Counter UAS Winter Summit

March 31 - April 02, 2020 | Washington D.C.

Focus Day

9:00 am - 9:50 am Registration & Coffee

Grab a cup of coffee, and get to know your fellow attendees.


• Building a network of wireless acoustic sensors to identify sUAS
• Using AI to distinguish between sUAS and other flying objects
• Computer-based “brain” called a neural network that is continuously learning and getting smarter at detection

Dr. Houbing Song

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

11:00 am - 11:45 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

• Local radar systems
• Integrated microphone / RF signature detection systems
• Acoustical systems for passive detection / offensive destruction


Randall Nichols

Professor of Practice, Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus & Professor Emeritus - Cybersecurity Utica College

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Advances in Military Application of Laser Systems to Counter sUAS

Michael Cathcart, Ph.D., - Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta
-Current directed energy platforms
-Research and development challenges
-Military application priorities 


Michael Cathcart, Ph.D.,

Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking Break

Hungry? So are we! Sit down to a tasty meal while discussing the topics so far and what’s to come in
the day.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CUAS Security Performance Metrics and Requirements

John Russell - R&d S&e, Systems Research And Analysis, Sandia National Laboratories
• The metrics presented are based on an established methodology that has been applied to Detection and Neutralization of threats to High Security Applications for over 40 years
• The Performance Metrics feed into an analysis methodology to estimate security effectiveness of CUAS
• CUAS requirements will build from performance metrics, resulting analysis, and the amount of security risks and non-security risks decision makers are willing to accept.

John Russell

R&d S&e, Systems Research And Analysis
Sandia National Laboratories

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm End of Focus Day