Falcon Unmanned CEO to speak at GPS World UAV webinar

May 12, 2016  - By
Chris Miser, CEO

Chris Miser, CEO

A fourth speaker has joined the line-up of experts in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) who will share their know-how in UAV design and applications in a free GPS World webinar May 19.

Chris Miser, CEO and owner of Falcon Unmanned, will discuss a topic important to all of our readers: the practical considerations to integrate a professional GNSS receiver on a drone.

The free webinar will take place Thursday, May 19, at 1 p.m. U.S. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central European Time. Register here for “UAV Design and Applications: Autonomous Relative Navigation and GNSS Robustness for UAV Systems.”

Constantly evolving, it’s no wonder keeping up on the latest in UAV design and applications can be challenging. In the webinar, speakers will engage you in discussions involving:

  • Self-generated radio-frequency interference aboard UAVs. (Presented by Dennis Akos, Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Joshua Stubbs, Ph.D. candidate)
  • An autonomous relative navigation tool for in-air UAV refueling. (Presented by Jeff Fayman, CTO, Geodetics)
  • GNSS integration aboard small UAVs (Presented by Chris Miser, CEO, Falcon Unmanned)
  • Considerations for multi-GNSS integration onto UAV platforms. (Presented by Jan Leyssens, Product Manager, Septentrio)

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About Falcon Unmanned. Falcon Unmanned provides professional tactical unmanned aircraft systems for public safety agencies and commercial sector customers, as well as anti-poaching / conservation activities.

Falcon has several modular payload options providing multi-mission capability including live video missions (day or night), photogrammetry, high-resolution aerial photography and multispectral sensing.

In April, Falcon Unmanned delivered the first round of Falcon (fixed-wing) and Falcon Hover (quadcopter) aircraft to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) as part of a four-year IDIQ vendor contract. Falcon Unmanned is tasked with providing a complete array of aircraft, payloads, ground control stations, training and support services.

Falcon Unmanned successfully completed DOI/NASA airworthiness testing for its Falcon and Hover models, becoming one of only a handful of UAVs with a U.S. federal agency airworthiness evaluation.

Falcon and Hover meet or exceed a number of key DOI target requirements including:

  • Communications/video range of 5 miles
  • Fixed-wing/multicopter interoperability, with interoperable batteries, ground-control stations (GCS) and payloads
  • Easily swappable modular electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) gimbal and mapping payloads
  • Open-source GCS
  • Secure 256-bit encrypted communications link(s)

Miser will be joined by three other experts, who will share their in-depth knowledge and practical tips, as well as take audience questions.

Click here to learn about the other four speakers, and register quickly and easily for this free webinar, sponsored by Septentrio.

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