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Monday, July 6

1:45pm PDT

The BVLOS future of drone software and industry standardization
James will present on the dramatic changes occurring in the drone software landscape as the commercial drone industry moves towards Beyond Line of Sight operations and begins to adopt safety and design standards. Specifically, James will address the recent ASTM Standard Specification for Detect and Avoid Performance Requirements* and Software Dependability requirements which governs the performance and functional characteristics of drone operations equipped with autonomous detect and avoid, critical for enabling the expansion of drone operations to the Beyond Line of Sight realm.

In the presentation James will cover detailed examples of the changes needed in different parts of the PX4 drone software ecosystem (specifically QGroundControl and PX4 Autopilot Firmware) related to some of the ASTM standard requirements and begin a conversation around how the PX4 community and the wider open source drone software community can begin to adopt these standards in its continued development and improvement.

* ASTM WK62668 (https://www.astm.org/DATABASE.CART/WORKITEMS/WK62668.htm) is anticipated to publish in June 2020 a definition for the minimum performance standards for DAA systems applicable to smaller UAS BLVOS operations for the protection of manned aircraft in lower altitude airspace.

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James Howard

CTO, Iris Automation
I am the founder and VP Engineering of Iris Automation, developer of the worlds best Detect and Avoid technology! I\\'m excited about BVLOS operations and the future of our industry.

Monday July 6, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Tuesday, July 7

11:00am PDT

The cybersecurity status of PX4
In this session, Víctor from Alias Robotics will present a short evaluation of the current cybersecurity status of the PX4 autopilot. Following a data-based approach and by comparing it with other existing open source solutions for drones, Víctor will briefly cover some of the cyber security flaws in the source code, make recommendations and proposals to improve the overall security. The speech will finish by covering the typical DevSevOps cycle in robotics and will launch some open questions on how this could be embedded into the PX4 dev. cycle.

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Víctor Mayoral Vilches

CTO, Alias Robotics
Roboticist. Experience leading different groups across projects in robotics, AI and cybersecurity. Spent the last 10 years building robots. Selected in 2017 as one of the ten most innovative individuals under 35 in Spain by the MIT Technology Review for his work in robot modularity... Read More →

Tuesday July 7, 2020 11:00am - 11:15am PDT

1:15pm PDT

What does it take to fly the PX4 stack on a certified aircraft?
Safety standards for the aviation industry are challenging and evolving rapidly. This presentation will focus on safety standards such as DO-178 B/C and how it's applicable for the PX4 flight stack. We will focus specifically on Design Assurance Levels, Safety Assurance Levels, and process related to the certification.

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Gokul Krishna Srinivasan

Director of Technology, Robots Expert Finland Oy
Here's a short summary of my background:1. Educational background in robotics (unmanned aerial systems) and artificial intelligence2. Field experience with UAVs (commercial, tactical & defense), sensor systems, ground systems3. Was listed as one of the top 5 founders in Finland in... Read More →

Tuesday July 7, 2020 1:15pm - 1:30pm PDT

1:45pm PDT

PX4 and FAA Type Certification
PX4-based vehicles are in the first group of applicants that the FAA is reviewing for the new streamlined performance-based Type Certification, which will make it much easier for them to be granted permission to fly beyond Part 107 restrictions after October, when most of the current waivers expire.

I lead one team going through this with the FAA and also lead the ASTM process to create a standard for the testing to get such a certification. PX4 data is becoming the template for such testing, and I'll talk about several of the more challenging aspects of that that we're working through, including the inclusion of simulation data in lieu of some flight data and allowance for third-party apps built on MAVSDK

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Chris Anderson

Along with founding Dronecode and co-founding the ArduPilot project way back in the day, I'm now mostly focused on drone regulation. I'm a member of the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee, lead the ASTM drone type certification working group, and 3DR is one of the first companies to go... Read More →

Tuesday July 7, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
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