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Day 1-TUSExpo-2 February 2016

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Room 1
Case Agriculture
14:35 - 15:00
The importance of correct data <br><b>Wilko van der Velde</b> <br><b>TTW</b>

The importance of correct data

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Data collection is booming, but how to find useful data to use in agriculture? To find useful data we need to have precise references and knowledge of application. Which sensors are desired and what are the specifications? Which time period is interesting for sensing in agriculture.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Wilko van der Velde
  • Consultant / researcher - TTW-Systeem B.V.
  • Short biography:

In agriculture Wilko is searching for the most efficient way of growing plants. With data of fields, crops and input Wilko is consulting farmers. That data will also use for analyzing the best practice. Since 2006 Wilko is comparing remote sensing data to measurements in TTW system.

Company information:
  • TTW-Systeem B.V.
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

TTW is founded in 1987. Ever since, TTW has been occupied with advisory services, training and consultancy of growers, seed suppliers and processors of chicory, onions, potatoes and flowerbulbs. TTW is an autonomous and independent consultant to her relations. TTW manage their consultancy and monitoring in the TTW software.

  • Website:
  • TWW  

Case Agriculture
15:00 - 15:25
Precision Greenhouse farming with UAV – Bunnik Plants Case <br><b>Martin Kampinga</b> <br><b>University of Applied Sciences Inholland Delft</b>

Precision Greenhouse farming with UAV – Bunnik Plants Case

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Greenhouse farming is an important market for the Dutch economy, various innovations are leading this industry. It is also known for its intensive manual labor. With a group an aeronautical students we introduced a UAV / Drone in the Greenhouse sector to complement the Agriculture industry by improving waste reduction of plants at Bunnik Plants. The potential of this innovation is large and the results are promising. We combined two different worlds of industry to get the best shared result.


Personal information:
  • Mr.Martin Kampinga
  • Director of Innovations
  • Short biography:

Martin Kampinga is an Aeronautical Engineer with a background in engineering and project management with a large sympathy for sustainable solutions. As a director of innovations he looks for opportunities to let students excel in their own field of industry and other field of industries.

Company information:
  • University of Applied Sciences Inholland Delft
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

GUniversity of Applied Sciences Inholland Delft is a university with different field of studies positioned in the suburban areas of the Netherlands with key propositions Health, Sustainable and Creativity.

Coffee Break
15:25 - 15:45

Case Technology Transfer
16:10 - 16:35
Hybrid is the future <br><b>Hans-Peter Thamm</B> <br><b>Aerolution GmbH </B>

Hybrid is the future - New techniques offer interesting possibilities.

  • Short abstract of presentation:

UAV proofed to be valuable tools for many applications. But there is still a principal problem: Multi-copter can vertically take off and land very safe (VTOL) but they have only limited flight time, whereas fixed wing UAV (like normal airplanes) can cover large areas and have very good flight properties, but need a runway and can be damaged during take of and landing. In the presentation different technical solutions to combine the advantages of both types the VTOL capability of copters with long flight times and good flight properties will be discussed in detail, with their advantages and challenges.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Dr. Hans-Peter Thamm
  • CTO
  • Short biography:

Physical Geographer, since 25 years experience with remote sensing and geo informatics. Since 2004 developing and working with UAV for different tasks, e.g. land resource management, agriculture, surveying, etc.; scientific carrier (up to Professor for Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics) and business experiences as founder of two companies in UAV context.

  • AEROLUTION GmbH
  • Germany
  • Company description:

The AEROLUTION develops and sells high quality UAV for day to day use in professional environment. Our specialities are VTOL fixed wing UAV, the SONGBIRD family, which can cover large areas, are very safe and easy to operate. They have a long lifetime and therefore low total cost of ownership.

Case Technology Transfer
15:45 - 16:10
Inserting Unmanned aircraft in the civil airspace. <br><b>Yoann Viaouet</b> <br><b>Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe</b>

Inserting Unmanned aircraft in the civil airspace

  • Short abstract of presentation:

This presentation will highlight the importance of making progress on the insertion of all categories of unmanned aircraft into non-segregated airspace, without reducing safety and airspace capacity. Schedule, budget and coordination of all actors are critical points for success: Industry is prepared to keep Europe ahead of the game in terms of technology development, but it needs the right regulatory framework to be put in place, and an increased level of public funding for R&D to be reached.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Yoann Viaouet
  • Civil Aviation Officer
  • Short biography:

Yoann Viaouet is Civil Aviation officer at the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD). In his role, he coordinates and promotes the manufacturers’ Civil Aviation positions in all matter of common interests concerning Unmanned Aircraft, Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Cybersecurity. He is also a passionate glider pilot.

Company information:
  • ASD – AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • Belgium
  • Company description:

ASD represents the aerospace, defence and security industries in Europe with the objective of supporting the sector’s competitive development. ASD's membership is composed of major European aerospace and defence companies and national associations. In 2014, ASD members employed more than 795,000 people and generated a turnover of €199.4 billion.

Drinks and Networking
17:00 - 19:00

Opening and Keynote Speakers
10:00 - 10:30
‘Robotics in Leeds – trailblazing plans’ <br><b>Dr. Raul Fuentes, University of Leeds</B> <br>

Robotics in Leeds – trailblazing plans

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The University of Leeds is leading a Consortium of universities with the aim to turn Leeds into the first city in the World maintained by robots by 2035. This presentation will introduce the current and future plans to realize this.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Raul Fuentes
  • Lecturer
  • Short biography:

Dr Fuentes is an academic with significant industrial experience in the planning, design and delivery of diverse civil engineering projects with a technology focus. His research ethos is to "get done what the world wants done" (The Economist), which reflects his highly practical approach, always based on sound scientific principles.

Company information:
  • University of Leeds
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Higher Education.

Lunch
12:30 - 13:30

Case Agriculture
14:10 - 14:35
Drones and Agriculture, the future of farming? <br><b>Bert Rijk</b> <br><b>Aurea Imaging</b>

Drones and Agriculture, the future of farming?

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The agricultural sector shows large potential for drones but what is required to get from research and marketing promise to operational use on the farm? Improved information management in agriculture promises higher resource efficiency, lower environmental pressure and a more profitable farming. What is required from UAS technology and other knowledge gaps to boost the adoption of UAS technology in agriculture? This session will discuss current operational use in agriculture and a peak into the future of farming.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Bert Rijk
  • Managing Director - Aurea Imaging
  • Short biography:

Dutch farmer, technology enthusiast and advocate of integrating agronomy with technology to boost the adoption of ‘Smart Farming’.

Company information:
  • Aurea Imaging
  • Belgium, Spain and Argentina
  • Company description:

Designing, Building and Operating UAS since 2010. Firm believe in cooperation. Combining UAS, GIS, data analysis and agronomy to serve agriculture.

Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break

Keynote Speaker
12:00 - 12:30
Creating a Drone-Friendly Regulatory Environment <br><b>Speaker Andrew Charlton</B> <br><b>European Small UAV Coalition</B> <br> <br>

Creating a Drone-Friendly Regulatory Environment

  • Short abstract of presentation:

For Europe to continue to lead the world in the development and commercial use of drones it will need consistent, appropriate, risk-based regulation. That does not happen by chance. We need to make it happen. The European Small UAV Coalition has been established to work with all stakeholders to keep Europe’s drone industry flying.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Andrew Charlton
  • Executive Director
  • Short biography:

Andrew has wide-ranging experience in the legal, commercial and aero-political aspects of all parts of the aviation industry. He was Chief Legal Officer of Qantas and responsible for Government Affairs at IATA and SITA. He is also the Managing Director of Aviation Advocacy.Andrew has wide-ranging experience in the legal, commercial and aero-political aspects of all parts of the aviation industry. He was Chief Legal Officer of Qantas and responsible for Government Affairs at IATA and SITA. He is also the Managing Director of Aviation Advocacy.

< Company information:
  • European Small UAV Coalition
  • Switzerland
  • Company description:

The European Small UAV Coalition is a coalition of leading technology and small drone companies from across Europe that seeks flexible, risk-based regulations to create jobs, grow our industry, and allow our companies to operate efficiently throughout the region.

Opening and Keynote Speaker
09:30 - 10:00
Mine Kafon Drone – an airborne demining system <br><b>Massoud Hassani</B> <br><b>Mine Kafon Foundation, Hassani Design BV</B>

Mine Kafon Drone – an airborne demining system

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Beginning as an Art object, the Mine Kafon, as a concept, has evolved into an important tool in the raising of global awareness of a neglected topic: landmines. Growing up in Afghanistan, Massoud Hassani, founder of Hassani Design BV and Mine Kafon creator, experienced the dangers of landmines first hand. After moving more than 40 times through different countries, Massoud and his family settled down in the Netherlands, where he went on to study Industrial Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. Inspired by the homemade wind-powered toys he made during his childhood in Afghanistan, Massoud created the Mine Kafon wind-powered landmine detector for his 2011 graduation project. The project rapidly gained interest in the media and in 2012, Massoud and his brother Mahmud organised a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the development of the Mine Kafon as a prominent piece of landmine clearing technology. Having undergone extensive prototyping and field testing with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Defence, Hassani Design BV’s multidisciplinary team, are now working on a UAV type demining system. It is the called the MK Drone, to safely and efficiently operate across all landmine contaminated terrains. Hassani Design BV’s robotic solution to landmine detection and detonation is safer, faster and cheaper than existing technologies. It is our aim to work with top humanitarian organisations and industry leaders to clear the world’s landmines quickly and systematically with reliable results. This is a huge challenge, but we believe that with the right technology it is possible.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Massoud Hassani
  • Founder of Mine Kafon foundation and Hassani Design BV
  • Short biography:

• Born in Afghanistan, Massoud Hassani moved to The Netherlands in 1998 in search of a new life. As a child growing up in Kabul, Massoud developed an interest in technology and the Arts. This interest lead Massoud to study Industrial Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, focusing his work upon the relationships between his Dutch and Afghan cultures. Massoud graduated in 2011 with the Mine Kafon project In 2013 created his own company with help of his brother, Mahmud, to develop and build upon his graduation project. Now their team is about 20 people including Advisers, freelancers, Interns and volunteers. Since his graduation, Massoud has won several international Prizes, notably being listed by complex.com as one of the top 25 designers shaping the future of design and named by AutoDesk as being in the top 100 designers of Global Public Interest who would re-imagine and shape our World.

