Documents and Presentations

I have been a leader in the UAS community in the Washington metro area and have given a number of talks about the UAV industry, safely operating quadcopter drones and the internals of how quadcopters work. More information about some of my talks can be found below.

UAV Industry Overview and Trends: Georgetown MBA Alumni Club, Feb 23 2016




This talk was delivered to a group of Georgetown University MBA program students and alumni. The talk provided an overview of the UAV industry, discussed major applications of UAVs focusing on the particularly disruptive applications in mapping and surveying and reviewed current and projected legal and regulatory environment.

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Building a Quadcopter

This talk was delivered to the DC Drones User Group and focused on the technical details of how quadcopters work and how to build one.

Tech Talk: Building a Drone

Monday, Apr 27, 2015, 7:00 PM

*Nova Labs (needs room assigment)
1916 Isaac Newton Square West Reston, VA

36 Operators Went

Ankur, a member of our DC DUG community and engineer by training, has been working on making his own drone including the hardware and the software (flight control system, communication system, and flight control application). He can control the yaw/pitch/roll using an Xbox controller connected to his computer. He has volunteered to give a talk abou…

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Flying a 3D Robotics Iris+

This talk focused on various operational aspects of using a 3D Robotics Iris+, a programmable, multi-purpose small UAV capable of flying autonomous missions.

Speaker Series: Flying with a 3DRobotics IRIS

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:00 PM

Nova Labs
1916 isaac newton square Reston, VA

29 Operators Went

Ankur is back to do a talk about his experiences in using the 3DRobotics IRIS!The talk will focus on:- Setting up the Iris- First flight – pre-arm checks- Best practices with using the Iris- Various sensors on board the Iris- Communicating with the Iris – Radio/MavLink- Various flight modes – Alt Hold, Loiter, Circle, Auto etc.- Various Fai…

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