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“UAV Design Challenges”
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Today: “UAV Design Challenges”
 What
are the true advantages of unmanned
Aircraft?
 What are their unique challenges in
designing, testing, and fielding?
 What does the future hold for unmanned
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Agenda
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11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:05
12:05 - 13:45
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12:05 -12:35
12:40 -13:10
13:15 -13:45
Lunch
Introduction – Prakash Sarathy
Panel Discussion
Jeff Koehler
Mark Page
John Whittenbury
13:45-14:00 Moderated Q&A – Dan Dougherty
14:00 Adjourn
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Panelist
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Jeff Koehler
Former (NGC) UCAS-D MMCS Lead
Mark Page
Swift Engineering, Chief Scientist
John Whittenbury NGC UCLASS Chief Engineer
Dan Dougherty
NGC UCLASS Design Lead
(Moderator)
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Mark Page
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Mr. Page graduated from the University of Illinois in 1979 with a B.S. degree
in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He has 18 years of
experience at McDonnell Douglas / Boeing. There, he worked many years
in the Stability & Control Department on projects ranging from the Propfan
to the HSCT supersonic transport. Later, he headed the Aerodynamics
Department for the Boeing MD-90 during the design phase. His most
rewarding project was the NASA-sponsored Blended-Wing-Body. Here Mr.
Page served as the Technical Program Manager with Chief Designer Blaine
Rawdon, and renowned “Wing-Man” Dr. Robert Liebeck as Program
Manager.
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Jeff Koehler
Jeff Koehler was formerly the Director of Air/Ship Integration, for the
Navy-Unmanned Combat Air System program at Northrop Grumman.
In this capacity he oversees technology development and maturation
activities encompassing all aspects of autonomous mission
management. Prior to joining the Navy UCAS program, Jeff worked
closely with the F-35 and B-2 programs at Northrop Grumman. He
has been working in the area of mission management for over 20
years. As a former Air Force aviator, pilot trainer and commander,
his military knowledge and expertise provides a bedrock of
experience to base much of his opinions and insights in the broad
area of autonomous aircraft. In addition to his professional expertise,
his academic credentials include a Bachelor’s (’63) from the U.S. Air
Force Academy and a Master’s (’77) from Golden Gate University.
Over the years he has kept in touch with academic thinking, through
courses from both UCLA and USC, across various disciplines including
artificial intelligence.
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John Whittenbury
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John Whittenbury Bio
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