5G in Aviation: Technology Challenges and Solutions

Date: Wednesday July 11
Time: 11:00 – 1:00
Room: Sonoma

Chair: Dr. Gerard Hayes, Wireless Research Center of North Carolina

Moderator: Jim Legvold, SmartSky Networks

11:00 Presentation: Blane Rockafellow, SmartSky Networks
11:30 Presentation: Shruthi Soora, Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
11:50 Presentation: Vanessa Kuroda, Altiscope at A3 by Airbus
12:10 Presentation: Paul Johnston, Chief Engineer, Cirrus Aircraft
12:30 Panel

Speakers


Vanessa Kuroda, Wireless & Comms Architect, Altiscope at A³ by Airbus

Vanessa is currently working on identifying the communications challenges and requirements of integrating unmanned air systems (UAS) into the airspace as the Wireless & Communications Architect for Altiscope, a project within A³, the Silicon Valley innovation outpost of Airbus.

Previously Vanessa was the Communications Subsystem Lead in the Engineering Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center for small spacecraft missions including BioSentinel, a deep space 6U nanosatellite and the Lunar Atmosphere Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) which successfully launched in 2013, among contributions to many other projects and collaborations. Before working full-time at Ames, she interned at JPL, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.