Concurrent Sessions: Session 7B - UAS - Operational Applications


Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Start Date

3-3-2020 1:15 PM

End Date

3-3-2020 2:15 PM

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To view individual presentation pages, click the corresponding link below. Full presentations will be available post-conference.

Examination of the Impact of Various Training Approaches on Different UAS Operator Populations - Summer Rebensky, MS; Meredith Carroll, PhD; & Maria Chaparro, MS

Challenges and Implications of UAS Integration into Bridge and Rail Inspections: Recent State DOT Experiences - Michael Plotnikov, PhD; John Collura, PhD; & David Price

Clearing the Approach Path: Evaluation of Pilot Spotting of Small Unmanned Aircraft During Final - Samuel M. Vance, PhD; Jon M. Loffi, EdD; Robert L. Thomas, PhD; & Ryan J. Wallace, EdD

Presenter Biography

Dr. Kevin A. Adkins holds bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering, along with advanced coursework in physics and atmospheric science. He is an associate professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and teaches within the College of Aviation. Professor Adkins’ research interests include using UAS and numerical methods to investigate near-surface (ABL) meteorology, UAS flight test, and using UAS to investigate flow within the built environment. Prior to coming to Embry-Riddle, Kevin spent time flying in the Air Force and over a decade in engineering industry serving as both an aircraft design and lead flight test engineer. Dr. Adkins holds numerous professional memberships and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

View Moderator Kevin Adkin’s Bio Page


Mar 3rd, 1:15 PM Mar 3rd, 2:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions: Session 7B - UAS - Operational Applications

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F