VIRES Aeronautics Announces $1M Round of Series AA Funding

Funding Advances Development of Innovative Aircraft Wing Design Berkeley, California:  – VIRES Aeronautics, developers of a revolutionary airplane wing design, today announced a $1 million Series AA round of financing. The funding will enable VIRES Aeronautics to meet increasing customer demand for extended flight time in the rapidly growing industry for unmanned aerial vehicles. Draper […]



Search And Rescue workshop at the SUSB EXPOSITION

A first for the SUSBExpo! The sUSBExpo will conduct it’s first targeted session for civilian small unmanned aircraft use.  Gene Robinson of RPFlight Systems, Inc, / RPSearch Services will conduct a two hour seminar on the highest public approval rate subject of any small UAS use.  Based upon almost 10 years of utilizing a flying wing to perform […]

FAA’s James (Jim) Williams To Speak At The Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office Manager, Jim Williams will address the business end-user community in San Francisco May 8th, 2014. Unmanned aircraft systems proponents will hear a direct conveyance of the FAA’s responsibilities, and how the public rulemaking process works. This is a rare west coast opportunity to understand what’s involved and where we are […]



Democratizing the Aerial Perspective

Jonathan Evans   I’ve had my eyes on the sky since I was a young boy. From the earliest moments in life, I wanted to be a pilot. I fulfilled that dream in the US Army, flying UH60 Blackhawk helicopters. After my service, I became an airline transport pilot (ATP) in airplanes, and a certified […]

John Surmont

John’s professional experiences span combat action, military special projects to information technology startups. John has been instrumental in the successful development and integration of some of the earliest technical sensing capabilities to be fielded by the Department of Defense, Special Operations Forces and Naval Special Warfare. These capabilities include remote sensing, unattended ground sensing and […]



Doug Davis to speak at #sUSBEXPO14

Doug began his aviation career in 1984 as an FAA air traffic controller at the Jacksonville Air Route Traffic ControlCenter (ARTCC). He completed staff time in Traffic Management, Military Operations, and Airspace and Procedures and served as a first-line supervisor at the Atlanta ARTCC before moving to FAA HQ in Washington DC in 1997. He […]

Chris Anderson, of 3D Robotics, spoke about the potential for easy-to-use, unmanned aircraft to improve agriculture on the first day of the expo.

Expo photos and video now available

The first ever small business exposition for small unmanned systems drew lineup of expert speakers, and a growing community of small business entrepreneurs who are making tremendous progress in this rapidly-growing field. We’ve now posted 109 photos and 14 hours of videos of the two-day event, which are available here on this post, or on […]

Gus Calderon, IsisCopter

Gus plans to talk about his experience developing multirotor airframes for aerial photographers and cinematographers. He summarizes the recent developments in camera gimbals and how unmanned aircraft are adding a new dimension to the art of cinematography by adding production value with minimal cost.

Sony camera gimbal


Observing Wildfires: Demonstrating Uses of UAS for Civilian Disaster Monitoring

Vince Ambrosia from CA. State University-Monterey Bay / NASA-Ames Research Center, will speak to the sUSB Expo about his work. NASA and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have collaborated since the 1990’s in the development and use of unmanned airborne vehicles and improved sensing systems to support wildfire observations. Over the past decade, the team has […]