Braving New England Weather – Severe Weather Impacts on Drones for Package Delivery and Ride Sharing Services
How will New England weather impact Advanced Air Mobility operations such as aerial pack package delivery and ride sharing services?
Join the AUVSI New England members for an in depth discussion on weather impacts on drones and how to mitigate them.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are increasingly being used in New England states in support of public safety operations and infrastructure inspections. The coming years will see more advanced operations with services that include aerial package delivery and passenger transport, connecting urban centers with rural communities. These services will face New England weather – windy fall days, hot summers and snowy winters- and microclimates that change as you travel from the coastal waters to the valleys.
Can our existing weather observation infrastructure meet the needs of this new industry?
What do we need to do to prepare our region to have weather-safe operations?
What will be the role of government agencies vs the role of vertiport operators and vehicle providers to create situational awareness?
Join a panel of local thought leaders from different sectors discussing their unique viewpoints.
Moderator: Apoorva Bajaj, Innovation Manager, Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Marilyn Pearson, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, CAE
Dr. Timothy Bonin, Technical Staff Member, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Ralph Stoffler, Senior Solutions Architect, Raytheon Company
Joseph Dellicarpini, Science & Operations Officer, National Weather Service, Boston/Norton office