Pawel Ladosz, one of cohort 1, attended ICUAS 2016 conference in Washington D.C. between 7th and 10th of June 2016. The conference is a yearly event focused on unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and their applications.

On first day of conference four tutorials were offered. The tutorials were focused on agriculture applications, UAS design, UAS integration into current airspace and control. Next three days consisted of four keynotes, two panels and many presentation sessions. Keynotes were delivered by representatives from NASA, US army and UAS regulators representatives. The presentation sessions included but are not limited to: UAS design, computer vision, UAS control, path planning and several application sessions.

Pawel presented a paper titled: Optimal Positioning of Communication Relay Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Urban Environments during UAS communication session. The paper showed a method of finding positions of communication relay UASs to improve communication among group of ground nodes, while accounting for effects of obstacles in urban environments. The paper can be found here.

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