Oct 16, 2020
Date and Time: October 28-29, 2020 — Virtual (Register here)
Presentation Abstract: The lack of standard, repeatable testing makes it challenging to compare sUAS/UAS results definitively among organizations and research institutions. To address this challenge, the Boston Engineering Wind Profile Generator provides controlled, monitored, uniform, and laminar air flow. Additionally, an optional motion-capture camera system collects 3-D position data for further analysis. The system combines precision testing with the portability to operate in enclosed areas such as outdoor netted sites or hangars.
The Wind Profile Generator benefits sUAS operators, trainers, and researchers with the following capabilities:
- Enables standardized testing and performance criteria via repeatable testing and profiling
- Integrates with other test capabilities (e.g., GPS denied tests + wind tests)
- Provides exact sUAS position (e.g., when it enters, is within, and exits defined boundary zones)
- Triggers events, such as a gust or defined wind profile, when an sUAS enters a defined area
- Monitors ambient temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, and wind direction
- Shares data via network connectivity
- Enables integration as part of an advanced sUAS obstacle course
About Jose Vazquez: Mr. Vazquez leads defense and security product innovation at Boston Engineering. His public sector career includes nearly 15 years directing programs that advance capabilities for U.S. soldiers and first responders. The commercialization of more than a dozen defense and security products reflects Jose’s ability to combine product innovation and usability.
Mr. Vazquez held director positions at both the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), where he drove technology development and worked closely with users to optimize new products for their operational requirements. Mr. Vazquez holds a B.S. degree in physical science from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an M.S. degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in applied science (underwater physics).