Company information:
  • Mine Kafon Foundation, Hassani Design BV
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

As a multidisciplinary innovative playground, Mine Kafon R&D Lab seeks to blend creative and engineered ideas to provide ground-breaking solutions to global issues, delivering them directly to the partners. Hassani Design’s philosophy is based on three vital blocks: Culture, Nature and Science.

Opening and Keynote Speaker
10:30 - 11:00
Developing a feel for (remote) control of vehicles <br><b>Mr. David Abbink</B> <br><b>Delft Haptics Lab, TU Delft</B>

Opening and Keynote Speaker
10:30 - 11:00
Developing a feel for (remote) control of vehicles <br><b>David Abbink</B> <br><b>Delft Haptics Lab, TU Delft</B>

Developing a feel for (remote) control of vehicles

  • Short abstract of presentation:

EA major challenge in the coming decade is the seamless integration of machine intelligence with human users. One example is the remote control of vehicles in unstructured environments. The main bottleneck for safe and effective control is the outdated human-machine interfacing, causing operators to suffer from a lack of awareness of limitations and capabilities of the remote vehicles, impeding safety and performance. This presentation demonstrates novel interfacing prototypes that better combine the strengths of humans and (remotely controlled) smart vehicles.


Personal information:
  • Mr. David Abbink
  • Associate Professor
  • Short biography:

Dr.ir. Abbink is an expert in human-machine interaction. His work has been funded by Nissan and Boeing, and he developed a haptic gas pedal marketed by Nissan. He is the recipient of prestigious personal grants (VENI, VIDI) and awards for science and education.

Company information:
  • Delft Haptics Lab, TU Delft
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

The Delft Haptics Lab is part of Delft University of Technology, and performs research and education on design and evaluation of human-machine interfaces with a focus on physical interaction.

Keynote Speaker
11:30 - 12:00
“Business Astronomy” <br><b>Chris Verhoeven</B> <br><b>Delft University of Technology</B>

“Business Astronomy”

  • Short abstract of presentation:

• When a new company enters the market with a highly innovative product, it gets a lot of attention and funding easily acquired. A star is born and clearly visible for the world. But what came before? What was the Big Bang and what happened in the Dark Ages before the ignition of this star? What organizations live in the Dark Ages and where does the money come from? This presentation will illuminate the Dark Ages and the Big Bang that caused the launch of Nano-Satellite Delfi-C3 in 2008 and generated a new highly innovative new industry in the Netherlands.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Chris (C.J.M.)Verhoeven
  • Associate Professor (Theme Leader “Swarm Robots” in the TU Delft Robotics Institute
  • Short biography:

Chris Verhoeven is an associate professor at the TU-Delft sinc 1996. Msc (1985) and PhD (1990) in electrical engineering. Presently employed part-time at the faculty of Electrical engineering, Computer Sciences and Mathematics and part-time at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. He is theme leader of the “Swarm Robots” in the TU-Delft Robotics Institute and theme leader of the “Space Robotics” in the TU-Delft Space Institute. He is one of the founding fathers of the Delfi program with Delfi-C3 being the first Dutch nano-satellite launched.

Company information:
Case Trends & Future
16:35 - 17:00
<b>Winfried Rijssenbeek</B> <br><b>OneManDrone</B>

Official Opening - Central Hall
13:30 - 14:10
The report ‘Earth Observation’ will be presented and handed over the Deputy Mayor of The Hague Ingrid van Engelshoven

Room 2
Aerial
16:35 - 17:00
RPAS regulation and certification, a necessity for aviation safety? <br><b>Joost Vreeken</b> <br><b>Netherlands Aerospace Centre</b>

RPAS regulation and certification, a necessity for aviation safety?

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The world of aviation has evolved to its current state over many decades. The manned aircraft types and their operations are well known, (certification) standards exist and changes in aircraft configuration and operations are relatively small. That now changes with the rapid up-rise of RPAS, injecting a wide variety of new aircraft types, configurations and applications into the aviation system. Regulators are working on ways of integrating them into the system, trying to tackle many challenges. What are the main challenges, what’s the current state of play and are RPAS regulation and certification a necessity for aviation safety at all?


Personal information:
  • Mr. Joost Vreeken
  • R&D Engineer - NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre
  • Short biography:

Joost Vreeken is active in the areas of regulation, certification and safety for manned helicopters and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems as R&D engineer at the Netherlands Aerospace Centre, NLR. He is also the Safety Manager within the NLR RPAS operator organization.

Company information:
  • NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

NLR is the Netherlands Aerospace Centre for identifying, developing and applying advanced technological knowledge in the area of aerospace. Our activities are relevant to society, market-oriented and carried out on a non-profit basis. We thus strengthen the innovativeness, competitiveness and effectiveness of government and business.

  • Website:
  • NLR  

Aerial
14:35 - 15:00
UAS regulatory framework and operation in telecommunications industry <br><b>Gary Clayton</b> <br><b>UAVS</b>

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle large

UAS regulatory framework and operation in telecommunications industry

  • Short abstract of presentation:

UAS are a new technology and the uses and regulations are changing rapidly. This paper will highlight some of the major factor of the regulatory framework and in particular those in the IETF andITU. This will lead the discussion in to how the technologies can be utilized to provide telecommunications and other digital services. This is a new industry and new applications abound but this paper looks at the overall capability now and in the future to address this market need.

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Personal information:
  • Mr. Gary Clayton
  • Chairman - UAVS
  • Short biography:

Gary has been on the Council of UAVS since 2004 and was elected Chairman in 2008. In that time Gary has guided the UK Industry through times of previously unparalleled expansion. He was part of the original JAA/EUROCONTROL UAS Taskforce in 2004 and has been a respected representative to National and International Governments and Regulators ever since.

Company information:
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (UAVS) Association
  • United Kingdom
  • Company description:

UAVS is the UK National RPAS Trade Association serving the whole industry. Established in 1998 UAVS has been at the forefront of all regulatory and technical developments since the industries inception representing everyone in Regulatory, Airspace and Safety Management forums both in the UK and EU.

Aerial
14:10 - 14:35
Telecommunication <br><b>Ben Derrick </B> <br><b>Cobham Antenna Systems</B>

Aerial
15:00 - 15:25
Long-range UAV Remote Sensing: A Dream on Hold <br><b>Terry McConnell</b> <br><b>Fugro</b>

Long-range UAV Remote Sensing: A Dream on Hold

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The Fugro GeoRanger UAV was one of the first long-range airborne remote sensing platforms. First flown in 2004, this over-the-horizon, fully autonomous magnetic mapping system was a technical success; but was mothballed in 2008. Designed to replace manned aircraft for remote area, long-range magnetic surveys, this modification of the successful Scan Eagle system did not meet its commercial efficiency targets. More detrimental however were the increasingly restrictive global regulatory hurdles, which prevented this technology from operating to its maximum advantage. These hurdles remain in place today, resulting in Fugro remaining on the sidelines, awaiting the day when government aviation bodies clarify their positions on long-range UAV operations, or decide to restrict them altogether.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Terry McConnell
  • Global Business Line Manager - Fugro Geospatial
  • Short biography:

Thirty five years of experience in the airborne remote sensing sector, in a variety of operational and senior management positions. Extensive international operational and management experience while based in Canada, Quebec, the United States, Australia and now Europe.

Company information:
  • Fugro NV
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Turning Spatial Data Into Knowledge Fugro provides clients with geospatial solutions designed to deliver a 3-D virtual model of the real world combined with visualization, analysis and reporting tools. Our industry-specific solutions enable end-users to streamline business processes to reduce costs while improving operational results, safety and customer service.

Aerial
15:45 - 16:10
European Union Update, Certification, Liability, Regulation & legislation <br><b>Michael Maes</b> <br><b>Eurousc</b>

Aerial
16:10 - 16:35
The importance of standards in the development of the RPAS market <br><b>Manuel Oñate</b> <br><b>Aerpas</b>

The importance of standards in the development of the RPAS market

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The outstanding development of small RPAS (<20-25 kg) operations in VLOS in Europe in the last few years have demonstrated that civil RPAS are viable and have an enormous potential. To realize such potential, the industry has to mature and consolidate, establishing good business practices and a reliable supply chain able to support the expected growth in the number and complexity of the operations, in a safe manner. In other words, the future development of the market, after its initial success, will be based in the adoption of international standards.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Manuel Oñate
  • General Manager - EuroUSC España, S.L.
  • Short biography:

Manuel Oñate, civil engineer with 30+ year experience in private equity, corporate finance and business development. Involved in the RPAS market since 2010, he is the General Manager of EuroUSC España, chairman of EUROCAE WG93 on Light RPAS and president of the Spanish RPAS trade association.

Company information:
  • EuroUSC España, S.L.
  • Spain
  • Company description:

EuroUSC España is the subsidiary of EuroUSC, the leading RPAS accreditation and training organization in the world. EuroUSC España is in charge of developing the expansion of EuroUSC in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Room 3
Robotics
14:10 - 14:35
Window cleaning robots <br><b>Stefan Spanjer</B> <br><b>Kite Robotics</B>

Window cleaning robots

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The robot taking over dangerous work by co-working with window cleaners, turning them into operators


Personal information:
  • Mr. Stefan Spanjer
  • CEO - KITE Robotics
  • Short biography:

Stefan Spanjer is a Dutch entrepreneur and columnist. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Twente (MSc.) and completed his master thesis at Yale University, New Haven. He is the founder and CEO of KITE Robotics, a company specialized in robotic solutions for window and façade cleaning.

Company information:
  • KITE Robotics
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

KITE Robotics is developing an innovative solution for high-rise window and façade cleaning: the KITE Robot. This ingenious automated system cleans high-rise windows and façades automatically, without human intervention. The KITE Robot leaves the windows and façades of any building spotless, even in areas that are usually difficult to reach.

