Discovery 13: Innovations in Aerospace Panel

my name is Richard wars book online with the impaired of standards of excellence and I’m your warm-up act so that we get a few those people out there to come and sit down on the chairs basically OC we do these stages because the people that are going to be talking are people in one way or another have been involved in the OC program and will be involved in the future and they involved the the face of innovation the new things that are happening and this is what we’re really about we’re about industry its innovations and using the agricultural sister the academic system to be the the partners in the process and I don’t want to take up too much of your time they only give me two minutes but i’m going to introduce charles ganye from canada or college and he will be our moderator and Charles will introduce you to the panel will will each panel member will have a presentation and there’ll be some questions at the end Charles thank you Richard I’m delighted to be here today basically what I do is I develop partnerships between business and industry in the college canadore has been involved in aviation for over 40 years it’s interesting because we had a group of about 60 business people come up last Friday to listen the federal funding in various programs and out of the 60 people 59 had never seen the aviation campus and so it’s always say it’s one of north bay’s best health secrets I’ve been involved also in the creation of a innovation center for advanced manufacturing and production and basically what we’ve done is we’ve created a center operational in September that’s going to take you from through a 3d laser scanning to 3d virtual reality simulation to 3d prototyping printing alongside with robotic CNC machines water jets and i was listening to peter yesterday and I’m saying man are we on the right track and what we’re doing because we’re doing this for industry to help enhance not only the server industries of the aerospace industry but also the aerospace industry itself We strongly believe in entrepreneurial learning and we’re we’ve basically were scaling up all of our programs not only to meet the needs of tomorrow but developing new programs for the needs of to today and just so the last message because this is not about me it’s about these people are sitting here is I strongly believe that the aerospace industry has a tremendous amount of opportunity with colleges throughout Ontario there are numerous colleges in southern Ontario but also Northern Ontario that can contribute tremendously to the advancement of the aerospace industry in Ontario so now I’d like to briefly introduce you to our panelists and I’m going to introduce everyone of them and then afterwards I’ll call upon them to come up and make their presentation so our first panelist is Raj owns executive director of the interior aerospace Council in the aerospace industry rod has a broad knowledge and strategic insight developed through general management of aerospace of small medium enterprises and active leadership in industry associations related associations and the national and provincial levels so thank you for being here rod our next panelist is Brian eggleston consultant with venture flight Brian’s a long time or lifelong interest is in creating new aircraft designs and undertaking research on aircraft aerodynamics and propulsion systems integration Bryan became director of strategic technology at bombardier aerospace group in 1996 and in the last 10 years brian has continued to work as a consultant on you aircraft and on research and design of an manned aircraft concepts leading to the development of the TD 100 aircraft as well as a research with Brian automated systems and I believe Brian the TD 100 is the one that we see over there an interesting aircraft welcome Brian our third panelist is Jay good saw he’s founder and CEO of solar ship at McGill University in 1989 Jay wrote and economic thesis proposing the use of airships for transport in landlocked countries in Africa 15 years later Jay created soldier ships Inc to develop a solar-powered hybrid aircraft for delivering medical cargo to remote areas solar ship was recently awarded a grant from the federal government sustainable development technology Canada program to develop an aircraft for delivering cargo de areas such as Northern Ontario so welcome Jay our fourth panelist is Marni McVicker president of operations at air

Ron labs i hope i pronounced that right my french gets in my way sometimes Marni joined the era Erin team in 2008 one year after it became a reality like the rest of the team she worked on many of the demands of the early days she is a proud to be part of a can-do team that is changing the way the world thinks about micro unmanned aerial vehicles and they all bring to the way the world works welcome Marni our final panelist is Marie gamble director of simulation engineering at the Center for visualization and simulation at Carleton University a certified modeling and simulation professional mr. Campbell is recognized a recognized expert in the areas of high level architecture and visual simulation and is often called upon as a subject matter expert from industry and from government Thank You Marie for joining us today pleasure from the forest aerospace an interesting career I have to tell you who I you know when I was thinking about it and I agreed to come here we had a saying in my industry you can’t see the forest from the trees and sometimes what happens with industry they want to grow but they’ve never gotten out of their sphere and one thing I’ve learned I’ve certainly learned is when you get out of your industry and you look elsewhere it’s amazing what you can learn that we are now involved in the flight simulation with UAVs UAVs is the future and and I looked at the some of the material that you were provided we’re talking about the use of aerospace equipment and land use and so on the tremendous potential there is in this country in the use of UAVs and we hope that our it’s are going to wake up and realize that they need they need to change the way they’re doing things and allow us to progress in that area so that’s enough as far as I’m going to talk I’m now going to Carl on our first speaker mr rod jones please come up thanks Charles wait till the technology gets going here a little bit and I’m just going to stand here and do this if that’s okay and my job is to give you the 30,000 foot level on what’s going on in the in the aerospace industry and innovations therein and so let me just walk you quickly through what’s happening i’m going to focus mostly on the commercial aerospace industry that’s the part that makes the large commercial jet transports from airbus to boeing to Bombardier to embree air and so on because that’s where the dominant part of the canadian industry