Drones and other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)​

Date: April 2, 2020
Time: 00:00 UTC - 00:00 UTC
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Recording: Recording

Drones and other Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are proliferating rapidly.   What are the needs for regulation?

Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) worldwide have initiated rule making for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Remote Identification (RID).   There is a Working Group proposed for this activity at the IETF. Bob Moskowitz and Stu Card will discuss the history and rationale for this proposed standards activity.

Robert Moskowitz has been working with computers since 1966 when, in 11th grade, his high school became perhaps the first in the nation to have in-classroom computer access (a teletype in the back of the room). He entered the programming profession in 1974 shortly after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Michigan State University (1972) along with a Bachelor of Science in Botany. Robert worked 19 years Automotive, in IT technical support, and for 17 years at ICSAlabs (now a division of Verizon Business) in network security research and is now an independent security consultant. He informed the FCC on Internet technology 2013-2016. Additionally, he has written or edited 61 RFCs since 1989.  He has been active in the IETF since 1993 and IEEE 802 since 2001. His contributions there include the private IPv4 address space, IPsec, PKIX, HIP, DOTS, 802.11i, 802.1(X, AE, and AR), and 802.15.9. He is currently investigating better ways to address IoT devices and networks. This included designing the network security for ZWAVE 2.0. He is currently working on communications security for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). In his spare time he works with armv7 boards, assisting development of Fedora and CentOS for these platforms.

Stu Card’s Navy training included brief experiences operating aircraft, ships and submarines. His SU PhD research applied information theory to evolutionary algorithm based machine learning. He has over 30 years experience, designing airborne radar and neural network hardware, a broadband cable modem, fault-tolerant storage, airborne network protocols, cryptocurrency/blockchain applications, etc., and cofounding Central NY’s first consumer ISP. He now focuses on existential threats involving complex interdependent networks and autonomous cyber-physical systems, and supports the NYUASTS.