The IEEE Metro Los Angeles Section Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Chapter, in cooperation with the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Chapter, presents a lecture on UAS remote sensing:

 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Their Application to Civilian Remote Sensing

Steve Gitlin, Vice President, AeroVironment, Inc.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:30–7:30 PM

Sharp Lecture Hall, Arms Laboratory, Caltech Campus, Pasadena, California

Abstract: Remote sensing has traditionally used piloted aircraft or satellites as the sensor platform, but with the advent of very small and affordable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), researchers and operational organizations alike have begun to rely on unmanned systems for specific remote sensing missions. AeroVironment, Inc. has been a leader in the development of UAS platforms for the military, and increasingly for civilian uses, from hand-launched systems with a 15 km range to their Global Observer hybrid-electric platform that can operate for about a week at up to 65,000 feet altitude. This talk will give a broad overview of AeroVironment’s systems and their current uses, with the goal of stimulating discussion on possible new trends in traditional remote sensing applications.

Gitlin-Pic_smAbout the Speaker: Steve Gitlin is AeroVironment’s Vice President for Marketing Strategy and Communications. Gitlin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UCLA, an MBA with a focus on Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in International Management with an emphasis on Latin America from the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.


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