October 24, 2018
More than 260 attended Deseret UAS Xpereince Center Grand Opening. The crowd heard from Utah’s leaders who have led the way in making UAS a reality in Utah. Speakers include, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, Congressman Stewart, State Senator Gregg Buxton, Tooele County Commissioner, Shawn Milne, Deseret Executive Director, Tulinda Larsen, and Tooele City Mayor, Debra Winn.
One-of-a-kind demonstrations of UAS technologies won kudos from the FAA for safety operations. Live demonstrations included:
Utah State University Aggieair flew multiple drones while ANRA Technoligies demonstrated how UAM and UAS flights can be tracked. In this demonstration, multiple drones were flown – some within line of sight (LOS) and others beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) – in the same airspace. Various scenarios were demonstrated to show how the platform is able to deconflict operations even for noncompliant aircraft; collision avoidance; NOTAMs, Remote ID, operational flights, and more. Audience members were able to experience ANRA’s visualization and alerting tools.
Teal Drones flew the newly released TEAL ONE.
Fortem Technologies Drone Hunter demonstrated counter-drone technologies with hunting down and capturing a "uncooperative" done in designated air space.
Inside, Metron Aviation, an Airbus Company, provided a demonstration of flight simulation for UAM flights in Utah. Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems, City of Ogden, Box Elder County, CAN-U and Aggieair had displays.
ElextraFly had the new personal flight vehicle on display.
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