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The Monterey Bay Drone, Automation & Robotics Technology (DART) initiative is stimulating entrepreneurship & innovation for new venture creation & expansion. These future growth sectors offer good fit industry opportunities for the Monterey Bay region, and the DART initiative brings together industry, academia, & government to realize this economic development potential. Join our Meetups to connect with like minded innovators, entrepreneurs, educators, investors, agency representatives, real estate developers and others supporting the growth of a thriving DART cluster in the Monterey Bay region. Learn more at https://MontereyBayDART.org (https://MontereyBayDART.org/).

Upcoming events (4)

Monterey Bay DART Meetup - Airspace Management

Many beneficial civilian applications of the UAS have been proposed, from goods delivery and infrastructure surveillance, to search and rescue, and agricultural monitoring. Currently, there is no established infrastructure to enable and safely manage the widespread use of low-altitude airspace and UAS operations, regardless of the type of UAS. A UAS traffic management (UTM) system for low-altitude airspace may be needed, perhaps leveraging concepts from the system of roads, lanes, stop signs, rules and lights that govern vehicles on the ground today, whether the vehicles are driven by humans or are automated. NASA envisions concepts for two types of possible UTM systems. The first type would be a Portable UTM system, which would move from between geographical areas and support operations such as precision agriculture and disaster relief. The second type of system would be a Persistent UTM system, which would support low-altitude operations and provide continuous coverage for a geographical area. Either system would require persistent communication, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) coverage to track, ensure, and monitor conformance. This meetup will include presentations on the status of airspace management systems designed and implemented to solve the problems described above. Jeff Homola of NASA's UAS Traffic Management Project (UTM) Project at NASA Ames Research Center will be speaking. He has been deeply involved in the development of the UTM concept and the collaborative flight tests conducted across the United States. Join us on November 21 to hear from Mr. Homola on the subject, connect with other professionals interested in the field, and learn about continuing opportunities for R&D, and application. As usual tacos and beverages will be available for a nominal fee. Please follow the link below to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monterey-bay-dart-meetup-airspace-management-tickets-74354240535

Monterey Bay DART Meetup – Cargo Drones

A new generation of plane-sized autonomous delivery vehicles are capable of carrying hundreds of pounds for hundreds of miles. They’re called cargo drones. They are fast, more environmentally friendly, and could completely change the cargo industry. Delivery drones are being tested today that are designed to drop a single item nearby a target, which is a more local solution. Over the past few months, Amazon announced plans to drop packages at customers’ doors, Alphabet’s Wing got FAA approval to make deliveries in the US, and UPS said it was testing its own tech by delivering medical supplies to hospitals in Northern Virginia. But there are concerns about safety and how the Federal Aviation Administration will regulate them. Join us for an informative session exploring the opportunities and challenges in this emerging drone segment. Presentations, networking, tacos & beverages. To register for the event, please click the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monterey-bay-dart-meetup-cargo-drones-tickets-74356792167

Monterey Bay DART Meetup – TBD

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We'll be having a DART meetup on March 19, 2020! The topic is TBD, so stay tuned! If you would like to buy tickets early, you can do so here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monterey-bay-dart-meetup-tbd-tickets-74703015731

Monterey Bay DART Meetup – TBD

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We'll be having a DART meetup on May 21, 2020! The topic is TBD, so stay tuned! If you would like buy tickets early, you can do so here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monterey-bay-dart-meetup-tbd-tickets-74703844209

Past events (4)

Monterey Bay DART Meetup - Marine Tech

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