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UAV Systems Design: Managing flight, sensor and operational information flow over the data link.

This webinar was broadcast LIVE on:
Monday 10th November 2008
2.00pm London, 3.00pm Paris, Berlin, Stockholm

Join Gp Capt (R) Chris Granville-White, CBE, and Lt. Cdr. (Res) Gordon Hunt, US Navy, and Principal Applications Engineer at RTI, for a live interactive webinar on Monday 10th November as they get to grips with the latest developments in real-time messaging and application integration. The technology under discussion enables UAV developer to manage operational, flight and sensor information flow; prioritizing the right information at the right time to the right part of the system; which can be challenging when the data link is less than reliable.

A number of current UAV systems from current RTI technology adopters will be used as applications examples, such as General Atomics’ Predator/Reaper and Insitu’s ScanEagle.

Regististrants will also get access to a whitepaper on Efficient & Dependable Real-Time Communications in UAV System Applications

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About the speakers:

Chris Granville-White

Before Chris began working in the defence industry, he was a pilot in the Royal Air Force. After graduating from the RAF College, Cranwell, he flew Hunters in the Middle East and Germany. [ More… ]

He later flew Harriers as a site commander in Germany operating from airfields, roads and farmland, and Jaguars as a squadron commander in the UK and on regular detachments to North Norway.

He also spent 3 years as a flying instructor at the RAF College, Cranwell. These years of flying were interspersed with appointments in NATO and national headquarters, including as Aide De Camp to two Chiefs of the Air Staff
Following his time flying, Chris worked for 11 years in the Operational Requirements branch in the Ministry of Defence. During this time he had responsibility for the operational capability of the Harrier GR5/7, Jaguar Fly-by-Wire, Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), and Eurofighter Typhoon.

In the early days of the Typhoon programme he negotiated the European Staff Target with the air staffs of the participating nations, and for 8 years as a Group Captain was on the 4-Nation Board of Directors.

Chris is a graduate of the Royal Navy Staff College at Greenwich, and the RAF’s Air Warfare Course. During both of these courses his project papers won the Course prize. He was appointed CBE in 1996.

Gordon Hunt

Gordon is a Principal Applications Engineer at Real-Time Innovations, Inc. He is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves and is a qualified Engineering Duty Officer. [ More… ]

His Navy involvement has included working for both NAVSEA and SPAWAR commands in a wide variety of hardware and software integration efforts. Currently, Gordon is leading an effort to provide robotic-system training and maintenance capabilities to the US DoD.

Gordon's technical expertise spans embedded systems, distributed real-time systems, robotics, and controls. He is recognized as RTI's Navy Open Architecture expert and principal consultant for distributed combat system architectures. He routinely provides advanced designs and training to RTI customers and is an active member in the standards communities. Gordon joined RTI in 1999.

Gordon holds an MS from Stanford University and a BS from Purdue University in Aerospace Engineering. He is completing his PhD at Stanford University in the field of control systems and robotics.