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Communications Infrastructure for Law Enforcement Drone Programs


Matt Sloane  (CEO, Skyfire)


Travis Hull  (Domain Lead, User Experience, First Responder Network Authority)

Abrem Ayana  (LT., UAS Program Director, Brookhaven Police Department)

Location: W230A

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Track: State & Local Government, First Responder Communications

Topic: AI, Backhaul, Broadband, Cloud Connectivity, Critical Infrastructure, Drones, FirstNet, Funding, Interoperability, Regulatory, Satellite, Situational Awareness, System Resiliency, Video

Format: Panel Session

Vault Recording: TBD

As public safety adoption of drone programs grows exponential, so too do the communications needs of these agencies. Having the ability to fly via wireless communications, send video and telemetry back to a command center and share large files becomes critical when responding to 911 calls.

In this session, explore what infrastructure is currently being used (FirstNet, public spectrum, Starlink), types drones & software, and additional sensors that will be coming online in the near future (such as radar and acoustic counter UAS sensors) that will also require data; as well as the upcoming edge computing demands for AI and machine learning.