates a variety of proven, reliable, remotely piloted aircraft systems for military and commercial applications worldwide. 

In his current role, Mr. Suarez leads a collaborative team of experts from the FAA, NASA, and several industry partners to bring together the technology needed for a proof-of-concept SAA system on a Predator B UAS. He also is involved in the development of national and international SAA standards through the RTCA Special Committee (SC-228) and other community forums. The goal of these efforts is to write the standards that will be used to certify the unique features of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for flight in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). Prior to joining GA-ASI in 2011, Suarez worked for Aurora Flight Sciences developing unconventional man-packable UAS, some of which are being tested now in combat.

Hotel Block & Registration Deadlines

The hotel room block is very limited this year. Even though the room block deadline is March 21st at 5:00 p.m., rooms may sell out in advance of that date. Please reserve your room early.

All authors presenting at the conference must register, and should do so by March 22nd.

The conference registration fee increases to the on-site registration rate on April 4th.

Author Deadlines

Upload your paper by March 22, and upload your presentation (and register online) by March 29.