SOURCE: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter

April 28, 2010 12:00 ET

Northwest Aerial Robotics Cluster Partnership Workshop to Focus on Jobs and Advanced Technology

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) -  The Northwest Aerial Robotics Cluster Workshop is sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition. The event will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, May 20 and 21, 2010.

The two-day event launches the Northwest Aerial Robotics Cluster and sets the course for future Technology Research and Development funding planning for the Northwest Region. Clusters are an innovative concept for targeted economic and technology development in a given region. The Northwest Aerial Robotics Cluster is composed of regional businesses, state and local government and academia supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the Small Business Administration.

The event will cover topics relevant to growth in the Pacific Northwest designed to create technology job opportunities. Sessions will include: UAV Power & Propulsion -- Development of USA Manufactured Power and Propulsion for SUAS, Payload Integration -- Small UAS Integration, Structures -- Innovative Manufacturing Techniques, Cooperative and Electronic Warfare, Testing Ranges -- Securing Airspace Within the Regional Cluster, See and Avoid, Civilian Applications, and Robotics Education.

Invited speakers and participants include representatives from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Small Business Administration, Boeing Unmanned Aerial Systems, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, SPAWAR, NAVAIR, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems, Arcturus, Insitu, The University of Washington, Oregon State University, Florence Darlington Community College and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

For the full event program or additional information, contact Joe Gibbs, President, Cascade Chapter AUVSI, Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems: joe.gibbs@nwuav.com. To register visit: http://cascade.auvsi.org/AUVSI/Cascade/Home/.

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