Aquatic Drones, Applications and Markets
16:10 - 16:35
Underwater Mining Robotics <br><b>Eduardo Alexandre Pereira da Silva</B> <br><b>Autonomous Systems Laboratory</B>

Underwater Mining Robotics

  • Short abstract of presentation:

We will give an overview of the project known as iVAMOS! (Viable Alternative Mine Operating System). This is a project funded by the EU involving the design, fabrication and testing of a remotely controlled underwater mining prototype. It is planned to conduct scalable prototype testing at four sites. Three test sites will be inland in abandoned flooded mines and one will be offshore. The prototype use the best available underwater crawler, rock cutting, collection and slurry control technology. It will combine this with new state of the art positioning, navigation and control systems, grade control technology and environmental monitoring systems.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Eduardo Alexandre Pereira da Silva
  • Robotics Unit coordinator
  • Short biography:

He has a PhD in Electrical. His main research area is Marine Robotics, Perception and Navigation for Autonomous Robots. He has participated in more than 14 research projects, In particular is the INESC TEC responsible for the VAMOS(H2020) project. He has more than 60 publications in Field Robotics area.

Company information:
  • INESC TEC -
  • Portugal
  • Company description:

INESC TEC - is a private non-profit association, recognized as Public Interest Institution. INESC TEC is an institution created to act as an interface between the academic world, industry, services, as well as the public administration, in the framework of the Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Electronics (ITT&E).

Robotics
14:35 - 15:00
Unmanned cargo aircrafts take relief supplies to disaster areas <br><b>Barry Koperberg</B> <br><b>Wings for Aid</B>

Unmanned cargo aircrafts take relief supplies to disaster areas

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Wings for Aid joins forces of companies, universities and NGO’s to develop safe, reliable and cost effective unmanned aerial vehicles that can reach people in need of aid supplies. The Wings for Aid drones will be able to carry significant cargo loads (100kg per flight) to places that would otherwise be too dangerous or impossible to reach. The coalition has recently been granted co-funding of € 1,5mn by the Dutch government to develop the first prototypes. The TUSE presentation will focus on the development road map and the key learnings to date.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Barry Koperberg
  • General manager
  • Short biography:

Barry works as an independent strategy, change & cooperation consultant. He has extensive experience in change, improvement and development programs in both private and public sectors. As such he is not only advisor but also initiator of innovative programs, like ‘NexTechnician’ and Wings for Aid. Motto: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"

Company information:
Robotics
15:00 - 15:25
“Robotics and the Stock Market. <br><b>Andrea Forni</B> <br><b>FRN Trading Strategies</B>

“Robotics and the Stock Market. Savvy Investment Opportunity or Fad?”

  • Short abstract of presentation:

“Robotics is becoming more and more attractive for both institutional and individual investors. This conference investigates the key factors that enable robotics to become such an investment opportunity, explains how to profit from the raise of robotics equities and funds available on the Stock Market, and tries to forecast whether robotics could inflate a new financial bubble in the oncoming years.”


Personal information:
  • Mr. Andrea Forni
  • CEO at FRN Trading Strategies
  • Short biography:

Andrea Forni is a financial market analyst and author of “Robots. The New Era – Living, Working and Investing in the Robotics Society of the Future” published in English, Chinese and Italian. In 2015 he launched InvestiRobot - Observatory on Investment in Robotics, the first information resource on the Robotics Stock Market.

Company information:
  • FRN Trading Strategies
  • Italy
  • Company description:

At FRN Trading Strategies we offer top-quality analysis of the financial markets thanks to our award-winning methodology. We also produce sectorial analysis of technological securities and investigate new appealing investment opportunities like Robotics. Our services are designed for institutional clients, private bankers and financial advisors.

Aquatic Drones, Applications and Markets
15:45 - 16:10
Robotics for Inspection and Service <br><b>Stefano Stramigioli </B> <br><b>University of Twente</B>

Robotics for Inspection and Servicet

  • Short abstract of presentation:

In this presentation an introduction to Inspection and Service Robotics will be given and a number of examples and running activities presented. This will include among other NDT inspection with quadcopter and pipe inspection.


Personal information:
  • Prof.dr.ir. S.Stramigioli
  • Head of the Robotics and Mechatronics Lab at UT and VP Research euRobotics
  • Short biography:

Stefano Stramigioli is professor of Advanced Robotics and chair of the Robotics and Mechatronics Lab of the University of Twente. He is also been the chair and funder of LEO (www.leorobotics.nl) and Roboned and he is currently the VP Research of euRobotics, the private side of SPARC.

Company information:
  • University of Twente, LEO Center of Service Robotics
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

The LEO Center of Service Robotics, funded in 2008 was the first Robotics Center in the Netherlands. LEO connects the University of Twente to a number of enterprises, hospitals and other institutions to support robotic innovation.

Aquatic Drones, Applications and Markets
16:35 - 17:00
Autonomy vs Control for Unmanned Systems <br><b>Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar </B> <br><b>Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences</B>

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Day 2-TUSExpo-3 February 2016

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Zaal 1
Welcome and Registration Day 2 (february 3 2016
08:00 - 09:00

Robotics
10:00 - 10:30
“TIC 4.0 – Digitalization of the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry” <br><b>Thomas Meyer</B> <br><b>SGS</B>

“TIC 4.0 – Digitalization of the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry”

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Recent technology trends are drastically changing the way many industries do business: big data, ubiquitous connectivity, smart sensors, cloud computing, etc. These offer opportunities but also represent threats for those failing to embrace them or implementing them with no strategic vision or with the wrong partners. SGS is putting together a strategic framework to ensure that it makes the right choices to use the new digital means to boost profitability and profitable growth.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Thomas Meyer
  • Global Innovation Manager, Industrial
  • Short biography:

Thomas has a Civil Engineering background and worked several years in the hydropower industry before embracing for a while an international development career with the Swiss Government. He joined SGS in 2010 and has since held various business development positions in the Group’s Industrial division.

Company information:
  • SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA
  • Switzerland
  • Company description:

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. It is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, it operates a network of more than 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

Break
10:30 - 11:00

Case Industry
11:00 - 11:30
Drone Safety <br><b>Gerbert van de Ven </B> <br><b>Avular</B>

Drone Safety

  • Short abstract of presentation:

To be announced


Personal information:
  • Mr. Gerbert van de Ven
  • Co-founder and CEO - Avular b.v.
  • Short biography:

Gerbert is co-founder and CEO of Avular and has an engineering degree in control systems from Eindhoven University of Technology. Previously he was PR manager at student consultancy firm UniPartners Eindhoven and he was part of the robot soccer team TechUnited. Now he is using his experience to make drones safer.

Company information:
  • Avular b.v.
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Avular is a Dutch manufacturer of industrial drones and drone maintenance services. Avular develops safe, precise and industrial grade drones for inspection and maintenance operations. With these systems, drone operators can perform industrial inspections.

Lunch
12:30 - 13:30

Case Conservation
14:30 - 15:00
Large drone operations supporting scientific research in Greenland <br><b>Gilles Fartek</B> <br><b>: Integra Aerial Services (INAS) ApS</B> <br>

Large drone operations supporting scientific research in Greenland

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Business market for large drone is still uncertain, challenging and definitely risky for private companies, despite better capabilities offered compared to smaller systems. Integra Aerial Services (INAS) is one of the very few companies in Europe proposing services for public and private clients in this narrow market segment. Relying on 25-year aviation experience within the Integra Group, INAS operates large drones in Villum Research Station, Greenland, support scientific activities on behalf of Aarhus University, Denmark. The presentation shall present the vision of the company, and the operations to be conducted in Artic environment.


Personal information:
  • Gilles Fartek
  • CEO & Co-founder
  • Short biography:

Gilles Fartek is Co-Funder and CEO of INAS. With 30+ year experience in aviation, he is active in promoting and developing RPAS industry since 2007 within the European Commission and since 2010 in the private sector. He is today developing drone services business for civil applications.

Company information:
  • Integra Aerial Services (INAS) ApS
  • Denmark
  • Company description:

INAS is a Danish drone operator part of Integra Group providing aviation consultancy since 1988. INAS WAS created in 2014 to provide services to private and public sectors based on medium and large drones. INAS is currently operating the drone component of Villum Research Station, North Greenland.

Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30

Aerial
16:30 - 17:00
Educating drone pilots <br><b>Håvard Mjøen</B> <br><b>UiT the Arctic University of Norway</B>

Educating drone pilots

  • Short abstract of presentation:

UiT the Arctic University of Norway is starting a bachelor education in drone technology in August. The education includes the practical and theoretical education of drone pilots. It will be one of the first civil drone pilot education, and has to work in a new field with rules and regulations that still will change a lot in the future. The Civil Aviation Authority in Norway adopted new regulations for operating drones the 1st of January this year, and this presentation will be about the education and how it will try to keep up with future changes in regulations.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Håvard Mjøen
  • Project Manager RPAS - UiT the Arctic University of Norway
  • Short biography:

Project manager for RPAS education at UiT the Arctic University of Norway. Has a background as Master in Energy and environment with a profile toward earth observation. Worked as head of Study for a bachelor in aviation (commercial pilot education) at UiT.

Company information:
  • UiT the Arctic University of Norway.
  • Norway
  • Company description:

University

Drinks & Networking
17:00 - 19:00

Case Industry
11:30 - 12:00
How to integrate drones into the manned aviation system? <br><b>Andres van Swalm</B> <br><b>Unifly nv</B>

How to integrate drones into the manned aviation system?

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The usage of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in our airspace is expanding rapidly, drones are too small to be detected by traditional air traffic control radar systems, which are currently used to safeguard our airspace. If this situations continues without an intervention, these UAS will form a real threat not only for the safety of manned aviation but also for the overall security and safety of the public at large. New systems are urgently needed allowing the safe and secure integration of UAS into the Low Level aviation network.


Personal information:
  • Mr. : Andres Van Swalm
  • COO
  • Short biography:

Andres Van Swalm started his career as military Air Traffic Control Officer in the Royal Military Academy. He gained experience in the domain of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and drones. Over the years, he expanded his knowledge and received several certificates in ATM. In 2015 he created a company called UniFly, a spin-off from VITO.

