Stan Caldwell shares the lessons he and his colleagues are learning as they investigate new urban mobility technologies. In the chase to leverage AI, Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications, and driverless technologies, Stan works to ensure that all, and not just part of a community will get to benefit.
Catalyst-Go, Managing Partner, Ken Dunlap, joined AirMap CoFounder, Ben Marcus, in providing insights into the UTM and CUAS decisions that the airline industry is confronting. In the May 2019 edition of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airlines Magazine, Ken shared why airline industry protection efforts should focus on "crown jewel" infrastructure and not the unattainable goal of "we must protect everything."
In our first trans-Atlantic podcast we talk with DroneAlert's, founder and CEO, Brooke Tapsall. We learn about her journey from EU Commission scientist to CEO of a hot drone industry startup that's rewriting C-UAS and how to inspire women and girls to pursue STEM careers. We round things out with a discussion on the March 2019 changes to EU drone regs.
Innovation & Autonomy with Author John Coyle
We talk with John about designing for autonomy, public trust, making vehicles compatible with humans, building better teams, and understanding it when he says, "Persistence is awesome, until it is stupid."
John K. Coyle is one of the world's leading experts in Design Thinking and author of the new book Design for Strengths. His accomplishments include an Olympic silver medal in short track speed skating, he is a Stanford d.school grad, Kellogg MBA, NBC Sports analyst, and Professor of Innovation.
Counter-UAS lessons and thoughts based on our research — all of which can be executed by you and your teams today. Featured in Feb/Mar 2019 issue of Aviation Security International. In aviation, we are now more likely to suspend flight operations over an uncorroborated drone sighting report than we are to suspend airport operations to prevent ramp injuries or animal strikes. We expedite multi-million-dollar procurements and can’t even say where drones fit in the industry threat matrix. Why does this matter?
Today’s autonomous vehicle, whether a boat, car, tractor, or drone, rely on two primary sensor-based perception systems to navigate and position themselves in their environment. The two predominant systems are LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and visual light camera based optical systems. Here’s how they work.
Security Sales and Integration Magazine, the security industry’s premier technology and business source of trusted content, invited Catalyst-Go to contribute to the January 2019 edition. In this issue, Managing Partner, Ken Dunlap, discusses important factors to consider when developing a counter UAS security plan for a sensitive venue or major event.
Our research impressed upon us how fast autonomous technologies are changing and the need for agility in countering them. Frankly, we were also surprised by the misinformation, mythology, and lack of foundational knowledge involving these systems. This white paper bridges air and land vehicles by focusing on the core technologies that bring autonomy to these platforms
DOT Secretary Chao took an important step in mid-January by announcing an ANPRM (or advanced draft rule) on safe and secure operations and an NPRM (or draft rule) on flights over people. In many ways, these provisions set the stage for good countermeasures and avoid the current industry and government paradigm of “fire, aim, ready” when responding to drone incursions.
We are pleased that after months of research our new White Paper: Countering Tomorrow: The Age of Materials, Coatings, and Deception is in pre-release. It was fully subscribed to and has been sent to those “early adopters” eager to read the paper before everyone else. We will be offering previews of the report over the next several weeks leading up to the general release on January 22, 2019.
The promise of autonomous technology is driving much of the investment in companies working to bring it to market. Unfortunately, these big-picture possibilities are playing too large a role in shaping both regulations and the related standards that industry will follow to turn promise into reality.
Israel Stol, author and serial inventor discusses with Ken Dunlap the basics of creativity and innovation. In this three-part series we explore why we should care about creativity in our lives and organizations. Perhaps most importantly, how we should think about creativity and all of its facets? We discuss questions like: Is creativity a 24/7 occupation or does it depend on the situation or context within which we find ourselves? What if I am not working in Silicon Valley or even a startup can a traditional workplace benefit from me knowing about innovation and creativity?
Autonomous vehicles are poised to change the world. Whether it's a flying ride-hailing service or delivering a package using a drone, the ability to integrate this emerging technology into everyday operations will have a profound effect on how businesses function. Airports are no exception. But while many are focused on the future there is plenty happening today that can benefit the airport environment. Here's a brief primer on how airport leaders can integrate autonomy into their operations today.
Tip #1 to close more deals: Solve your customer’s problems; make them money. Technology and your company’s stability are important, but the most vital task is to frame your technology so it provides fundamental, clear answers to questions in a business plan. Astute line-of-business owners will share with you their information requirements. Listen, because they want to help you align your solution with their needs. Here are some tips on making the deal close.
In part 3 of this series we discussed kinetic weapons, which physically interfere with a drone by striking or intercepting it, as countermeasures. Here, we’ll explore electronic countermeasures, or systems that interrupt the drone’s ability to navigate and/or the operator’s ability to control the drone.
In part 2 of this series, we discussed education and perimeter protection as two foundational countermeasures against drones. Frankly, unless you have done your homework in these two areas, you may be wasting your time and money considering kinetic and electronic countermeasures.
Part 1 of this series discussed the basics. This article addresses two of the best-understood and commonly available countermeasures to protect facilities and people from drones. These are education and perimeter protection which can be legally employed today by anyone or any organization, and should be considered foundational countermeasures.
Drones are nearly everywhere. The Federal Aviation Administration said that it had registered 1.1 million drones as of mid-May. That includes nearly 1,000,000 operated by hobbyists and 197,000 by commercial and public entities. They range in size from as small 250 grams to 55 pounds. We are getting very close to saying that drones are ubiquitous in our country.