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Project Title: Assessing the Risks of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-16-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board DEPS

Day, Dwayne

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Assessing the Risks of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration
December 13, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Dwayne Day
Phone: 202-334-3011


Draft Agenda
Meeting #2: December 13-15, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Beckman Center Board Room
100 Academy Way Irvine, CA 92617

7:15 a.m. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:15 am to carpool over to Beckman
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working Breakfast Available in the Dining Room)

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes

9:00 a.m. A New Approach to Risk Analysis Joerg Dittrich(via Webex)

10:00 a.m. Let’s Take Risk Seriously Walter Stockwell

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Safely Enabling UAS Operations in Low Parimal Kopardekar (via Webex)
Altitude Airspace NASA Ames

12:15 p.m. Working Lunch Available in the Dining Room; Discussion Continues

1:00 p.m. Google Views on UAS James Burgess
Google Wing

2:00 p.m. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Insurance Andrew D. Spiegel
and Risk Management United States Aircraft Insurance Group

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Predictive Risk Analytics for Integration of UAS into the NAS James Luxhoj

4:15 p.m. Airbus Views Peter Sachs. Airbus

5:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns to an Alternate Location

6:30 p.m. Working Dinner at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine
2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-387-8887
8:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Hotel Irvine (Venue Change) Pelican Hill Conference Room

(Breakfast is included in your stay. Visit the Eats Restaurant on the main floor of the Hotel Irvine. Order from the Chef’s Everyday Breakfast, available from 6:30a to 9:30a.)

8:00 a.m. Room Opens

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes

9:00 a.m. Discussion Continues Committee

10:00 a.m. Discussion Continues Committee

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Discussion Continues Committee


12:15 p.m. Working Lunch Available in the Shady Canyon Conference Room; Discussion Continues

1:15 p.m. RTCA SC-228 Working Group 1 Activities Brandon Suarez
General Atomics


3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Discussion Continues Committee

5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Friday, December 15, 2017
Beckman Center (Venue Change) Board Room
100 Academy Way Irvine, CA 92617

7:15 a.m. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:15 am to carpool over to Beckman
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working Breakfast Available in the Dining Room)

8:30 a.m. Discussion Continues Committee

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Discussion Continues Committee

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch available in the Dining Room; Discussion Continues

1:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:

This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.

Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

Goal for this meeting: Let’s do some writing and recommending!


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Wednesday, December 13 - Open Session
Meeting Name: UAS Integration, Dy 1 Open
Meeting Password: 12132017
Conference Code: 485 964 4307

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Beckman Center: Is located at 100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617. Directions are available at the following website:

Parking: Parking is free and space is usually plentiful. Participants are requested to park in the designated areas only and not on the lawn, driveways or in delivery entrances. Please observe all ONE WAY and NO PARKING signs.

Wi-Fi Connection: To connect to the Wi-Fi chose “Visitor” then open up a browser and click “Accept terms and conditions.” You will then be connected to the internet.

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved for the committee’s use at the Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614; Phone: 866-396-4201. Additional information, including directions can be found at the hotel’s website:

Meals: Breakfast and lunch are available free of charge to all committee members and guests in the refectory at the Beckman Center. Those meeting participants who are ethically bound to pay for these meals can do so if they wish: Breakfast $15.00 and Lunch $16.00. Checks payable to the National Academy of Sciences preferred.

Working Dinner: The committee will hold a working dinner at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine; 2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614. Phone: 949-387-8887. All meeting participants can attend. The Academies can pay for members of the committee and guest speakers. Unfortunately, the Academies cannot pay for federal employees. Cost of the dinner is $50.00. Checks payable to the National Academy of Sciences preferred.

Last updated: December 8, 2017 – 3:45 PM

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
George T. Ligler (Chair)
Brian M. Argrow
Gregory Baecher
Stephen P. Cook
Leticia Cuellar-Hengartner
Margaret T. Jenny
Andrew R. Lacher
Karen B. Marais
Paul McDuffee
Amy R. Pritchett
Agam N. Sinha
Karen E. Willcox
Craig A. Woolsey

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
*Committee discussed their presentations.
*Committee discussed possible findings and recommendations for the report.
*Committee discussed plans for the next meeting.
*Committee homework assignments.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No outside materials were distributed to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 15, 2017