Company information:
  • Unifly nv
  • Belgium
  • Company description:

UniFly is an award-winning Spin-off company of VITO (Flemish institute for technological research) specialized in aviation software development. The primary goal of UniFly is to facilitate the safe integration of drones into the aviation system. UniFly does this by bridging the gap between manned and unmanned aviation.

Case Industry
12:00 - 12:30
Drones! Why at Rijkswaterstaat? <br><b>Col Offermans</B> <br><b>Rijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening </B>

Drones! Why at Rijkswaterstaat?

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Drones as a technical solution to improve the information services at Rijkswaterstaat. For some business processes Rijkswaterstaat has conducted and will conduct drone pilots in order to get practical experience about the deployment of drones. Some of these drone pilots will be presented here. Although in some cases further implementation is obstructed by legislation, still there are areas where we can proceed specifically with the visual inspection of our objects. I will focus on that during my presentation. How can drone and engineering companies together co-operate with Rijkswaterstaat to take the next step?


Personal information:
  • Mr. Col Offermans
  • Innovation advisor
  • Short biography:

I have studied Applied Physics at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. Since then I worked at several units of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Currently I am working on innovative solutions, such as autonomous systems, to improve our information services.

Company information:
  • Rijkswaterstaat, Central Information Services
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Rijkswaterstaat is the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, responsible for the Dutch main road network, main waterway network and main water systems. Challenged by rapid technological changes, aging infrastructure and climate change, Rijkswaterstaat works on sustainable and innovative solutions to keep the Netherlands safe, liveable and accessible.

Case Conservation
13:30 - 14:00
Fisheries and wildlife monitoring <br><b>Olivier Küng</B> <br><b>Pix4D SA</B>

Aerial
15:30 - 16:00
Cooperative UAVs for Disaster Response <br><b>Niklas Goddemeijer</B> <br><b>Technical University Dordmund</B>

Cooperative UAVs for Disaster Response

  • Short abstract of presentation:

In order to mitigate the disadvantages of small unmanned aerial vehicles with respect to endurance and payload capacity, cooperating UAVs or small swarms are considered. Overall mission endurance can be enhanced by seamless replacements of vehicles running out of energy while parallel sensing enlarges the sensing coverage. One of the key enablers for efficient collaboration is reliable communication. This talk leverages communication-aware mobility behaviors as a solution to address the often orthogonal requirements reliable communication and spatial sensing coverage. Within the ANCHORS and AIRBEAM projects an agent-based swarm has been demonstrated to show the capabilities of the proposed solution approach.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Niklas Goddemeier
  • Research Assistant - Communication Networks Institute, TU Dortmund University
  • Short biography:

Niklas Goddemeier currently leads the Networked Robotics Team at the Communication Networks Institute (CNI) of Prof. Christian Wietfeld, TU Dortmund University. He has been actively involved in the research projects AVIGLE, ANCHORS, and AIRBEAM. His research focuses on communication-aware mobility algorithms for UAV swarms.

Company information:
  • Communication Networks Institute, TU Dortmund University
  • Germany
  • Company description:

The Communication Networks Institute (CNI) of TU Dortmund headed by Prof. Christian Wietfeld investigates cyber physical systems in the context of unmanned autonomous systems since 2007. The CNI is also active in the areas of Smart Grid and Electric Vehicle Communications.

Aerial
16:00 - 16:30
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; from anywhere to everywhere <br><b>Hans Heerkens</B> <br><b>University of Twente</B>

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; from anywhere to everywhere

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) exist only as prototypes today, but they are likely to become one of the most prolific applications of civil UAV’s. UCA have many advantages over manned aircraft. Savings on crew salaries are the most obvious, but others, like increased operational flexibility and the possibility of profitable operations on routes that are too thin for manned aircraft, are potentially far more important. Hans Heerkens, chairman of the Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, will address the benefits and challenges in the development of UCA, and identify possibilities for both manufacturers and users for entering new and promising markets.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Hans Heerkens
  • Assistant professor - University of Twente/Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft
  • Short biography:

Hans Heerkens is assistant professor at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and does consultancy work on the aviation industry and decision making for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and others, focusing on the interplay between technological, economic and management issues. He is chairman of the Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft.

Company information:
  • University of Twente/Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

The University of Twente provides education and research in the technical and the social sciences.

Case Conservation
14:00 - 14:30
Tech for Tusks – Kasigau Wildlife Corridor in Kenia <br><b>Richard van Deventer</B> <br><b>ShadowView</B>

TECH FOR TUSKS - Kasigau Wildlife Corridor in Kenia

  • Short abstract of presentation:

We love innovation and technology, but we love conservation and protecting people even more. ShadowView is helping to protect the elephant families migrating through the Kasigau Wildlife corridor with the most advanced anti-poaching equipment to date. With several kinds of sensors, advanced tracking methods, forensic skills and the use of Big Data, poachers won’t stand a chance!


Personal information:
  • Mr. Richard van Deventer
  • Board Member - ShadowView
  • Short biography:

Over the past 15 years Richard has been working in a number of sectors including Technology, Web Development, Sales and IT. This has been complemented with two years in an International Governmental Organisation in a post conflict setting. His expertise lies in combining UAS with sensor technology and software. He is passionate about working within the Humanitarian Aid and Conservation sectors, where he successfully utilizes his skills from the private sector to an NGO setting.

Company information:
  • ShadowView
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

We are the first charitable organisation in the world that uses Unmanned Aerial Systems, or drones if you like, for conservation and humanitarian projects. We don’t just do it for our own projects because we believe in sharing knowledge and combining efforts. We enable other organisations to benefit from our expertise, operators and technology systems and support them as much as possible.

Robotics
09:00 - 09:30
Tiny autonomous drones <br><b>Guido de Croon</B> <br><b>Delft University of Technology</B>

Tiny autonomous drones

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Tiny, light-weight drones are very suitable for indoor drone applications. They are inherently safe for humans, can navigate even in narrow spaces, while still capturing the information necessary for the application such as warehouse stock tracking or search-and-rescue. For such applications, the tiny drones will have to fly completely by themselves. This is very challenging, since they are very restricted in terms of sensing, processing power, and memory. I will present the research we perform at the Micro Air Vehicle laboratory of the TU Delft to achieve fully autonomous flight of drones as light-weight as 20 grams.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Guido de Croon
  • Assistant professor
  • Short biography:

Guido de Croon received his Ph.D. in the field of Artificial Intelligence. His research interest lies with computationally efficient algorithms for robot autonomy, with a particular focus on computer vision and evolutionary robotics. Since 2013, he is an assistant-professor at the Micro Air Vehicle lab of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Company information:
  • TU Delft
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Delft University of Technology

Robotics
09:30 - 10:00
Preparing for the inevitable: What happens when drones are hacked? <br><b>Generaal Majoor (rtd) Pieter Cobelens ( Key Locker) <br>and Lucas van Oostrum (profile)</B> <br><b>Delft Aerial Robotics (DAR)</B>

reparing for the inevitable: What happens when drones are hacked?

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The datalinks used to control and exchange information between drones are incredibly vulnerable to attackers. With little effort, rogue operators can take over the control links and ultimately redirect the course of the drones. However, the biggest threat is not the unprotected control link itself, or possible collisions; it’s the unfettered access hackers will have to the vast amounts of private, sensitive confidential, or competitive information the drones store. We’ll discuss how encryption should be implemented to prevent data leaks.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Lucas van Oostrum
  • Co-founder Delft Aerial Robotics (DAR)
  • Short biography:

Lucas' fascination for machines started when he wrote his first program on a Commodore 64 at the age of 11. As a computer hacker he tested vulnerabilities in early computer networks. In 2012 he co-founded drone manufacturer Aerialtronics and left the company in the summer of 2015 to start Delft Aerial Robotics ( DAR ).

    Company information:
    • Delft Aerial Robotics ( DAR
    • The Netherlands
    • Company description:

    Delft Aerial Robotics (DAR) is founded to fully automate the drone workflow. The drone model is only scalable when you take the human completely out of the loop. We are focused on fully autonomous flight, smart sensors, real-time data processing and communication with other systems (IoT / IoE). To accelerate our development, we have created an ecosystem of startups, researchers and industry professionals. As part of RoboValley facilities and investment are supported by this ecosystem. And with our A-Team of specialists we complement start-ups with expertise.

Zaal 2
Case Geo
14:00 - 14:30
How to succeed in the Commercial Drone Market? <br><b>Jarno de Jong</B> <br><b>Geoinfra</B>

How to succeed in the Commercial Drone Market

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Eight out of 10 who start the drone businesses fail within the first 18 months! What skills you need? In this session we will talk about techniques, skills and software to create orthos and digital elevation models! We achieved providing our customer with valuable measurement data.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Jarno de Jong
  • Technical Manager - Geo Infra
  • Short biography:

Jarno has been an asset to Geo Infra since 2009. His top priority is our customers. He believes that each team member has a direct responsibility to our customers to produce the highest quality projects and to provide the best service possible. Jarno works closely with our customers to help resolve special issues. He strives to build trust and strong long term relationships with Geo Infra customers.

Company information:
  • Geo Infra B.V.
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Geo Infra is an engineering consultancy in the construction, road building and hydraulic engineering fields. We provide complete solutions in the civil engineering field worldwide. Geo Infra Engineering can undertake surveying work, design, preparation work and provide outstanding supervision.

Case Finance
09:00 - 09:30
Investors and Venture Capital <br><b>Peter van Gemert and Maurits Westerik</B> <br><b>Bird & Bird</B>

Workshop powered by Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB)
11:00 - 11:30
Drones and hydrographic Surveys <br><b>Mr. Pieter Franken</B> <br><b>Managing Director Skeye BV</B>

Drones and hydrographic Surveys

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Presently (airborne) drones do not posses the capability to carry a heavy bathymetric LiDAR system and thus measuring under water cannot be achieved. Drones do have however have an added value for near shore hydrographic survey work with their ability to quickly measure places such as breakwaters and beaches. The Dutch company Skeye has been involved in many of these projects world-wide with their sister company Deep. During this presentation the (in)possibilities and examples of combined aerial drone surveys and hydrographic surveys will be highlighted.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Pieter Franken
  • Managing Director Skeye BV
  • Short biography:

Pieter studied to be a Radio Officer at the Naval college in Amsterdam and started his career as a sonar engineer and surveyor in the offshore industry for Fugro. He later obtained a post graduate degree in Geographic Information Systems. Two more post graduate degrees in Business Administration and IT strategy followed and ensured a gradual transition to a commercial role in the geographic information business.

