Unmanned Rotorcraft and Network Centric Operations Specialists' Meeting

5th International Specialists’ Meeting on
Unmanned Rotorcraft and Network Centric Operations
Sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American Helicopter Society
January 22-24, 2013
Scottsdale Resort and Convention Center
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Register today! (Please see instructions)

The Preliminary Program has been updated! (Jan 11)

A160 HummingbirdThe 21st century has seen a continued emphasis on Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) for both military and civilian applications on a global basis. In addition, the overwhelming focus on Network Centric Operations (NCO) and its application to rotorcraft and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) has expanded the scope of the 2013 Specialists' Meeting.

Nearly 30 technical papers from the rotorcraft industry, academia and government will be presented at this meeting. Sessions include Control and Autonomy, Navigation, Micro Air Vehicles, Design, Analysis and Operations of Unmanned Rotorcraft, and Network Centric Operations. Special presentations by government and industry leaders make this a must-attend conference for all unmanned vertical flight researchers and managers:
  • Major General Tim Crosby, U.S. Army, PEO Aviation (Invited)
  • Mr. Richard Kretzschmar, U.S. Army, Deputy Program Manager for UAS (Invited)
  • Dr. Mike Francis, Sikorsky Innovations, Program Executive for Autonomous Systems; and United Technologies Research Center, Senior Fellow
  • Mr. Jim Paduano, Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Mr. Randy Hartman, Honeywell, Platform Systems Marketing and Product Manager
  • Mr. Jim Brooks, Boeing Unmanned Rotorcraft 
  • Mr. Ken Cureton, Boeing Advanced Electronic & Information Solutions
  • Mr. Jay Carter, Carter Aviation Technologies, CEO
  • Mr. Mike Hirschberg, AHS Executive Director

Scottsdale Resort and Conference CenterVenue

The event will be held at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center (SRCC). Please contact the SRCC for making your reservation. 

Use the special "AHS" discount code to get the incredibly low rate of only $128/night! This will apply 3-days before, during, and 3-days after the Specialist Meeting for those wishing to enjoy the Phoenix area in the beautiful January weather. The cut-off for this rate is December 31, 2012. You may call or reserve your room online.

The Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
7700 East McCormick Parkway 
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 
Main: (480) 991-9000 
Reservations: (800) 540-0727

Note: hotel rooms will soon be selling out. The next closest hotel is the Millennium Scottsdale Resort & Villas, approx. 0.8 miles away: 

Schedule Overview

Monday January 21 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration
Tuesday January 22 7:00 am Registration opens
  8:00 am - 11:45 pm Invited speakers
  11:45 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
  12:45 pm - 5:00 pm Technical presentations
  5:45 pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday January 23 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Technical presentations
  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Technical presentations

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cocktail Hour/Scholarships
  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Banquet
Thursday January 24 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Technical presentations 


Registration Fees -- Register today(Be sure to read the instructions on the right side of page)
  After Dec 31, 2012
AHS Member Attendee $525
Non-AHS Attendee* $600
AHS Student Member Attendee $300
Non-AHS Student Atendee* $325
CD Version of the Proceedings $95
Additional Banquet Tickets $70

*One-year of AHS membership is included in the non-AHS attendee fee.