Unmanned Canada 2015 Program

Monday, November 2, 2015
7:00 pm  – 10:00 pm Pre-Registration is open to all attendees arriving for the conference Office Suite 201Speakers for Workshops must register & submit Presentations at this time
6:00 pm  – 10:00 pm Unmanned Systems Canada Board Meeting   Only for the Board Members – Prince George Hotel
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
7:00 am– 5:00 pm Registration / Help Desk   Office Suite 201
7:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast at Suite 200 C
10:00 am– 5:00 pm Exhibition Hall is OPEN (Only Exhibitors)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm WORKSHOP DAY
WORKSHOP A Regulatory 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  Suite 202 Chairs: Stewart Baillie & Eric Edwards WORKSHOP B Civil & Commercial Operations 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Suite 203Chair: Declan Sweeney WORKSHOP C Underwater & Surface UVS8:00 am – 5:00 pm  Suite 204 Chair: Dr. Mae Seto
Workshop description
This workshop is a review of the latest regulations published by Transport Canada. Representatives from the Canadian federal regulating body along with key members of CARAC will on hand to discuss and dissect key regulating aspects such as specifics of the SFOC to include exemptions, complex operations, compliant operators, etc. The workshop will also present and discuss the latest Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) efforts which should define the upcoming small UAS regulations for line of sight operations. And finally, a precursory look at how the BVLOS regulations are shaping up in Canada
8:30 am to 9:30 am Exemptions from the Requirement for SFOC
9:30 to 10:00 Industry Experience with SI, Exemptions, SFOC
Workshop description
This workshop is aimed specifically at the integration of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) within the civil/commercial sector.This workshop is focused on supporting key sector pilot projectsfor its attending corporate end users, unmanned vehicleoperators, manufacturers, developers, and researchers. Participants will be invited to actively contribute to the discussions on specific UVS scenarios
9:00 am to 9:30 am Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Anna Laurence Real Estate
9:30 am to 10:00 am National Research Council Canada Dr. Iraj Mantegh Power Utilities & Coast Guard
Workshop description
This workshop is aimed at taking a closer look at recent underwater projects and developments.Unlike the airborne sector the Underwater and surface vehicles are not restricted by heavy regulations, however, many other constraints are hinderingtheir use and wide applications.This workshop will be an opportunity to meet key stakeholders of the sector and an occasion to further share concepts, designs, and technologies development for current and future research initiatives.
10:00 am – 10:30 am    Coffee Break  Room 200 C
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Industry Experience with SI, Exemptions, SFOC Compliant Operator andUAV provisions
10:30 am to 11:15 amRoyal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)S/Sgt David Domoney National Strategy for Public Safety and Emergency Management11:15 am to 12:00 pm Ag Business & Crop Inc.Felix Weber Agriculture Workshop continues
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Lunch Break  Room 200 C
1:30pm to 2:30 pmPresentation by Transport Canada regarding RegulatoryStatus and the Recent Notice of Proposed Amendment2:30 pm to 3:00 pmDiscussion3:30 pm to 4:30 pmBeyond Visual Line of Sight Operations of UAS 1:30pm to 2:15pm McInnes Cooper Lawyers David FraserPrivacy & Drones2:15pm to 3:00 pmUnmanned Systems Canada Airspace Access and SFOC Developments Workshop continues
3:00 om – 3:30 pm   Coffee Break  Room 200 C
Section 3 of the program ties all of the day’s events together to assist in identifying and designing pilot projects to provide each industry sector with a way forward in the adoption of Unmanned Vehicle Systems. The sector presenters will, with facilitator assistance, lead four parallel breakout discussion groups (Real Estate, Agriculture, Utilities and Search & Rescue) exploring regulatory challenges and solutions, technology gaps and possible collaborative opportunities. The workshop participants will be invited to contribute to various groups based on their expertise. Finally, the floor will be opened up to summarize findings and opportunities from the four discussion groups.