    Company information:
    • Skeye BV
    • The Netherlands
    • Company description:

    Skeye B.V. provides drone related services to the international market. The company has rapidly developed to become the market leader in the Netherlands and has recently opened offices in the UK and Germany. Specialties of Skeye are aerial topographic surveys and inspections. Currently the team of Skeye consists of ten permanent staff.

Case Geo
13:30 - 14:00
How geospatial information can make sense out of Big Data <br><b>Han Wammes</B> <br><b>1Spatial</B>

How geospatial information can make sense out of Big Data

  • Short abstract of presentation:

If organisations would understand the importance of qualitative good geospatial information and how it can be used, they would appreciate its added value. We all understand that its useful for creating maps and location-based services, but not many people realise the real added value; adding context to be able to make sense out of data coming from a wide range of sources including Big Data. In his presentation Han will show how semantics and rules are the way forward to get control over ‘Smart Data’ and how it can be applied in different situations, by giving them a Spatial Advantage™.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Han Wammes
  • Business Development Manager - 1Spatial
  • Short biography:

Han Wammes has 30 years’ background in the GI and the IT industry, working for companies like Intergraph and Oracle. Han is passionate about helping organisations making their data smart.

Company information:
  • 1Spatial
  • United Kingdom
  • Company description:

1Spatial provides the software solutions and services that manage the world’s largest spatial big data. We work with users and creators of the largest geospatial databases on earth, helping them collect, manage, plan, maintain, publish and interpret location-specific information. A leader in our field, we have over 45 years’ experience and a record of continual innovation and development.

Workshop powered by Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB)
15:30 - 16:00
The unmanned system in hydrographic applications (Z-Boat) <br><b>Sander Terwee</B> <br><b>Geometius</B> <br>

The unmanned system in hydrographic applications (Z-Boat)

  • Short abstract of presentation:

EThe use of remotely operated Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV’s) has become easy accessible since the introduction of the Teledyne Oceanscience Z-Boat, a versatile solution for a wide range of applications. In this session we will take a closer look at the various hydrographic applications and the advantages of using an unmanned system.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Sander Terwee
  • TSales Engineer
  • Short biography:

Sander Terwee graduated in Hydrography in 1994 from the former Hogere Zeevaartschool in Amsterdam. After working as a hydrographic surveyor on several projects for many years he was head of a geodetic department in an engineering firm. Since 2010 he is Sales Engineer at Geometius, looking after the Marine portfolio.

Company information:
  • Geometius BV
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Geometius is a specialist in supplying equipment and systems for GPS positioning, navigation, data acquisition and data communication for underwater, aerial and land surveys. Apart from the hardware and software you can also contact us for various additional services such as maintenance, repair, rental equipment and technical support.

Case Finance
09:30 - 10:00
Unmanned Systems and Intellectual Property <br><b>Karen Kraan-Sam</B> <br><b>Octrooicentrum Nederland</B>

Unmanned Systems and Intellectual Property

  • Short abstract of presentation:

With a focus on patents, this presentation will give an overview of intellectual property rights concerning unmanned systems. Even if you’re not planning to get your own patent, investors often require due diligence to prevent patent infringement. Moreover, who owns the data that your drone may gather? This presentation addresses the following topics: - What intellectual property rights are applicable to unmanned systems? - How to find state of the art technology from patent databases. - International procedures for patent application. - Strategic decisions about intellectual property. .


Personal information:
  • Mrs. Karen Kraan-Sam
  • Patent Advisor
  • Short biography:

Thanks to IP, you can turn your new, inventive product or idea into your own property. I’ve been an advisor in IP and patents since 2010. I advise companies on their applications and help entrepreneurs with feasibility studies. For my free workshops about IP take a look at www.rvo.nl/octrooiagenda.

Company information:
  • The Netherlands Patent Office
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

The Netherlands Patent Office, a department of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, promotes the use of patents as a source of information and inspiration. You may consult us free of charge regarding any queries about patents and other ways of protecting intellectual property (IP).

Case Finance
10:00 - 10:30

Case Finance
10:00 - 10:30
To be Announced <br>

Case Geo
14:30 - 15:00
The hunger for information! <br><b>Carl Lankveld</B> <br><b>Geometius bv</B> <br>

The hunger for information!

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Using drones becomes a common thing, in the air, on water, they are used everywhere. But what can they “see”? What kind of data, what kind of information can it deliver? Find out during this presentation how drones can still your hunger for information!


Personal information:
  • Mr. Carl Lankveld
  • Sales and Project Engineer
  • Short biography:

Carl is since august 2013 the UAV specialist of the Geometius concern. In his former job as a chief-surveyor he gained a lot of experience in gathering 3D data. Experience he now uses to advise customers which type of UAV they need to use for any particular project.

Company information:
  • Geometius bv
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Geometius is specialises in supplying equipment and systems for GPS positioning, navigation, data acquisition and data communication for underwater, aerial and land surveys. Apart from the hardware and software you can also contact us for various additional services such as maintenance, repair, rental equipment and technical support..

Workshop powered by Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB)
16:00 - 16:30
Current developments in underwater autonomy <br><b>Robber van Vossen</B> <br><b>TNO</B>

Current developments in underwater autonomy

  • Short abstract of presentation:

EUnmanned underwater systems become increasingly important in the maritime and offshore, security and defence domain. TNO conducts research and experimentation on autonomous underwater vehicles and underwater communication to advise government and industry on this topic and develop new concept solutions. An overview of the current development will be given with focus on autonomous decision making for underwater application, cooperative autonomy and new application of underwater autonomous systems for maritime and offshore operations.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Robber van Vossen
  • Senior Research Scientist
Company information:
  • TNO
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Dr. Robbert van Vossen is Senior Scientist at TNO. He is expert in the field of Autonomous System and Sonar Technology application. Before 2007 he worked as a Scientist in Signal Processing and Seismology at Utrecht University and at Schlumberger in Cambridge (UK). He earned his Phd in Seismology at Utrecht University in 2005.

Workshop powered by Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB)
11:30 - 12:00
Advantages of a combined sonar data acquisition system for AUVs and ASVs. <br><b>Thomas Hiller</B> <br><b>Edgetech</B>

Advantages of a combined sonar data acquisition system for AUVs and ASVs.

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) often operate close to the seabed (5m-15m) enabling higher resolution surveys using high frequency sonars. Compact Autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) are often deployed in shallow water environments where deeper-draft manned survey vessels are unable to operate. On such vehicles there is limited space to deploy separate imaging, mapping and sub-bottom sonars. This presentation describes the technology deployed in the EdgeTech 2205 sonar system, which enables combined data acquisition in one system on AUVs and ASVs. Examples of the data acquired are given, which can include dual- or triple- frequency side scan, Multiphase Echosounder (MPES) swath bathymetry, and sub-bottom profiler data.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Thomas Hiller
  • Director, International Business Developmenta
  • Short biography:

Dr. Hiller is Director, International Business Development at EdgeTech with specific responsibilities for bathymetric products. He has over 18 years’ experience in business development, sales, and product management in the marine sonar sector, and has been involved in mounting advanced seabed mapping sonars on a range of AUV and ASV platforms

Company information:
  • EdgeTech
  • USA
  • Company description:

EdgeTech is a leading manufacturer of underwater technology solutions, known worldwide for its high quality products including: side scan sonars, sub-bottom profilers, bathymetry systems, AUV and ROV sonar systems, combined and customized solutions. EdgeTech also provides USBL systems, transponder beacons, acoustic releases, MRUs and customized underwater acoustic command and control systems.

Workshop powered by Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB)
16:30 - 17:00
The use of the REMUS AUV in a military environment <br><b>Ian Jeffery</B> <br><b>Ministry of Defense, Marine</B>

The use of the REMUS AUV in a military environment

  • Short abstract of presentation:

In this presentation an explanation will be given of the following : o Specifications of the vehicle REMUS and how it is used within the Royal Dutch Navy. o What passed missions it has been used for and what its capabilities are. o What restrictions it has regarding environmental influences and sea state. o Past successes that the Defense Diving group has accomplished with the AUV ( REMUS )


Personal information:
  • Mr. Ian Jeffery
  • Remus AUV operator
  • Short biography:

Ian Jeffery is a naval diving specialist, specialized in shallow water mine clearance operations. He is a qualified Remus operator and during the last years has made use of the AUV system in a wide range of nautical operations.

    Company information:
    • Royal Netherlands Navy
    • The Netherlands
    • Company description:

    Geo Infra is an engineering consultancy in the construction, road building and hydraulic engineering fields. We provide complete solutions in the civil engineering field worldwide. Geo Infra Engineering can undertake surveying work, design, preparation work and provide outstanding supervision.

Workshop powered by Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB)
12:00 - 12:30
Positioning Challenges on Fallpipe Vessels <br><b>Gert Brouns</B> <br><b>DEME - Tideway</B> <br>

Positioning Challenges on Fallpipe Vessels

  • Short abstract of presentation:

After a short review of the general principles of vessel and ROV positioning, the specific challenges that surface when carrying out fallpipe works will be treated. Positioning comes in double flavours: absolute versus relative positioning; offshore versus nearshore surveys; planimetric versus vertical positioning. In different circumstances, one has to adopt different approaches to reach both the contractor’s and the client’s goal: a swift execution of the works meeting all parties’ expectations.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Gert Brouns
  • Project & Survey Co-ordinator
  • Short biography:

Gert Brouns (°1975) studied surveying at Ghent University (UG) and University College London, followed by a fellowship at CERN in Geneva and a research job at UG. He subsequently joined DEME. Having spent 7 years on board Tideway’s fallpipe vessels, he is Project & Survey Co-ordinator at Tideway since 2010.

