Managing Government Projects at the UMD UAS Test Site – Porter

4:00 pm -4:35 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Breakout Room 4


The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site is a leading research and operations facility, led by experts in military and civilian aviation, engineering, and project management. My portfolio at the UAS Test Site includes government projects, primarily supporting the Navy at Pax River and Panama City FL. I will cover the highlights of my projects for the past few years, including TigerShark flight operations, establishing communications relays, and supporting multi-domain swarming efforts. I will also cover some of the unique challenges we’ve faced with getting these programs off the ground. Finally, I will review the future trends in unmanned systems projects at the Test Site, and survey some upcoming collaborations with other key players in the field.

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