The Binghamton and Dayton Sections of he AES Society is pleased to host Vince Socci (IEEE DL) for a multi-topic presentation on UAV Technology Overview, Biz Ops & Policies and Regulations. 

Part 1: Commercial level drones and UAVs are readily available to everyone today. New users can benefit from and drone technology familiarization. This lecture provides a technology overview of unmanned air vehicles and systems (UAV/UAS). A system overview with component descriptions is provided. UAV flight dynamics are discussed. Subsystems and component functions of UAS interfaces are outlined. Hardware and software are demonstrated. Participants will become familiar with the methods and practices of flight operations.

Part 2: UAS technology, sensing, and software are advancing at such a rapid rate, that operators are always finding new ways to use them in commercial applications. Whereas drone used to be primarily used for photography, by adding advanced sending systems, they can be used for surveillance, inspection, security, and even VLOS/NVLOS material delivery. This lecture provides an overview of the currently popular commercial applications for UAVs as well as an exploration of future possibilities. An overview of business operations will guide entrepreneurs to start their own UAV operator business.

Part 3: UAS technology and applications are advancing at such a rapid rate, that operator regulations and public education are struggling to keep up. Before a drone hobbyist can become a commercial UAV operator, she must be knowledgeable of current UAV policies and regulations and pass a certification exam to become a licensed operator. This lecture provides an overview of the knowledge areas necessary to become an FAA licensed UAV operator. An exploration of current FAA concerns and near-term considerations is also provided.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 17 Dec 2022
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 04 December 2022 01:01 PM
  • Ends 17 December 2022 09:01 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Vince Socci


UAV Distinguished Lecture


Vince Socci is CTO of On Target Motion. He provides business and technical support for customers in vehicle platform hardware-in-the-loop applications. With over 25 years of experience in aerospace, automotive, power electronics, and medical systems, he has engineering systems in the most complex applications. His specialized areas of interest are embedded controls, real-time test, and systems engineering. He holds a BS in electrical engineering, MS in electrical engineering and MBA in technology management. Socci has served on the IEEE Board of Directors, and governing boards of several IEEE societies, SAE, and PMI. He is a certified PMP.