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Project Title: Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-12-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
DEPS Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board

RSO:
Angleman, Alan

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


Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation
July 10, 2013 - July 11, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



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: Linda Walker
Email: lwalker@nas.edu
Phone: (202) 334-3477
Fax:


Agenda:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
OPEN SESSION: 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

9:45am
Study Perspective and Autonomy-Related Research—ARMD
• Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
• Tom Irvine, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA ARMD
• Bob Pearce, Director, NASA ARMD Strategy, Architecture, and Analysis Office
• John Cavolowsky, Program Director, NASA ARMD Airspace Systems Program
• Doug Rohn, Program Director, NASA ARMD Aviation Safety Program
• Ed Waggoner, Program Director, NASA ARMD Integrated Systems Research Program

12:45pm
Lunch

1:45pm
Autonomy-Related Research—NASA HEOMD
• Chris Moore, Deputy Director, HEOMD Advanced Exploration Systems Division

2:15pm
Roadmap for U.S. Robotics
• Henrik Christensen, Chair of Robotics, Ga Tech

3:00pm
Break

3:15pm
Perspectives on Autonomy—FAA
• Kathy Abbott, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Flight Deck Human Factors
• Bill Kaliardos, NextGen Human Factors Integration Lead

4:45pm
End of Open Session


Thursday, July 11, 2013
OPEN SESSION: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9:00am
Defense Science Board Task Force Report, “The Role of Autonomy in DOD Systems”
• Brent Appleby, Deputy to the Vice President Engineering for Science and Technology, Draper Labs

10:00am
Perspectives on Autonomy Research
• Dave Mindell, MIT

11:00am
Break

11:15am
Perspectives on Autonomy Research—U.S. Army
• Keith Arthur, Team Lead, Teaming and Intelligent Systems, Aviation Development Directorate, Fort Eustis

12:15pm
Autonomy-Related Research—NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
• Dr. Mark Schwabacher, NASA STMD Autonomous Systems Project

1:00pm
Lunch

1:45pm
Drones—A Tipping Point of Technology
• Missy Cummings, Professor, MIT/Duke

2:30pm
Closed-loop Autonomous Control, from Outer to Inner Space
• Kanna Rajan, Principal Researcher for Autonomy, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

3:30pm
Perspectives on Autonomy Research—Air Force Research Laboratory
• Jim Overholt, AFRL Senior Scientist for Autonomy, Human Effectiveness Directorate (711HPW/RH)
• Kris Kearns, AFRL Autonomy Portfolio Lead, Human Effectiveness Directorate (711HPW/RH)

4:30pm
End of Open Session


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
John-Paul Clarke
John Lauber
Brent Appleby
Ella Atkins
Anthony Broderick
Noah Flood
Michael Francis
Eric Frew
Andrew Lacher
John Lee
Kenneth Rosen
Lael Rudd
Trish Ververs
Larrell Walters
David Woods
Edward Wright


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Statement of Task
Study Plans
Committee Composition and Balance
Briefings received to date
NASA expectations for the study
Expected deliverables
Approach for addressing the statement of task
Autonomous Systems Characteristics
Potential speakers at future meetings
Questions for speakers at future meetings
Dates, locations, and duration of future meetings


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: August 8, 2013