Company information:
  • DEME - Tideway
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Tideway Offshore Solutions is part of the DEME Group of Companies and is a Dutch offshore specialist for oil & gas and renewables offering a variety of techniques, disciplines, equipment and skills. The main activities are landfall construction, rock placement, offshore dredging, deepsea mining and power cable installation.

Zaal 3
Space
09:00 - 10:30
High Altitude Pseudo Satellite Innovation of Airbus <br><b>Mr. Jack Offerman</B> <br><b>Airbus Defence and Space</B>

Aerial
11:00 - 11:30
Designing a safe drone using the Ducted Fan concept <br><b>Laurent Eschenauer</B> <br><b>Fleye</B>

Designing a safe drone using the Ducted Fan concept

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Fleye has designed a whole new kind of commercial drone based on the ducted fan concept. This approach leads to a spherical flying machine where all moving parts are fully shielded, making the drone safe to fly nearby people and more robust to collisions. In this presentation, Laurent Eschenauer, Fleye CEO, will explore in details the Ducted Fan UAV concept and its potential industrial applications.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Laurent Eschenauer
  • CEO - Aerobot S.A.
  • Short biography:

Laurent Eschenauer has a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and is an experienced software engineer having work for large organizations such as Vodafone and The Boston Consulting Group. He is now co-founder of CEO of Fleye, a startup based in Belgium developing a safe drone that differs from traditional multi-copters.

Company information:
  • Aerobot S.A.
  • Belgium
  • Company description:

Aerobot is a Belgian startup developing the future of autonomous flying machines. Their first product is Fleye, a spherical flying machines where all moving parts are enclosed, making it safe for flying nearby people.

Ground
14:30 - 15:00
Driverless mobility is about platform not autonomous car <br><b>Raphaël Gindrat</B> <br><b>BestMile</B>

Driverless mobility is about platform not autonomous car

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Urban mobility is one of the major challenges of the 21st century, as most cities have reached their saturation point in terms of traffic and pollution. The futur of mobility isn't in autonomous vehicles themselve but in what they can offer once they're operated altogether. Fleet management platforms, bring coherence to autonomous vehicle fleets by shaping “individual robots” into an intelligent, innovative and flexible mobility system.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Raphaël Gindrat
  • CEO - BestMile
  • Short biography:

Raphael Gindrat is the CEO and co-founder of BestMile. Raphael holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in transportation. He started his career during his studies by working on the swiss part of the European project CityMobil2.

Company information:
  • BestMile
  • Switzerland
  • Company description:

Incorporated in January 2014, BestMile is a Swiss start-up providing technology for the urban mobility of tomorrow. Spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), BestMile provides a fleet management platform designed to optimize and operate any fleet of autonomous vehicles.

New Directions
15:30 - 16:00
Unmanned Surface Vehicles for bathymetric data acquisition <br><b>Torbjørn Houge </B> <br><b>Maritime Robotics</B>

Unmanned Surface Vehicles for bathymetric data acquisition

  • Short abstract of presentation:

o Unmanned Surface Vehicle systems is a risk eliminating and cost saving tool for maritime data aquisition in the surface zone. There are applications for USV systems in nearly any application where boats are being used today, but we are currently seeing the best potential within military/govermental applications as well as within geophysical exploration and environmental monitoring. With its long-range capabilities data acquisition can be conducted automatically in a 24/7 operational time-frame.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Torbjørn Houge
  • Systems engineer
  • Short biography:

o MSc Cybernetics Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim o 8 years of experience from the aerospace industry, working with sounding rockets, UAVs and science instruments o Currently focused on development and operation of UAVs for maritime applications in the rough maritime environment

Company information:
  • Maritime Robotics
  • Norway
  • Company description:

Maritime Robotics is a leading provider of innovative unmanned solutions for maritime operations in harsh environments. Our technologies and products operates unmanned in the air and on the surface, and can gather data ranging from air to subsea. We believe that the future of maritime operations will enable more unmanned data aquisition, driving industry standards and continually broadening operational possibilities in extreme conditions.

Space
09:30 - 10:00

Space
09:30 - 10:00
A Moonshot Called 'Benbenet' <br><b>Pieter van Hoogstraten</B> <br><b>Benbenet</B>

A Moonshot Called 'Benbenet'

  • Short abstract of presentation:

EThe rapid deployment of the Internet as a utility obeys basic economic laws of scale. But yet a large part of the world population is not connected. We face a profound digital divide with about 2,5 billion people excluded. The participation of this portion of the global population in social and economic development is important for the world’s future. Amongst the many initiatives Benbenet brings the economies of scale of communication networks to all of the world's population with a ubiquitous network of Low Earth Orbit satellites to connect to any place on the globe, and a low cost device.


Personal information:
  • Dr.ir. Pieter van Hoogstraten
  • Chairman Benbenet Foundation
  • Short biography:

All of his working live Pieter van Hoogstraten has been engaged in building and creating. He likes to explore, arrange and re-arrange. Today's innovations are based on smart combinations. His habitat is telecommunications and networks..

Company information:
  • Benbenet
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

The Benbenet Foundation prepares in different smaller projects the elements that jointly make the moonshot to deliver online connection to the 2,5 billion people in the Base of the Pyramid.

Space
10:00 - 10:30
DARE - The Stratos Project <br><b>Maneesh Kumar Verma</B> <br><b>Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering </B>

DARE - The Stratos Project

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The presentation shall introduce the audience to DARE’s vision as a society and its importance to students and the university. A short history about DARE, followed by a short overview of the current projects running within the society like the development of advanced control rocket, liquid and hybrid engines. In 2009, individual teams joined to launch Stratos I reaching an altitude of 12.3 km and in then again in 2015 for Stratos II+ attaining an altitude of 21.5 km. The rest of presentation shall comprise of details about Stratos I, II and II+ rockets and the unique experience we had in operations of launch sites and missions at such large scales.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Maneesh Kumar Verma
  • Former DARE President and Stratos II Project member
  • Short biography:

Since 2010, he’s been designing, manufacturing and launching amateur rockets while pursuing bachelors in Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft. Has been involved in two of the most successful projects in DARE ever: CanSat V7 and Stratos II+. Maneesh is also the former President of DARE and Former Head of Operations of Zebro Project (TU Delft Robotics Institute); developing space robots.

Company information:
  • Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering preforms spaceflight research and development on all fronts from liquids, solid and hybrid engines to electronics and actively controlled rockets. DARE is pursuing the goal of becoming the first amateur rocketry society by reaching the Karman line at 100 km altitude. We currently hold the European amateur altitude record at 21.5km since 2015.

Aerial
11:30 - 12:00
ATM Innovative RPAS Integration for Coastguard Applications (AIRICA) <br><b>Jan-Floris Boer </B> <br><b>Netherlands Aerospace Centre</B>

ATM Innovative RPAS Integration for Coastguard Applications (AIRICA)

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The project ‘ATM Innovative RPAS Integration for Coastguard Applications’ (AIRICA) demonstrated the application of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in non-segregated airspace. By executing a realistic coastguard operation currently executed by manned aircraft the project will aid in closing the operational and technical gaps regarding integration of more complex RPAS operations into that airspace. The envisioned coastguard tasks involve flights Beyond Visual Line Of Sight. This requires the aircraft to be equipped with appropriate sensors and on-board Detect And Avoid capabilities, which have been implemented, tested and demonstrated.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Jan-Floris Boer
  • RPAS Technologies and regulations - NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre
  • Short biography:

Jan-Floris Boer received his degree as Aerospace Engineer at the Delft University of Technology. He is employed at the NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre, for over 20 years. His current activities include mainly: RPAS Detect And Avoid, RPAS Qualified Entity for technical assessments, and the Netherlands RPAS Test Centre.

Company information:
  • NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

NLR is the Netherlands Aerospace Centre for identifying, developing and applying advanced technological knowledge in the area of aerospace. Our activities are relevant to society, market-oriented and carried out on a non-profit basis. We thus strengthen the innovativeness, competitiveness and effectiveness of government and business.

  • Website:
  • NLR  

Aerial
12:00 - 12:30
Twirre: an architecture for automated UAVs using interchangeable commodity components <br><b>Jaap van de Loosdrecht</B> <br><b>Knowledgecentre Computer Vision</B>

Twirre: an architecture for automated UAVs using interchangeable commodity components

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Twirre is an architecture for UAV platforms designed for automated flight in both GPS-enabled and GPS-deprived applications. The architecture can be easily integrated in many UAV systems. High-level control software building blocks enable automated operation. The concept of Local Positioning System (LPS) is introduced, which uses sensor fusion to automate the flying process similar to GPS. Exchanging or upgrading hardware components is straightforward and the architecture enables building low-cost automated UAVs for a variety of applications.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Jaap van de Loosdrecht
  • Professor Computer Vision - NHL University of Applied Sciences, Centre of Expertise Computer Vision
  • Short biography:

Jaap van de Loosdrecht is professor Computer Vision at the NHL University of Applied Sciences. Theoretical background in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Since 2011 involved with automated RPAS flight. Lifelong model pilot. Interests: Computer Vision, Data Science and Parallel Computing.

Company information:
  • NHL University of Applied Sciences, Centre of Expertise Computer Vision
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

The Centre of Expertise in Computer Vision has a staff of 7 people. Since 1996 more than 220 industrial projects have been successfully completed. Cameras: VIS, NIR, SWIR, LWIR, Hyperspectral, 3D, Surround and High Speed. Specialisations: Data Science, Parallel Computing and Sensor Fusion.

Ground
13:30 - 14:00
Self driving vehicles <br><b>Marije de Vreeze</B> <br><b>ITS Netherlands at Connekt</B>

Self driving vehicles

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Connekt is a network of over 400 public and private organizations, we work on the improvement of mobility in The Netherlands in a sustainable manner. Together with TU Delft, TNO and RDW we started the Dutch Automated Vehicle Initiative (DAVI) in 2013. In my presentation I will discuss the developments of self-driving vehicles in The Netherlands: what does DAVI work on, what are the policy developments and what are the challenges we face.