and indeed the ontario industry is situated so just quickly on the OAC that’s the industry organization for the aerospace industry in ontario it’s been around for a while it’s really about being the voice of the industry in Ontario and certainly working with our companies to help them improve their business performance access to markets technology development supply chain improvements and so on that’s the board of directors sorry for the eye test but all of the companies in the industry are really around the table coming together to decide what’s in the best interests of the industry and then working together to make it happen so there are about four things that I would describe as the as dominant trends in the in the industry the first of all it’s it’s a growth industry second it’s globalizing third there’s big changes going on in the supply chain and critically this is an industry where innovation matters hugely and that comes out of the rtd efforts that we make so I’m going to talk about each of those in turn air travel has historically grown about of five percent on average compound annual growth rate so that means it doubles about every 15 years that’s been the case for many years and it’s expected to continue what that means is that will double the number of aircraft in service from about 17 or 18 thousand a day to about 35,000 in the next 20 years that’s a tremendous rate of production of aircraft unprecedented in the history of the industry so big growth challenges it’s a globalizing industry and the blue dots are the ones that our historical locations for aerospace activity the red ones are where there are emerging and new clusters of capability and the other change that’s going on is really big changes around the supply chain the whole push down of responsibility risk investment everybody in the supply chain has to step up and do more and that’s so folks making parts have to do kits have to take a design responsibility step up and do much more in that sense and that’s the expectation up and down the supply chain in the area of Technology and innovation there are four key drivers environmental performance throughout the whole of the regime aircraft manufacturing the navigation system and so on economic

performance clearly throughout the life cycle safety and reliability and certainly passenger experience and we’ve not done as much as we should have done over the last number of years and it’s Charles said there’s tremendous assets in the research organizations in Ontario that we can capitalize on it in Canada that we can capitalize them need to do more of we also need to make sure that we’re responding to the market demands that are out there and that are we’re balancing between the technology push and the market pull side of of driving technology if I can put it that way I just wanted to tell you a couple of small stories that I’m going to leave you with three kind of messages the story is about a program that NASA ran several years ago and the goal of that program was within 20 years to reach or 25 years to improve fuel burn on aircraft commercial aircraft by seventy percent to improve to reduce nitrous oxide emissions by seventy-five percent and reduce the noise levels of those aircraft by 71 DB which is huge and they set for industry teams to work on that all the major names the Boeing’s and Lockheed Martin’s and Northrop Grumman’s and Honeywell’s and so on they all came together as four separate teams to meet that challenge and they came up with a whole raft of aircraft solutions all aerodynamically viable but some a little stranger that we might have normally seen lots of different configurations the kind that we may well see and in our lifetimes the blended wing body type of aircraft a few other configurations that you see here ducted fan propulsion all kinds of interesting concepts for ways to achieve those goals the interesting thing is that none met all of those NASA challenges so that was a not inconsistent with what we know in aerospace and we say the difficult we do immediately the impossible takes a little longer which may account for some of the reasons why aircraft development programs take such a long time as they do so the second thought I want to leave you at all just finalized just some areas this is by no means a definitive list and I think having listened to Peter yesterday I would have some additional additions to this but there’s are some of the areas in which we’ve got technology kind of opportunities to really drive things differently in aerospace second last thought I’ll leave you with is Donald Rumsfeld said we’re all good with knowing what we know and we know what we don’t know the real challenge is that we don’t know what we don’t know and it’s then that whole area of unknowns that I think our best opportunities lie and if you think to what Peter Diamandis said yesterday about this whole opportunity for technology exponential technology and exponential community that I think gives us the capacity to drive into those unknown unknowns and really make the world a fabulous kind of a place that abundant kind of place that he thought it would be and with that I’m going to turn it back to Charles and he will present some of my colleagues who have already started on that journey and will tell you some of the fabulous things that they’re doing thank you very much thank you rod I think I’ll stay sitting I’d like to now call on Brian eggleston to please come up and make his presentation I’m here to talk about an airplane that only flies below 1,000 feet at this point so it’s well below rods 30,000 but take it from me it’s very interesting okay this is a picture of the airplane that were involved in it’s called TD 100 it’s about 15 foot spam weighs about 55 pounds on the left you can see as what we call a very high aspect ratio wing it’s like a glider on the right is a picture taken at Goose Bay of the military test range there the guy in the white shirt is Brian McLuckie the president of bright camp and he’s busy telling some interested military people what the airplane could do at that time the airplane was taking off from wheels you can see some large tires below it in the picture to the right we’ve now developed a pneumatic launcher which can get the airplane up to flight speed in about 10 feet so at the end of the rail there it’s going about 50 miles an hour and we’ve been taking off a lot more safely since we adopted that method TD 100 it’s created by a small company