Real Estate AgriculturePower Utilities / Coast Guard      Search and Rescue
Come join us at the HUB7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Opening Social –*Cash Bar* Exhibition Hall  AAADA


Wednesday, November 4, 2015
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration / Help Desk
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Continental Breakfast at Exhibition Hall
8:00 am – 7:00 pm Exhibition Hall Opens  Suite D/E
Civil & Commercial – Plenary  Suite C
8:00 am – 8:10 am Conference Chair, Marc Moffatt
8:10 am – 8:30 am Opening Address by James Halton
8:35 am – 8:55 am Employing Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for Arctic Science David Hopkin
9:00 am– 9:25 am NRC Civil UAS Program Overview, Goals, and Update Iraj Mantegh
9:30 am – 9:55 am Autonomous Vehicles   Barrie Kirk
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break at Exhibition HallSponsored by  faun_trackway_logo
10:30 am – 10:55 am Transport Canada, Standards Branch – Aaron McCrorie
11:00 am – 12:00 pm “The legal, liability and privacy aspects of Unmanned Vehicle Operations”
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch – Exhibition Hall
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Timeline Stream 1Suite 202-203 Stream 2Suite 204-205 Stream 3Suite C-1 Stream 4Suite C-2
1:30 pm – 1:55 pm Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar on Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Adam Robertson IMSAR High-resolution 3D modelling of large, hard- to-reach objectsDavid Proulx Aeryon Labs Inc. QUADCRUISER – A Groundbreaking Hybrid Fast VTOL Family Ludwig Eberle Airbus Defence & Space The Feasibility of Using a SmallUnmanned Aerial System forStudying Seabird Colonies at RemoteLocationsPaul Pace Defence Scientist, Retired
2:00 pm – 2:25 pm Terrain modelling – when to use LiDAR and when imagery will do Curtis Parks RME Geomatics  3D optical sensor with360 degrees field-of-view Nathalie RenaudINO  Visual Servoing for UAV Autonomous Landing Iryna Borschova Memorial University Newfoundland & Labrador  Use of a Small Rotary-winged Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or “Drone” to Survey Nest Contents of Four Species of Birds of Prey Dr. David Bird McGill University
2:30 pm – 2:55 pm On the Convergence between the Software for Autonomy and the Software Defined Radio Greg Broten Western SynapticResearch Real-time Content network from autonomous Camera Technology Cameron Chell TraceLive Network Training for UAV Operators in Image Capture and Processing Yifei ZhaoHumber College/NTFG Aerial  Evaluation and Application of a Robotic Aircraft in Wildlife and Habitat Research and Conservation Jeremy Byatt ING Robotic Aviation
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break – Exhibition Hall
3:30 pm – 3:55 pm Enhancing UVS Operator Simulator Immersion Through The Integration of Virtual RealityJeffrey Haber Carleton University Unmanned Systems R&D Park Larry Gaudet Slemon Park Corporation Lessons Learned: Monitoring Pipeline Assets Steve Myshak Ventus Geospatial Inc. In-Flight Icing of Small and MALE UAVs – Experimental Investigation Dr. Ali Benmeddour National Research Council
4:00 pm – 4:25 pm National ResearchCouncil Activities on Sense & Avoid Cyrus Minwalla National Research Councilof Canada  Bringing Drones to the Enterprise: Enabling Business to Scale in the Commercial Marketplace Jesse Kallman Airware  Application of a Robotic Aircraft for Critical Infrastructure Inspections and Monitoring.Charles Vidal ING Robotic Aviation Coastal Environmental Monitoring using Precision Hawk Andrew Clark University of PEI
4:30 pm – 4:55 pm Flight Test of a PrototypeDetect and Avoid System on Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Dr. Kevin Kirk GA-ASI  Ethical considerations of nonmilitary UAVs Goetz Bramesfeld Ryerson University Towards Quiet UAS for Commercial Operations Richard GaetaFail-Safe Solutions Development and Implementationof UAV 4D SynchronizationEncounter FlightsScott Fang Memorial University Newfoundland& Labrador
Come join us at the HUB5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Social –*Cash Bar* Exhibition Hall  USCSTC-logo-smaller2


Thursday,  November 5, 2015
7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration / Help Desk
7:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast at Exhibition Hall
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibition Hall Open  Suite D/E
Military Plenary  Suite C
8:00 am – 8:25 am Opening Military  Remarks by Colonel Jason Major
8:30 am – 8:55 am Army Update by Capt Matt Shoniker
9:00 am – 9:25 am Navy Update by Commander Simon Nadeau
9:30 am – 9:55 am AirForce Update by Major John Whalen
10:00 am –10:25 am Coffee Break – Exhibition Hall
10:30 am -10:55 am SAR Secretariat, by Major Graham Newbold (Ret’d)
