Simulyze President and CEO Kevin Gallagher to Speak at Xponential 2017 About the Technology Behind Drone Deliveries

Gallagher to discuss the roles for operational intelligence in unmanned aerial systems safety and National Airspace integration

Xponential 2017 will be held May 8-11, 2017, hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), a global, nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. The four-day conference will bring together leaders in drones, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems to present current activities and discuss the industry’s future.

The May 10 panel discussion, “The Technology Behind Drone Delivery: A Discussion on Critical Technical Aspects,” will feature remarks by Simulyze CEO and President Kevin Gallagher. The panel discussion will address the potential for drone delivery services and the key technical challenges that must be considered and overcome for drone delivery to become a reality. Other industry representatives on the panel will include executives from Amazon Prime Air, Airmap and Zipline.

Session: “The Technology Behind Drone Delivery: A Discussion on Critical Technical Aspects” 
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 10, 2016; 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202,
Room C147/148/154

Kevin Gallagher is the president and CEO of Simulyze, Inc. With more than 30 years of experience in systems engineering, operational support and situational awareness, Kevin is an expert in how operational intelligence can be leveraged in commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations as a key tool for safely integrating UAS into the National Airspace and helping pilots make smarter, better informed decisions.

In April 2016, Simulyze’s Mission Insight application was successfully deployed in support of NASA’s Technical Capability Level 1 UAS testing, the first nationwide test of air traffic management for drones. Kevin and his Simulyze team directly supported operations at two of six UAS test sites. Mission Insight was the only enterprise-level solution used that integrated all aspects of multiple flight operations into a single interface. 
Last summer, Simulyze also successfully deployed Mission Insight in support of the first U.S. ship-to-shore drone delivery. Taking place on the New Jersey coastline, the event featured independent drone delivery service Flirtey and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine demonstrating the potential use of UAS to deliver medical supplies during a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. The UAS flights were flown round-trip from a ship located about ½-mile offshore to the Cape May Ferry Terminal in North Cape May, N.J.

About Simulyze: 

Simulyze, Inc. is a leading provider of operational intelligence (OI) technology and applications that empower both federal and commercial organizations to make better, more strategic decisions in real-time. Built on its OI platform, Simulyze’s flagship product, Mission Insight™, is the industry’s leading, commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) application that makes complete situational awareness easy to attain and easy to deploy. It processes and analyzes large streams of data from disparate sources to provide air, land and sea operators, commanders and managers with a common operating picture (COP) in a customized graphical interface. Since 2000, Simulyze’s OI technology has been deployed across numerous organizations worldwide, including the U.S. military/Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. intelligence community, Homeland Security and commercial UAS applications. Simulyze is a partner to the federal government on several UAS initiatives, including NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) research platform and program, and FAA’s UAS testing sites in North Carolina, North Dakota and Alaska. For more information, visit Follow on Twitter: @Simulyze.

Topics: News, Commercial UAS

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