called bright Kent located in Brampton been in business about 30 years its focus has been the application of robotics to manufacturing Brian mcluckie and myself have a background going back to the 1980s of collaborating in aviation and in 2009 we saw need for the application of UAVs to civil application civil roles at that time practically all of the UAVs were in military service anyway we created an initial concept about three and a half years ago and the airplane where flag today is pretty much like the original drawings the airplane was created as a demonstrator where aeroplane people were not into census particularly we’re not into avionics we’re not into water pilots so this was up if you like our platform for learning how to be a UAV at this point were the only Canadian manufacturer of UAVs fixed-wing UAVs because we have somebody else here in Canada so we’re very hopeful that we’ll find a home development has been mainly funded by s R&D tax credits personal loans in the first couple of years and now we have some venture capital the key to the aeroplane relative to its competition is the fact it has a very large payload capability the fuse large the proportion of fuselage that you can put things in is probably twice the volume of any of our competitors the airplane is very clean it flies on less than 400 watts if you used to thinking those terms which is very low it’s also made from composites it’s a hollow shell carbon on the outside layer of foam and then glass cloth on the inside when it was first made and flown as a radio-control airplane it weighed only 35 pounds and that included 12 pounds of batteries and five pounds of electric motor so is incredibly light it’s also incredibly strong because we designed it to meet civil certification air loads the airplane as what we call a G capability of over 10 g no ordinary airplane has that capability we could fly this thing into storms if we needed to electric power gives us just over two hours of endurance we will need more than that we’re looking at a multi fuel engine an internal combustion engine which will take us beyond the 20 hour mark and at that point you really get interested you really interest from pipelines power line kind of people there are some other things listed here which I won’t go into because I’ve only got a short time but the big thing is we haven’t done anything which individually is a first but we brought it together in a package which is really creative and it’s been called disruptive technology but some of the people that were working with we can do things which no other era point of this size can do in terms of pillows that we can carry here’s a picture of the airplane and around it various pictures of instruments that can be carried the bottom two to the left shows the FLIR a 65 camera a thermal camera it also shows a nikon d300 which is one of their top line professional cameras both of those fit inside of the payload Bay to the left of that is a unit made by a planet now this is likely our jewel in the crown it produces images which at a level where you can see centimeter accuracy congeal reference every pixel as in the picture and they also can be combined in other ways we can get 3d imagery from the pictures other things on there that are of interest top left is by a van tech it’s a weather probe which can measure three components of velocity while the aeroplanes flying and it can measure them to a point 1 meter per second accuracy the ones on the right are other payloads as yet we’ve got to address but they would fit inside of the vehicle this is a cut through the center line of the airplane to just show you how complicated it is inside and in the middle under the other thing doesn’t work at our range ok let’s try the side it’s me that doesn’t work at this site between the below the way you can see two cameras there’s a Nikon camera and the FLIR camera and it’s storage so you can see that they don’t fill the payload bay but there’s ample volume around it for carrying other things to notice about it upon the top of the fin is a fin top camera a very small camera the airplane can be flown by it the vehicle is equipped with satellite it can be the waypoints that go to the autopilot can be reprogrammed in flight so we can

adjust its flight via satellite or long distance big thing about the aeroplane is that it can do the same things that currently are done by fixed-wing helicopters or small airplanes in the Cessna range we reduce the amount of fuel that you burn we reduce noise we reduce costs you don’t put people in the air observers don’t get tired they’re not exposed to the potential for trashing it turns out that mortality amongst Wildlife scientists due to air crashes is quite high so they’re very relieved that this kind of technology is coming along in the near term we’re flying missions in forestry applications were up at blue wash using the thermal camera to locate fires we’re also going whale hunting counting polar bears counting caribou using the Nikon capability will be doing aerial mapping again this is taking place in Goose Bay we’re also going to be doing survey on behalf of hover barges that we use north of Timmins for carrying large payloads into the wilderness since through winter and and normal conditions one of the other things we’ll be doing is we’ll be flying at Goose Bay or the military test range looking for unexploded ordinance which is on the surface and has to be cleared who using a nikon camera for that there’s a whole list of other applications which I haven’t got time to get into will the top of the list in terms of money generation is likely offshore oil an assisting exploration the other ones of pipeline applications and hydro tail monitoring monitoring safety is of paramount importance when you’re flying a UAV if we want to fly mixed up with general traffic we have to have means of control in the aeroplane at this point you can only fly within about one and a half kilometers from your site so the pilot is it is flying locally in the long run though our long run here is maybe two or so years we want to be able to fly beyond line-of-sight and to do that we’ll be putting on a transponder on the airplane that tells other airplanes where they’re also detects other airplanes and at our control station would be able to see over traffic to make it even safer we purchased a radar which is normally used on a boat it’s been modified and we can see out to 20 miles with the with the radar and make sure that the error is clear and sterile of other other airplanes if we do see something the autopilot can be reprogrammed using the satellite link to avoid the threat some of the pictures that we’ve taken top left is the wilderness a goose bay the inset which you can’t see when you look at the big picture is actually terrible it was 22 adult Caribous and three small ones in the middle is a beaver dam that we’ve taken pictures off to the left is a duck pond and if you blow that out each pixel there is about one centimeter long to give you an idea of their accuracy that we can get to the right of some FLIR camera images normal temperatures on the right so cold water shows up as deep blue there is a tractor in that picture and you can actually identify