June 23 - 24, 2022 | Austin, Texas
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Thursday, June 23 • 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Exploring Future Aviation Operations at NASA using MAVLink, PX4, and QGroundControl - Robert McSwain & Mike Politowicz, NASA LaRC Research

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Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are actively conducting sUAS flight operations to develop/evaluate advanced technologies, concepts of operation, and human roles for the envisioned future of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and emergency response. Open-source PX4 technologies, driven by the innovation of the PX4 community, have become core components within this research environment. This talk covers NASA technologies built with PX4 capabilities (QGroundControl) and NASA technologies developed to integrate with PX4 capabilities (MAVLink, PX4). The areas of research being studied with these technologies include human factors, BVLOS/remote operations, and advanced automation. NASA researchers are interested in future collaborations with the open-source community.

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Mike Politowicz

Research Aerospace Engineer, NASA LaRC Research Directorate, Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch
B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. Serves as the Co-Activity Lead for the Human-Autonomy Teaming (HAT) Foundational Research Activity under the Transformational Tools & Technologies (TTT) – Autonomous Systems (AS) sub-project. This research activity... Read More →
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Robert McSwain

Aerospace Engineer, NASA LaRC Engineering Directorate, Aeronautics Systems Engineering Branch
Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics College of Engineering. Serves as the Advanced Air Mobility High Density Vertiplex Flight Operations Lead. This project is researching advanced concept of operations... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2022 2:35pm - 3:05pm CDT
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