Personal information:
  • Mrs. Marije de Vreeze
  • Manager ITS Netherlands at Connekt
  • Short biography:

Marije de Vreeze is Manager ITS Netherlands at Connekt. Previously Marije worked as a Project Manager within Connekt (2007-2011), with a focus on standardizing information exchange in public transport, traffic and travel information and safety applications. And as a business consultant at InTraffic (2011-2013), the company that advises on and develops, manages and maintains mission critical information systems for mobility. Marije has a Master of Science degree with distinction at Utrecht University, with a specialization in Science and Innovation Management.

Company information:
  • Connekt /ITS Netherlands
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Connekt, is the independent network for smart, sustainable and social mobility. With our 400 public and private members we bring a healthy mix of knowledge, creativity and decisiveness. Together we invent and realize solutions for a sustainable and prosperous world. We call this scaling for impact.

Ground
14:00 - 14:30
The Connected Car and Beyond <br><b>Clara Otero Perez</B> <br><b>NXP Semiconductors</B>

The Connected Car and Beyond

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The way we use and interact with our vehicles is evolving. The car is transforming from a mode of transport to a self-driving robot and information hub: enabling consumers to seamlessly integrate their mobile and wearable devices. Wireless technologies play a key role in creating the autonomous driving experience, from secure vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications, to affordable compact radar solutions and Ethernet for high-bandwidth data transfer. However mobility goes beyond the connected car, Unmanned Aereal Vehicles (UAV) are starting to claim its space on the connected mobility landscape.


Personal information:
  • Mrs. Clara Otero Perez
  • Manager Systems and Applications Automotive
  • Short biography:

Clara Otero Pérez is Director of Systems Innovations for NXP’s business unit Automotive in Eindhoven (NL). She is responsible for scouting new systems and applications where NXP’s products would play a role and build proof of concepts and demonstrators for those new applications such as connected car, autonomous driving and UAV.

    Company information:
    • NXP Semiconductors
    • The Netherlands
    • Company description:

    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in high-performance, mixed-signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the areas of connected cars, cyber security, portables & wearables, and the Internet of Things. NXP operates in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of US$5.65 billion in 2014.

New Directions
16:00 - 16:30
Sustainable and Social Mobility <br><b>Mr. Jeroen Aerts</B> <br><b>ASML</B>

‘Hands-free’ driving through Silicon Valley

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Given the complex nature of self-driving vehicles it is imaginable why it is such a highly debated topic. Due to all the noise that is out there it is difficult to oversee the bigger picture. This presentation therefore focuses specifically on one of the major hotspots for self-driving vehicles: Silicon Valley. Whereas efforts in the Netherlands primarily focus on V2V and V2I communications, in Silicon Valley, with frontrunners like Google, Tesla and potentially Apple, an entirely different strategy towards self-driving is visible: Autonomous Driving. Why is this strategy specifically visible in Silicon Valley and what are the business models underlying this technological trajectory?


Personal information:
  • Mr. Jeroen Aerts
  • Business Analysist EUV Profitability ASML NV
  • Short biography:

Jeroen Aerts is a young and energetic engineer who does not shy away from the unknown. From semiconductors (ASML) to self-driving vehicles (Silicon Valley) and Smart Cities (Singapore), his passion for breakthrough innovations has brought him alongside some of the most innovative companies in the world.

Company information:
  • Coast to Coast E-Mobility Connection
  • San Francisco
  • Company description:

The Coast to Coast E-Mobility Connection is a public private partnership designed to promote knowledge and innovation exchange between US and Dutch government and universities and via that way position companies in the respective SMART E-mobility markets

New Directions
16:30 - 17:00
Repurposing Innovation <br><b>Frank Salzgeber</B> <br><b>European Space Agency (ESA)</B>

Repurposing Innovation

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Frank will speak about open innovation, entrepreneurship, future trends and technologies, with the aim to open new perspectives, views and to inspire the audience to “think different”. Every organization has more potential, you just have to exploit it. The best brains are already in your team. What is the difference between Innovation and Invention? A mind opening speech will help to find the space for innovation, new ideas and the reshape of the minds. .


Personal information:
  • Mr. Frank Salzgeber
  • Head of Technology Transfer Programme Office
  • Short biography:

Frank Salzgeber is the Head of the Technology Transfer Programme Office at the European Space Agency (ESA). Prior to joining ESA, Frank held the position of COO and CFO at an IT start-up in Munich, Germany, and spent seven years at Apple Computer (1993 – 2000) initially as account manager and as sales manager, covering Central Europe.

  • Twitter account:
  • @ESA
Company information:
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

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Day 3-TUSExpo-4 February 2016

08:00
08:30
09:00
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
Room 1
Welcome + Registration
08:00 - 09:00

Aerial
10:00 - 10:30
UAVs vs Civil Aviation: parallels and differences in safety standards <br><b>Kristof Beenders</b> <br><b>Airobot</b>

UAVs vs Civil Aviation: parallels and differences in safety standards

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The amount of professional UAV operations is rapidly increasing. Along with these developments, safety issues pop up. Civil Aviation, where safety is the number one priority, is an excellent example for the UAV sector. This presentation will tackle the parallels and differences in safety standards between the UAV sector and Civil Aviation with examples and recommendations.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Kristof Beenders
  • CTO/Co-Founder - Airobot
  • Short biography:

Kristof Beenders is Co-Founder and CTO of Airobot, a company specialised in the development of add-on drone performance equipment. He has a background in engineering and is passionate about UAVs, aviation and entrepreneurship.

Company information:
  • Airobot
  • Belgium
  • Company description:

Airobot focuses on developing add-on performance equipment for professional drones to make high-risk industrial operations safe, precise and efficient. The Airobot Ranger gives accurate distance information from drone to object, a highly needed add-on for professional drone inspections.

Security & Safety
12:00 - 12:30
UAS Security and Safety <br><b>Vincent Fournier/B> <br><b>Fédération Professionnelle du Drone Civil</B> <br>

End of TUSE Conference 2016
13:00 - 13:30

Aerial
11:00 - 11:30
Paving the way towards RPAS integration into airspace <br><b>Maria Julia Sanchez</b> <br><b>Eurocontrol</b>

Paving the way towards RPAS integration into airspace

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The proliferation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) is already outpacing the current aviation sector and raising regulatory concerns that are difficult to address. RPAS technology can offer a multitude of services for civil purposes but its integration into airspace cannot be at any cost but in a safe way, even safer than current manned aircraft. There are main challenges facing ATM that require all RPAS sectors, communities, organisations and institutions work together.


Personal information:
  • Mrs. Maria Julia Sanchez
  • RPAS ATM
  • Short biography:

Julia Sanchez is providing technical and project assistance to the RPAS ATM team in EUROCONTROL. She has provided policy support in most RPAS related matters for the EC, EASA, SJU, Industry and is also part of the JARUS (Joint Authorities for Rulemaking in Unmanned Systems). She is also working closely with industry through a Stakeholder Consultative Body that has just been established to enable several Stakeholder communities to get engaged with the JARUS work programme.

Company information:
  • EUROCONTROL.
  • Belgium
  • Company description:

EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, is an intergovernmental Organisation committed with its partners to building a Single European Sky that will deliver air traffic management performance required for the twenty-first century and beyond. Its qualified professionals deploy their expertise to address ATM challenges. .

Break
11:30 - 12:00

Security & Safety
12:30 - 13:00
What is the Threat to Airspace from Drones? <br><b>Thomas Mildenberger</B> <br><b>European Cockpit Association</B>

What is the Threat to Airspace from Drones?

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The presentation shows, why integration, not segregation is the key for a safe together of manned and unmanned aviation. It proves that manned aviation takes place in all airspaces, regularly also below 500feet. It demonstrates the potential risk of drone operation to manned aviation and possible means to mitigate those dangers. It lists the position of the European Cockpit Association and explains the main points.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Thomas Mildenberger
  • expert ECA/IFALPA for RPAS, IFALPA-member in the ICAO RPASP, member of EUROCAE WG73 and JARUS SCB
  • Short biography:

Active flight captain on Airbus A330/320 for a German airline. RPAS expert since more than 10 years on national and international level. Former Vice-chair and executive board member technical of the European Cockpit Association and Vice-president of the German Pilot Association, Vereinigung Cockpit.

    Company information:
    • European Cockpit Association
    • Belgium
    • Company description:

    The European Cockpit Association represents the collective interests of its national Members, the Pilot Associations at European level, striving for the highest levels of aviation safety and fostering social rights and quality employment for pilots in Europe. It is social partner in the EU and represents in all relevant technical areas (e.g. EUROCONTROL, SESAR, EASA)

"Technical Aspects Concerning The Safe and Secure Use of Drones" by NCTV
09:00 - 10:00
<b>Pieter Elands</B> <br><b>Q & A with the press</B> <br> <br> <br>

Technical Aspects Concerning the Safe and Secure Use of Drones

  • Short abstract of presentation:

On behalf of the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism TNO has conceived an overview of relevant issues related to the safe and secure use of drones. In addition, an overview of technical measures was composed, which enhance safety and security. These measures were evaluated in a qualitative overview. The research gives a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art with respect to safe and secure use of drones in the national airspace..


Personal information:
  • Mr. Pieter Elands
  • Programme Manager Unmanned Systems
  • Short biography:

Pieter Elands is an experienced programme manager, coordinating research and developments activities related to unmanned systems, in support of government and industry. He has been active in aerospace and defence for the past 30 years, with a track record in multidisciplinary programmes.

Company information:
  • TNO Defence Research
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

TNO is a not-for-profit R&D organization, founded by law, with a mission to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society..

Aerial
10:30 - 11:00
Position Navigation and Timing System Security for UAVs <br><b>Rahul Gupta</b> <br><b>Spirent</b> <br>

Position Navigation and Timing System Security for UAVs

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The presentation will view of specific threats to GNSS based Position Navigation and Timing Systems used by UAVs with an overview of real examples of threats (including interference, spoofing and cyber attack), a discussion of how threats to PNT systems have been evolving – including a view of how threats will develop in the future and how users can protect themselves from threats by carrying out testing to determine the most appropriate mitigation measures.


Personal information:
  • Mr.Rahul Gupta
  • Market Segment Manager
  • Short biography:

Rahul has more than 8 years of industry experience, with substantial knowledge of GNSS vulnerabilities/security. Prior to joining Spirent, he has held various marketing and engineering roles in leading wireless test and measurement companies. He holds a 1st Class Honours degree from the University of Hertfordshire in electronics & communications engineering and an MBA from University of Cranfield.