the tires on the tractor difference between the front and back tires below that if you put hot spots in there because all scale the two small dots that you see are actually barbecues with religious clothes modern one is a mosaic of pictures that have been stitched together to show the a panorama of the runways that you expect this area is moving a tremendous space we’re in it now and we’re going to have to stay ahead and we concealer it’s going it’s going to require continuing rd two areas of most importance of propulsion and we’ll be looking at fuel cell applications for instance and the application robotics to manufacturing is another area that we see is going to be a hard pay off area we’ve been at it now for three hectic years we’ve had several cliffhangers but we’re still surviving we’ve accomplished a lot and we’re still enthusiastic and we’ve really had tenacity it’s been a huge learning experience the aeroplane bit was easy it’s all the things that you put inside sensors all the pirates and what have you given as issues but we’re clear with that now we need to complete the development of what we have lots of interest being shown out there we need to go out on demonstrations which we’re doing and we need to recoup our investment because we’ve gone through a lot of money it’s an exciting prospect the real chance here that could be a new

UAV industry established in Canada I think that what we have here is on the leading edge of that and we’re very pleased and we have a team and we’ve been looking at airplanes new airplanes different airplanes in the future thank thank you Brian I’d like to call upon j good Saul from solar ships please come and make his presentation I’m just going to reattach myself I guess I put once there I’m an infectious disease expert not because I’m a doctor or a scientist but because I’ve launched ventures that send me into some remote areas and I catch a lot of infectious diseases I was in a remote clinic one time with fleshy disease on my neck and I overheard the doctor talking to the nurse saying we think we have to amputate and that got me a little scared and I started thinking how do I get the hell out of here and the transport options weren’t very good and so I often joke about that’s how I got involved in this as an infectious disease expert I can tell you that I think the most destructive pathogen and infectious agent that I know of is doubt and once you catch doubt all if any of these innovators catch doubt they will fail and doubt is something that certain places suffer from a lot more than others and in Ontario we don’t suffer from doubt around hockey if anything were to happen in Ontario Hockey there would be rapid improvement there would be collective intelligence there’d be a lot of collaboration there would be a lot of investment Ontario is much bigger at remote remote area aviation than it is at hockey you go around the world they’re called beavers and buffaloes and and otters for a reason and so we’re really good at that we’re also very good at solar and and and the provincial government should be complemented for that because there’s a very large solar community here so if you wanted to do something solar you will have access to a lot of expertise and also electric vehicles over ninety percent of Ontario is really not very well populated it does not have service year round not by Road so this is a big problem and it’s really a reason why we’re so good at remote area aviation we have a huge industrial base in the south and a very big remote area that Sun serviced so it’s a bush plane world out of domestic necessity it’s a it’s a tradition in Ontario to go invent something really cool at home and then export it to the world and typically that’s about ten percent five percent at home and then ninety percent export problem and this is this comes from an Ontario government publication about what our Ontario’s advantages is we’re not very good we don’t really have great self-esteem we don’t really invest in our own we do innovate quite well but in terms of just pranking us in North America we’re 18 out of 20 communities that have risk capital in terms of investing in our own anybody’s believes that 18 out of 20 and anything is competitive is probably just standing in the way of progress so remote areas are very large that the fastest growing areas in the world economically so they crushed China in terms of raw economic growth in the next little while 100 times larger than Ontario in terms of physical space these are places that do not have infrastructure need infrastructure we are the world leaders in that we should be the world leaders in that there’s only one thing holding us back from that in terms of a market size today pretty big ten times bigger than Canada but growing at five point five percent right through the recession every else shivering in a corner they were growing so it’s a very exciting space to get into typically you would see these types of places where the lights are off but there are often populations and activities you don’t have infrastructure and so they have high growth and low infrastructure in these places around transport you have large demand little supply you have the typical say the usual suspect 44 how you would move things in people in Africa Africa is kind of the the best place to look at because it’s got the most amount of potential and least amount of infrastructure so the average truck goes 26 kilometers an hour in Africa from an aviation point of view that shouldn’t be too difficult to take on especially with a strong headwind and of course in our north ice roads are melting Thunder Bay for anybody that’s grown up in Thunder Bay or knows Thunder Bay in the winter very cold place the first ice road went north of thunder bay on februari 11th this year that’s not a sustainable thing anyway if you look at the greatest growth in Ontario and what will carry our health care and education system it’ll be northwestern Ontario and yet they don’t have infrastructure helicopter is a phenomenal machine especially at ten dollars a barrel maintenance repair and overhaul a little difficult with helicopters planes obviously great machines need fuel and runways this gap in what transport can do was quite well demonstrated in Haiti our head of state was from Jacmel Haiti 220,000 people died many of them didn’t need to die eight and a half days no transport 931 kilometers between Jacmel and Miami and so planes couldn’t do it

