- R&D 100 Awards
Thursday, November 3, 11:40 - 12:30 PM
Speaker(s): Lillian Zarrelli Ryals
It’s an exciting time for the aviation R&D community. Over half a million hobbyist unmanned aircraft have been registered, and the FAA has granted over 5,000 authorizations for commercial use. Entrepreneurs are rapidly expanding into the unmanned aircraft and commercial space operations markets, while researchers explore other new concepts such as personal air vehicles and hypersonic flight.
How can we accommodate these exciting new airspace entrants while maintaining aviation’s phenomenal safety record? Technology will play a key role and technology advancements will offer innovative solutions to these challenges.
This presentation will provide an overview of today’s aviation challenges and the innovative research and development work being done to address them. The opportunity is global and the session will include the international perspective as well. Researchers at MITRE, NASA, the FAA, and the academic community are making advancements in bringing these solutions to life.