Company information:
  • Spirent Communications
  • United Kingdom
  • Company description:

Spirent Communications enables innovations in communications technologies that help connect people. Whether it is service provider, data centers, enterprise IT networks, mobile communications, connected vehicles or the Internet of Things, Spirent solutions are working behind the scenes to help the world communicate and collaborate faster, better and more securely. The world’s innovators rely on Spirent expertize to help them design, develop and deliver best-in-class solutions to their customers.

Room 2
Current Implementations and Future Plans
10:00 - 10:30
Powered by Dutch Governmental Institutions <br>Moderated by Mr. Col Offermans (Rijkswaterstaat Centrale Informatievoorziening) <br> <br><b>Yvonne Kolderhof</B> <br><b>Maritime Research Institute Netherlands</B>

Aerial
12:00 - 12:30
Industrial Applications <br><b>Richard Ruiterkamp</b> <br><b>Ampyx Power</b>

PowerPlanes: Autonomous Drones for Power Production

  • Short abstract of presentation:

• Richard Ruiterkamp, founder and director of Ampyx Power will discuss high altitude winds (250m +) and its potential to provide the world with sustainable energy. But, how can we harvest electricity at these heights? Richard will talk about the benefits of Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) technology. As founder of Ampyx Power, a company that developed a system that is based on this AWE technology, Richard will also explain his company's technology. They develop 'PowerPlanes', autonomous drones for energy production. Ampyx Power's on- and offshore wind energy technology with a drone converts winds at a maximum of 1500 ft AGL into electricity.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Richard Ruiterkamp
  • Director and Founder Ampyx Power
  • Short biography:

• Richard Ruiterkamp covered a scientific career spanning 9 years of ground-breaking work in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Astrophysics. He worked on Airborne Wind Energy systems since 2006, initially as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology. He holds a PhD in Astrophysics from Leiden University.

Company information:
  • Ampyx Power
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Ampyx Power develops Airborne Wind Energy systems that convert wind at higher altitudes into electricity; a cost efficient technology using an abundant natural resource: wind. The AWE system consists of a PowerPlane, a tethered autonomous drone. In 2018 our commercial product will be able to supply 1000 households with low cost electricity.

Current implementations & future plans
10:30 - 11:00
International Rulemaking activities for RPAS <br><b>Ron van de Leijgraaf</B> <br><b>Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment</B>

International Rulemaking activities for RPAS

  • Short abstract of presentation:

A short overview will be given of the global and European activities regarding RPAS regulations.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Ron van de Leijgraaf
  • Policy advisor
  • Short biography:

Drones specialist at Ministry of IenM, member of ICAO RPAS Panel, founder and first chairman of JARUS.

Company information:
  • Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Responsible for policy on infrastructure and the environment in the Netherlands..

Aerial
12:30 - 13:00
Industrial Applications <br><b>Gert Kruiswijk</B> <br><b>Inspectie leefomgeving en transport</B>

Current Implementations & Future Plans
11:00 - 11:30
<b>Haroen Lemmers </B> <br><b>Waternet</B>

Room 3
Case Military
10:00 - 10:20
‘Heads Up’: current capabilities of drones and counter measures <br><b>Siete Hamminga</b> <br><b>Robin Radar</b>

‘Heads Up’: current capabilities of drones and counter measures

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Robin Radar Systems’ CEO Siete Hamminga is frequently asked as a speaker to share his views on small drones and measures against them. His energetic presentation will start with a range of very short movies that provide a visual ‘heads-up’ on the latest capabilities of small drones. Next, these are linked to possibilities and limitations of today’s counter measures and he addresses the challenges around detection and intervention. Finally, he will share the latest developments within Robin Radar Systems, the company that won the recent tender from the Dutch Ministry of Justice to develop drone detection radars.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Siete Hamminga
  • TCEO
  • Short biography:

Siete started his first business when he was 21. He studied Industrial Engineering & Management at the University of Twente at the time. He finished his study in Silicon Valley and founded multiple high-tech start-ups over the years. In 2010, Siete founded ROBIN Radar Systems of which he is CEO.

Company information:
  • Robin Radar Systems BV
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Robin Radar Systems is entirely dedicated to detection of small targets by combining affordable radars with smart software. In 2014 the company entered the market of counter measures against drones after winning a tender from the Dutch Ministry of Justice.

Case Military
12:00 - 12:30
Drone Detection <br><b>Ted Veenhuis</b> <br><b>Thales Netherlands</b>

Case Military
12:30 - 13:00
Counter UAV Operations <br><b>Paul Taylor</b> <br><b>Enterprise Control Systems Limited</b> <br> <br>

Counter UAV Operations – Defence against the Malicious Use of UAVs

  • Short abstract of presentation:

With the proliferation of low cost, readily available commercial UAVs, there has emerged a significant growth in their use for ‘malicious’ purposes. These malicious intents pose a threat to the security of nations, infrastructure and people; as well as in the prosecution of military operations in current conflict zones. Estimates suggest some 2 million commercial ‘drones’ are in circulation and the military, security and law enforcement agencies of many nations report growing malicious use of UAVs impacting public order, economic functions and military operations.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Paul Taylor
  • Business Development Director
  • Short biography:

Commissioned into the British Army, Royal Corps of Signals, Paul Taylor has 20+ years’ experience in using military C3I systems on operations. Paul now uses his military and commercial experience to connect users in the military, para-military, police and security service with the technical capabilities of an agile specialist RF engineering business that supplies specialist data-links and RF inhibition systems.

Company information:
  • Enterprise Control Systems Limited
  • United Kingdom
  • Company description:

For over 25 years Enterprise Control Systems Ltd (ECS) has been supplying mission critical RF inhibition systems and surveillance data links in support of security services around the world. ECS is a proven and trusted British supplier to the UK MoD, the UK Police and to specialist military and government users in over 40 other countries. ECS is based in Wappenham, Northamptonshire in the UK.

Case Military
10:20 - 10:40
DroneCatcher – working towards a safe counter-drone solution <br><b>Ir. E. (Elwin) Rath</B> <br><b>Delft Dynamics B.V.</B> <br>

DroneCatcher – working towards a safe counter-drone solution

  • Short abstract of presentation:

There is not much you can do against hostile drones. Until now. Delft Dynamics has the solution; a drone equipped with a netgun that can be quickly pointed at the target. After the succesfull catch the target can be towed to safety or dropped with a parachute. The latest status of the project will be shared.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Elwin Rath
  • • Development & Testflight Engineer
  • Short biography:

With 15+ years of experience with drones he is the projectleader of DroneCatcher. As an accredited pilot he is involved in both the development and operational use of the helicopter and muliticopters R&D projects of Delft Dynamics. .

Company information:
  • Delft Dynamics B.V.
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

Delft Dynamics B.V. is an innovative, high tech company which celebrates its 10 years’ anniversary on the 2nd of February 2016! The company is specialised in developing and building robot helicopter systems like the RH3 ‘Swift’, which has an extreme long endurance, and the DroneCatcher, to catch unwanted drones..

Case Military
11:00 - 11:30
Defence Investment perspective on AUVs in Anti-Submarine Warfare <br><b>Natalia Wojtowicz</B> <br><b>Jagiellonian University</B>

Defence Investment perspective on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Anti-Submarine Warfare.

  • Short abstract of presentation:

Presentation is focused on the Anti-Submarine Warfare capability area and the role of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Introduction of existing types of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles influencing Maritime Situational Awarness will be followed by the summary of defence investment approach within NATO Defence Planning Process Step 4 framework. The conclusions will offer the consequences of evolving force structure for strategic, operational and tactical level.


Personal information:
  • Mrs. Natalia Wojtowicz
  • Action Officer for Anti-Submarine Warfare and Maritime-Multi Mission Aircraft - NATO
  • Short biography:

Action Officer for Maritime Multi-Mission Aircraft and Anti-Submarine Warfare in NATO Defence Investment Division/Land and Maritime Capabilities Section; Researcher in maneuver-warfare theory at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her recent publications include: NATO Response Force – Scenarios of Deployment to Eastern and Southern Flank, Foreign Fighters – Analysis of Islamic State and pro-russian Separatists in Eastern Ukraine, Contemporary process of NATO’s military planning, Comparative Analysis of NATO and Russian Federation’s manoeuvres during Ukrainian-Russian War, Combat Readiness of NATO and Russian Federation’s Armed Forces. She can be reached at nawojtowicz@gmail.com.

Company information:
  • NATO
  • The Netherlands
  • Company description:

NATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. • POLITICAL - NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict. • MILITARY - NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty - NATO’s founding treaty - or under a UN mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organizations.

Case Military
10:40 - 11:00
Drones – from cheap toys to terrorist tools. Detection and disruption challenges <br><b>Knut Moe</b> <br><b>Squarehead Technology</b>

Drones – from cheap toys to terrorist tools. Detection and disruption challenges.

  • Short abstract of presentation:

The commercial drone industry has existed since the mid-1990s with expensive, highly advanced systems. The year 2013 saw the release of the DJI Phantom, a commercially available drone for aerial photography, and, suddenly, high tech was available to anyone for less than 1,000 EUR. With hundreds of thousands of commercial drones being sold every month, should we believe that none of them will end up in the hands of would-be terrorists or criminals? Security professionals must consider related threat scenarios, and solutions are possibly required to mitigate the risk.


Personal information:
  • Mr. Knut Torbjorn Moe
  • Director Business Development – Aerial Detection
  • Short biography:

Directs drone detection solutions and counter drone tactics at Squarehead Technology. He has managed industrial and law enforcement drone projects in North America, Southern Africa, Middle East, Europe, The Arctic and Scandinavia. He has dealt with risk analysis and capability mapping of drones for the last decade, and is an accredited drone operator on various systems.

Company information:
  • Squarehead Technology AS
  • Norway
  • Company description:

Squarehead Technology provides unique microphone array systems for audio capture and acoustical zoom. The company has operated world wide for the last 10 years and is the leader within microphone arrays.

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