helicopters couldn’t do it that was quite an embarrassing thing for transport at the time soccer fields soccer fields are great they were just fine and you can go anywhere in the world you will find a cell phone you’ll also find a soccer field usually a coca-cola bottle too so our goal would be to create a vehicle that doesn’t need infrastructure bring your own and so without fuel without runways and roads the way if anybody’s heard about there’s a lot of talk about airships to the north and cargo airships and things like that there’s a there’s a there’s a law that gets bandied about called the cube square law essentially for if you have dynamic lift your dynamic lift expands the lifting surface expands by a factor of square and your volume of lift the volume of helium static lift goes up by a factor of cube and that’s where you get this great economics people talk about the great economics of lift around this hybrid aircraft so for us that the benefit also is with a flat surface we are also the square law would apply to the amount of solar surface you have to available to you we’ve built three ships and we are flying them nicely today I’ll go through a little bit of that often with these types of things you have false hope so on November 8 2009 we had an RC a flight that was beautiful everything was working perfectly it translated really nicely from the computer model and the wind tunnel model on look at that then we got into piloting and that was really difficult for us transport can has been very helpful in coaching us on how to do this properly and safely we’ve had a lot of we’ve got a lot of I would say support and advice from the aviation community here but it took us until about September 2012 to fly it under control and then when we went down the United States of America to talk to the four largest airship manufacturers in the world they said were the first ones in the world so when we’re at home we are surrounded by a low self esteem environment we would say well a lot of people say we can’t be doing that because the Americans you know how come the Americans how come the Russians how come the in the UK you can’t like no you’re not doing that well you go down to see the Americans and they say you’re the first in the world to do it so it’s not to be cranky but you know if it’s going to be cold here you should wear a parka you should protect yourself against that kind of doubt application number one for us is medical it’s critical supplies it’s very very small and there are a lot of the highest death rates in the world on the remote areas you can build a much smaller much cheaper much more entrepreneurial startup aircraft and get into remote areas with a very small load that is critical you can also measure the death rates who has the highest death rates in Ontario in Northern Ontario by far who has the highest death rates in Canada northern Canada who has the highest death rates in the world to remote areas so you get in there with with with critical cargo you can measure your impact in death rate and that has that’s pretty irrefutable Northern Ontario wants the 20-foot container aviation doesn’t do intermodal it doesn’t really a VA shins not designed to move shipping containers so really what northern Ontario’s asked for us is move the shipping container air cargo is three percent of the global freight business so it’s not really a big thing ships and trains and trucks trucks are the dominant force in moving Freight around and trucks need roads so in the remote areas they don’t have this and so if we can introduce the shipping container to intermodal then really it’s a great launching point but to keep it entrepreneurial because if you don’t get large amounts of venture capital you have to find something very small that you can do that is inexpensive and it has a high impact and has irrefutable impact solar a lot of people doubt that solar is powerful enough it’s true that solar is a wimp but solar car racing has put testosterone into the engineering community and let’s have a race have a race have a race that means that there’s a lot of available technology out there and you can go to that community get a lot of powerful stuff a large catamaran went around the world last year and it was extremely powerful in the early 90s there was a very good engineer who launched the solar plane not a very good marketer a very good marketer has come along in Solar Impulse Bell top guy from Switzerland and he flies right through the night with his plane so you can fly solar and it’s amazing how many people say you can’t bush plane community Zen air very very strong a practical bush plane operation out of Midland Ontario they invested in us and when they invested in us all of a sudden there’s a bit of a swing now there’s people who built 5,000 aircraft they’re very they’ve got a big installed base of maintenance repair and overhaul in 50 remote area markets around the world when they believe in you people start to believe in you we’ve submitted 13 proposals not to sound cranky to the Canadians and Ontarians out there but 13 proposals a lot of chop trees a lot of paper and just it people not sitting beside you looking out at the opportunity saying how can we do this it’s sort of a protective thing and talking about how we can’t do this we had for those in the crowd who have an entrepreneurial idea you have to find a human being in the system just one and because they’ll be in the room when you’re not in the room and if they can convince people to open their minds but what you can do that’s the start if you don’t have that human being it’s really difficult to do I would we would so we’ve had a really tough time

fortunately we’re funded and we have this demonstration to put on so we go to Thunder Bay we go north we drop off some critical cargo and we invite remote area operators from around the world to come to Thunder Bay and that’s really the simple next step for us our goal is to fly without fuel take off and land without any infrastructure and continue a great Ontario tradition of leading the world in this space thank you Thank You Jay I’d like now to call on Marni McVicker at arion to make her presentation I knees notes sorry guys so Aryan labs was established in 2007 we debut at OC discovery in 2008 a little scary for us and our products changed a bit that’s the area on scout if you saw it here it had it had bumper guards around it and it was held together loosely with spit and gum but now we have the area on scout it’s out there it’s doing cool things we’re going to talk about some of the cool things our product is kind of interesting but what our customers do with it is way more interesting last week we announced sky Ranger it’s bigger and badder than the Scout it flies a little bit longer ok twice as long it has improved environmental conditions that can handle better winds which is a big issue when you weigh five pounds it has a touchscreen interface the same as a scout so what that affords our operators to do is focus on the getting the data will we do the flying for them very important the other thing to this offers is an eoi our data stream so with our Scout you have to fly with a neo then go back up with your IR with this system you it’s one payload and it