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SKYTRAC’S Jeff Sherwood to Present on How Truly Global Satellite Connectivity Furthers Autonomous Operations at XPONENTIAL 2023

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Connect with Jeff Sherwood, SKYTRAC’s Director of Business Development, at XPO 23 by attending his session on May 9th, from 3 – 3:25 pm in the Innovation Theater. 

Every year, the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing uncrewed systems, robotics, and autonomy, hosts XPONENTIAL 

The uncrewed systems community gathers during XPONENTIAL to collaborate and learn from users, technologists, and policymakers who attend to gain insight into the industry. This year, XPONENTIAL will be asking how the industry will be acting on the autonomous community’s collective blueprint – a goal looking towards operationalizing and integrating uncrewed systems. Their focus is on how we will work together to integrate these systems so the industry can achieve full adoption as smoothly and quickly as possible. XPONENTIAL hosts several keynote speakers, leads specialized workshops, and touts an expansive tradeshow floor to enable industry experts to share their knowledge and products and educate other interested parties. 

One of these industry experts is SKYTRAC’s very own Jeff Sherwood, who will speak to how the UAV segment can effectively utilize satellite technologies to provide guaranteed global coverage for their aerial assets. 

Autonomous Technologies: How BVLOS Applies to More Than Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles 

Sherwood will specifically discuss how, within the growing uncrewed aerial sector, the reliance on cellular network connectivity poses drawbacks in the context of safety and efficiency. He will present how satellite technologies, particularly Low Earth Orbit (LEO) networks, can provide truly global connectivity to aerial assets, thereby ensuring that human control is always accessible beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). The discussion will highlight how integrating cost-effective LEO satellite connectivity solutions enables BVLOS capabilities to deliver reliable and efficient communications to send and receive data and imagery for mission-based UAVs.  

Join Sherwood on Tuesday, May 9th, from 3:00 pm to 3:25 pm at booth 1527 in the Innovation Theater during XPONENTIAL 2023 to discover how LEO satellite networks can enable BVLOS capabilities applicable to unmanned vehicle industries across the globe. 

Jeff Sherwood – SKYTRAC’s Unmanned Technology Subject Matter Expert 

Sherwood’s presentation draws on more than a decade of industry experience. Having equipped over 600 UAVs with Iridium Satcom solutions for BVLOS Command and Control capabilities, Sherwood is an established aviation professional. Currently, Sherwood acts as the Director of Business Development for OEM, Government, and Military segments at SKYTRAC. Before SKYTRAC, Sherwood was the Business Development Manager at Blue Sky Network. His experience in business development, program management, and on-site support has allowed him to live throughout the Middle East. His studies at the University of Arkansas in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, and Political Science have supported his multinational and culturally rich career in aviation.  

Sherwood looks forward to connecting with those of you who attend the session. If you cannot attend, find SKYTRAC in Booth 1919 at XPONENTIAL 2023 to learn more. 

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