11:00 am-11:25 am National Public Safety & Emergency Management Operational UAS Strategy Workshop, by David Domoney, RCMP
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Association Update, by Stewart Baillie, Chairman
12:00 pm –1:30 pm Lunch Break – Exhibition Hall
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  Stream 1 Chair:Suite 202-203 Stream 2 Chair:Suite 204-205 Student Paper Competition Chair: Stream 3    Suite C-2 Stream 4 Chair:Suite C-1
1:30 pm – 1:55 pm “Model Aircraft are NOT Drones” – MAAC’s Role in Safety and Public Education Marc Sharpe Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) Armed ISR – Status of Airbus’TANAN Project Ludwig Eberle Airbus Defence & Space Elevation Gradients from Side-Scan Sonar for Improved Data Association towards Persistent Underwater Slam Collin Mackenzie Dalhousie University The 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition: Searching for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships with the Arctic Explorer Autonomous Underwater vehicle Vincent Myers DRDC Halifax
2:00 pm-  2:25 pm Risk Management for UAVOperations in Canada : Realities, Challenges and What Lies Ahead Calvin Reich Capri Insurance MALE UAS Airspace Integration – Challenges & Solutions Nir Tel-OrenI AI Military Aircraft Detecting mineral ore bodies with UASs instrumented with magnetometers Michael Cunningham Carleton University The Canadian Armed ForcesJoint Arctic Experiment 2014: Air and Ground Unmanned Experiments in the Far North Simon Monckton DRDC Suffield
2:30 pm – 2:55 pm BVLOS Situational AwarenessSafety Display Paige Cutland Kongsberg Gallium Enhancing UVS Operator SimulatorImmersion Though The Integrationof Virtual Reality Jeffrey Haber Aerospace Engineering Ryerson University Motion Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with Time Delay CompensationGeoff Fink University Alberta Underwater SLAM for ChangeDetection Dr. Mae Seto DRDC Halifax
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break – Exhibition Hall
3:30 pm – 3:55 pm Municipal Governments – Initiatives to Regulate Use of UAVsCatherine Pawluch DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Worldwide and regionally focused L, X, Ku and/or Ka-band satellitecommunication services for air platforms and associated avionicsRobert McCord SATCOM Direct A Distributed Multi-operator Aerial Imaging System and Workflow for UASDuncan Elliott University of Alberta Development of 3rd Party Behaviours for Autonomous Marine Vehicles Kathleen Svendsen Lloyd’s Register Applied Technology Group
4:00 pm – 4:25 pm Current Regulatory Framework For Integration of UASDavid Morton Unmanned Experts Inc. Data Link Data Rate Requirementsof the EU project AEROCEPTOR andSpectrum Allocation recommendations to Standardisation for UAV for commercial and civil operations Franco Fresolone AIT Austrian Institute ofTechnology GmbH Application of UAV technology in construction project managementShahab MoeiniSAIT Polytechnic Deck Landing Cueing in Unmanned Aircraft SystemsDr. Bernard Ferrier Hoffman Engineering
4:30 pm – 4:55 pm Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Security Management and Rapid Response coordination Shahab Moeini SAIT Polytechnic Design and Development of an RCTRex 700E UAV Helicopter for Flight Test Data Gathering and Subsequent Mathematical Modelling Ken Hui National Research Council The Integration of UAV Systems inPublic Safety and Security Interventions of a Major Canadian CityAnne-Sophie Riopel-Bouvier EXO TacTik A Survey of recent developments and challenges on unmanned surface vehicles Zhixiang Liu Concordia University
5:00 pm Exhibition Closed
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Annual General Meeting – Unmanned Systems Canada Members Only at Suite 202-203
7:30 pm –10:30 pm Unmanned Systems Canada  Gala Awards Dinner            Marriott Hotel Ballroom                              7:30 pm – Reception   Foyer       8:00  pm  – Awards Dinner     * Cash Bar *Business Attire*
Friday, November 6, 2015
9:00 am – 2:30 pm At Survival SystemsTraining Facility 40 Mount Hope Avenue,Dartmouth NS Busses will be provided Demonstration Day  sponsored by Atlantic Alliance of Aerospace & Defence Associations and Survival Systems Training Ltd Join us on Friday, November 6th for an Unmanned Systems Showcase and live industry demonstrations featuring marine unmanned systemstechnologies at Survival Systems Training’s revolutionary training facilities.  SSTL’s state of the art facilities have been designed for use in watersurvival and underwater egress training for the Oil & Gas, aviation and marine sectors using extreme environmental effects to simulate real world conditions in harsh or high-risk situations.
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Exhibition Teardown