streams both to the ground simultaneously ok some of the cool things that we do i’ll let it speak for itself basically what we’ve tried to do is come up with a nice simple easy-to-use fast reliable cost-effective method for getting aerial information most people think of air unmanned aerial vehicles as a military solution yeah and it is and it’s been around for a lot of years but it’s the commercial side that we think is a lot more interesting so some of the industries were addressing now or really our partners are are listed here we’ll go through some of the pictures and you can see some of the cool things our customers are doing with it so I put this one first because Richards a big agriculture guy and he likes to see this stuff so it’s here for him so this is with multiple payload so what you can do with our vehicles go up flight the same route over and over and over again with three simple steps you tell it to take off you tell it to go to its first position and it flies itself and comes home and lance and it takes the images you see here they can be then used to fuse together for additional information here’s three different flights over the same area with three different cameras GIS is another big industry that we’re supporting this is actually pretty cool a couple of years ago Nome Alaska was running out of fuel they didn’t get their last delivery because the trucks couldn’t make it on the road so what they did is they brought a ship into the harbor and there was a big concern you know we’re bringing a big ship in its full of oil and it’s coming into an ice field Harbor how do we get it in safely so University of Alaska and BP have some of our systems they went out flew that flew what we call our auto grid came back and Stitch the image together to give them 3d information of the existing ice flow so that they could maneuver their ship in safely without any problems constructions another cool area this is this is fairly new for us is it allows our our users to go in and take pictures so that people can see the progress it also helps with security that they can go up and see what’s changed from the last time they flew again it flies exactly the same route each time infrastructure inspection because it’s a vertical take-off on landing system you need about three meters of takeoff and landing and it comes back and lands exactly where it took off so what you can do is go to the area’s fly up and without having to put people in harm’s way go up get the images that you see here in the bottom corner you can see a smokestack you can see the flames coming out in the past that would take a week for them to get up there and get the information they have to turn off the ovens wait for it to cool down send somebody up take the pictures and then it takes them another two days to get the plant back up and running they did this in half an hour without having to shut anything off shoreline assessment again brought to our front our friends at BP they’ve been doing some really cool things since the oil spill so again because you can fly the same route over and over day to day week to week month to month year to year and using some change change detection

technology can do shoreline assessment one of the other things that we did is university of alaska flew off of a boat with our system which is something no other UAV can do is encountered sea lions which they’ve never been able to do in the past because helicopters scare them they don’t like people and they seem to sense when the boats are coming these guys went up in the middle of the winter and flew in the Bering Straits to sea lions so you can see a larger area it’s pretty cool some of the stuff they do one of the other companies we deal with in the States does some pretty cool site analysis let me go out take pictures and then use it with their software and some 3d modeling so that they can analyze the sites we think that they do is pretty cool they’re one of our first customers they also do volumetric analysis what they used to do is it would take them a day to sit and survey this is actually a call pit to look at the coal to see where it had moved and how much was there by volume with our system it takes some 20 minutes to fly and about half an hour to process the data and they get much better accuracy using our system than they ever did on the ground one of the other cool things that you can do is as you go up and you take the pictures you can then render back into 3d models so areas where the satellite imagery has changed or it’s old or you just want to do some gather what’s there this allows people to do it without having the cost of paying one of those satellite guys for lots of money Public Safety is another key industry for us I got to speed up and running out of time so you can see all the things that is doing now as they say a picture’s worth 10,000 words this picture was taken in an undisclosed location and it gave law enforcement all the information they needed before they raided the compound it’s available for it’s used a lot for a security so can fly overhead it’s hard to see it’s safe tactical operations again go in allows police officer first responders to see what’s there for they send people in into hazardous locations again this is an aerial imagery stitched together so they can see 3d images explosives again it goes in you can have a look see what’s there the one on the tops not a real accident but the one on the bottom is it was an accident we went out took the images and stitch them together the other thing it can be outfitted with our air sensor so that you could send it in to make sure that it’s a safe environment prior to sending people into harm’s way it’s been used for fire detection in fact one of our partners was doing a demonstration and there was a fire on the next hill over they put on the thermal camera flew over gave the imagery to the fire people so they knew exactly where the fire is going and what it was doing and then a little more traditional search and rescue so from air eons point of view we believe that more companies developing more payloads and more data analysis tools will help our product and our industry grow and provide Ontario with more jobs thank you thank you Barney I liked how to ask Marie gable from Carleton University to come up please thank you good good morning I’m here to speak to you today about some innovations in training and simulation and our role of that plays in the aerospace sector first of all why do we use simulation while his number of reasons time and time again studies have showed the cost savings that can be realized by using simulation to support flight crew training so we’re saving money training can also be used to allow flight crews to do things that they just can’t do or at least they can’t do safely in aircraft in the real world so there’s factors of safety to consider there as well there’s a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished using training and simulation that covers a broad variety of air platforms we talked about the traditional flight simulator with a pilot as well as now with the emergence of UAVs ground control station and crew training associated with it we’ve also discovered that while we traditionally think about large flight simulators as big boxes on stilts moving around that there’s a great degree of training that can be achieved with low to medium fidelity simulation devices that assists in the overall cost effectiveness of simulation there are environmental considerations as well when we’re using simulation for training we are we’re not burning gas we’re not polluting the environment with noise and lastly while I’m talking specifically about simulation for flight crew training simulation plays a critical role as it relates to research analysis and development in the engineering sector and has for for many years I work for the Center for visualization and simulation or V sim at Carleton

University in Ottawa V sim is a multidisciplinary facility time together disciplines with an interest in visualization in simulation namely cognitive science aerospace mechanical engineering and immersive media and architecture interests we occupy a 65,000 foot square feet facility which we were allowed to establish through funding for both the provincial and federal governments and with excellent support from industry partners including prominent organizations such as CAE and grain prestigious and many many others lastly I need to say that the concept of operations that we embraced in creating V sim and what we do there is underpinned by a proven and excellent support enabled through the collaboration of industry academia and our government partners we couldn’t do what we do without that three-tiered collaboration what we do and why we do it well the group that I work with the advanced cognitive engineering laboratory are interested in the field of human perception primarily and human perception how it affects fidelity of simulation as you can appreciate a simulation environment or a flight simulator is in essence an approach at fooling the participant into believing that they are somewhere they are not or doing something they aren’t actually doing so I’m sure you can then extend and appreciate that by better understanding how we perceive the world around us we can understand what is important for a simulation conversely what is not important and place our emphasis and our focus and our investment on those areas that we’ve proven objectively to be important in the simulation environment we like to call this approach focused fidelity that is across the breadth of a simulation environment the fidelity the simulation is focused on the areas that we know to be most important and most relevant to particular training context this all ties into factors that affect development in Northern Ontario and ira cultural development insofar as as you’ve already heard this morning the traditional approach to expanding road infrastructure or rail infrastructure is just not economically sustainable we need different ways of accomplishing the same business we’ve heard from experts and you’ll see various examples around the show floor of innovations and airships and in uninhabited aerial vehicles as being key enablers to providing alternative solutions for our infrastructure requirements where there is an expansion in volume or scope of the airborne platforms there’s an increased need for training for pilots for ground control operators and the like where there is an increased need for training there’s an increased need for simulation to enable cost-effective and efficient training solutions as a case study I’d like to talk for a couple of minutes about the use of night-vision goggles in the civilian sector now in most people hear about night-vision goggles they think about the military they think about special forces and the like whoever the case is that over the last couple of years there’s been an increased usage of night-vision goggles or NVGs by both the law enforcement as well as by the EMS or air ambulance services sector you can appreciate that for operators of an air ambulance attending to a scene of perhaps an accident in a rural community far removed from from urban centers there are no prepared airfields there’s no helipads there’s often very little lighting and this air crew nest has to fly in under inhospitable conditions at night with threats such as electrical wires and other safety risks that put the lives of the crew and obviously their ability to service the community in peril night vision goggles have the opportunity of expanding the environment the horizon allowing those air crew to operate safely an example we can see here that affects the agricultural industry is a use case involving the distribution of pesticides and herbicides in Lee County Florida the use of NVGs allowed the crew distributing the pesticides to operate at night in an environment with decreased surface winds to provide for better dissemination of the herbicide and pesticides to as well as to decrease the risk to of exposure of the surrounding community to those pesticides a simple but but effective example the numbers on this chart give you an idea from 2011 to 2013 the use of NVGs in police helicopters and EMS service has more than doubled this trend is expected to continue to triple the use of NVGs over the next couple of years as a result Transport Canada and the FAA in the US are developing regulation frameworks it in order to allow them to capture how standard civil citizens flying their Cessnas may also be able to make use of NVGs right now the use by police and EMS are treated as special cases and special regulatory frameworks are in place to support that

so people will be using these NVGs and views of simulation of course is a key enabler to enabling effective training as traditionally the training and simulation environment the flight simulator industry isn’t clearly capable of addressing the needs for training the use of night-vision goggles simulation can play a critical role there so in summary I like to say that the growth of the aviation industry in terms of volume of platforms and the scope and type of platforms is going to require increased ability to train and train effectively and in a cost-effective manner that need can be addressed through the increased use of modeling and simulation for training as it relates to NVGs we’ve seen the traditional flight simulation or flight training industry is not equipped right now to provide training effective training on NVGs so anyone who wants to fly in mdgs can only do so by burning gas and flying it in the real world with inherent risks and other factors that I’ve already discussed associated with that nvg familiarization and training be met effectively by medium to low fidelity simulations that’s a significant cost savings and increase in safety and lastly as it relates to both with the ongoing funding from organizations such as oce Ontario industry and academia are in a prime position to step up and address these needs through simulation and training thank you thank you very thank you very much how much time do we have left ten minutes so i think we’ll proceed to a question in our comment period so if anyone has a question and our comment i’d like you to go up to the microphones in the aisles or lift up your hand and we’ll be happy to bring a microphone to you so I’m interested rod when you had your presentation you had some technologies there and you said you would have added some based on what mr. daya mata said yesterday so what would those technologies be I think the I think the computational power that exists is got to be a huge factor for us if you think about I sort of alluded to it and I have sensors in data fusion so that idea of bringing together all of the information that necessary I mean for four pilots situational awareness is still the biggest challenge they have okay and that is something that could be much enhanced through that sensors data fusion but what what underpins that of course is that computing power that he alluded to the other the other example that not many of us are comfortable with this notion but there are serious people examining the prospects of pilotless aircraft we saw the Google car yesterday in Peter diamond eNOS presentation and it’s not unthinkable that you could have somewhere in the foreseeable future future pilotless aircraft so I think it’s those I mean he mentioned the printing and so on but it’s I think more than anything it’s that computational kind of capability that and the exponential change in that say again yes but not on commercial flights yet thank you very much that may be a while thanks Estelle visited our performance computing area OC is in a collaboration with IBM to precisely address these sets of issues so if you you may wish to check that out there is down the end there someplace I haven’t seen the whole place yet I want to your data my name is Estelle hava I’m from National Research Council industrial research assistance program I’m part of the NRC Iraq aerospace sector team NRC is working on approval of a an NRC aerospace program called civilian UAS we’re reaching out to the community for people who have it’s basically focusing on small UAS is between 25 to 50 kilograms and we’re looking for various SMEs industry partners to work with us on in this area so it’s not necessarily in the aircraft side but also huge you know software side one of the big challenges is this whole sense and avoid and materials so please please come see me it’s this is going to be a very exciting program and more and more we’re going to need the SME players to help us

out on this have you made your press release yet because I’ve been talking to George the blog member waiting for the government to actually announce the program ok I think from my presentation you saw that we were already active in many of the areas of property of interest to you and if there’s any opportunity of teaming would certainly like be part of it sorry no no no we’re we’re 5555 kilogram we’re sorry 55 pounds 25 killed over a small airplane there are only 15 feet spans so we but we can do things are normally associated with much bigger airplanes that’s our forte I I do have I have a question that i’d like to ask any of the panelists because you’re the guys that are dealing with the government agencies I constantly hear that transport canada is working with you however we’re way behind the US which surprises me because the US has been the country most threatened in the world versus canada and where do you see the future are things happening and when do you have some time line well Transport Canada has been working with an industry group through you vs canada and they’ve put together some preliminary recommendations as to what the future should be in terms of regulation for aeroplanes and for manufacturers becoming qualified to release their products I think we’re not very far behind the US and in some areas I’ve heard he argued that we are in front so I don’t think we’re deficient we’re certainly doing quite well in the area a couple of years away I think we may see the regulations in place we plan to add against that we did design our airplanes beat part 23 which is the Civil regulations we could see this was coming so we’re ready for it in terms of the micro unmanned aerial vehicles transport Canada’s leaps and bounds ahead of the FAA I’m sorry it’s been to our advantage it shut down development of small products like ours in the u.s. because they can’t get authorization to fly whereas we’ve been fine since 2007 with a lot of support from Transport Canada I can add some anecdotal information of that I in February I was sitting at a dinner table with a fellow from the FAA they have eight regions one headquarters and they have ten different opinions as to what has to be happy well so so in the airship space the FAA does not have people they don’t have government employees were in charge of advising and regulation they have industry so if you’re one of the big manufacturers of airships then then usually you you help your the FAA person for your region and so that would be at best collaborative and some would say that’s a little too tight between industry and government we found transfer Canada be very helpful and they also I think they feel that that the hybrid airship is coming and our North is in need of it so I don’t know how far advanced they are visibly the FAA in terms of just regulation but I know they’re getting ready and they don’t want to be falling behind I’d like the past I’d like to pass the floor on to Richard now well first off I’d like to thank panel members I’ve known many of them for a long time I just met Jay today i hope we achieved we we tried to achieve which was to stimulate your thought process to show you that innovation is really taking place in aerospace and also show you that the collaborations are developing but also just like to thank you all for being here it’s you know we do these things at oce because we’re trying to stimulate these partnerships and we’re trying to get more people involved in the process because more people need more questions and more problems and that’s things for us to solve keep stay tuned the premier made an announcement yesterday about a voucher program in another little while there the details will follow and I don’t want to shoot y’all but there could be a good surprise in the aerospace business so for that thank you time to go to lunch and I have a small token for these guys