AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards Finalists Announced

The Association for Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) has named the finalists for the annual AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards 2022 By Sarah Simpson / 08 Apr 2022
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The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards recognize the accomplishments of companies, organizations, and individuals across the uncrewed systems community. The winners will be announced during AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 on April 25-28, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

The Awards are split into four categories: XCELLENCE in Operations, XCELLENCE in Technology, XCELLENCE in Innovation and XCELLENCE in Mission and are designed to honor innovators with a demonstrated commitment to advancing autonomy, leading, and promoting safe adoption of uncrewed systems, and developing programs that use these technologies to save lives and improve the human condition.

President and CEO of AUVSI, Brian Wynne commented, “During AUVSI’s 50th anniversary year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the uncrewed systems industry within the last half-century, reflecting on lessons learned, and looking ahead to our vision for the future. The 2022 XCELLENCE award finalists represent some of the leading innovations and organizations that will help us reach our shared vision of assured autonomy.”

This year, five Unmanned Systems Technology partners have been shortlisted as finalists. In the XCELLENCE Technology category LightWare LiDAR’s LandingSense™ is a finalist in the Enabling Components & Peripherals group. SBG Systems’ New Pulse-40 Miniature Tactical Grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) is a finalist in the Hardware & Systems Design group, and both Auterion’s Auterion Suite and AlarisPro’s AlarisPro Safety Ecosystem (ASE) are finalists in the Software Design and Coding group. Also Black Swift Technologies’ Pathfinding BVLOS Mission for Advancing Volcano Activity Monitoring and Early Warning, is a finalist in the Public Safety group within the XCELLENCE in Mission category.

Here’s a complete list of the XCELLENCE Award finalists for 2022:

XCELLENCE in Operations

Enterprise Application

  • Florida Power & Light Company, FPLAir Blue Sky Operations
  • N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation, N.C. Department of Transportation Drone Operations
  • PABLO AIR Co., Ltd., Integrated UAM Management System with PAMNet
  • Percepto, Dronifying Critical Infrastructure
  • Plus, PlusDrive – Applying Autonomous Trucking Technology Today

XCELLENCE in Technology

Enabling Components & Peripherals

  • Amprius Technologies, 450+ Wh/kg Li-Ion Batteries with Silicon NanowireTM Technology
  • CENTUM Research & Technology, Lifeseeker Mini Light Version
  • Honeywell, Honeywell BVLOS Suite
  • LightWare LiDAR LLC, LightWare LiDAR : LandingSense™
  • Pierce Aerospace, Flight Portal ID

Hardware & Systems Design

  • AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., eBee TAC
  • Easy Aerial, Easy Aerial Raptor Smart Aerial Monitoring System
  • SBG Systems, New Pulse-40 Miniature Tactical Grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • Stratom, Rapid™ Autonomous Refueling
  • TuSimple, TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network

Software Design and Coding

  • AlarisPro, AlarisPro Safety Ecosystem (ASE) – Connecting all Stakeholders in the UAS Industry
  • Auterion, Auterion Suite, The Centerpiece of your Drone Operation
  • Modern Technology Solutions, Incorporated, Supervised Autonomous Function Executive (SAFE)
  • Percpeto, Percepto AIM: Automated Visual Inspection, End-to-End
  • Verizon Robotics, Skyward Drone Software Platform

XCELLENCE in Innovation

  • Drone Delivery Canada Corp., Integrating Cargo Drones into Controlled Airspace at a Major International Airport
  • Einride, Einride Pod 100% Electric and Fully Autonomous Shipping
  • TuSimple, TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network
  • UPS Flight Forward Inc., UPS Flight Forward Delivers COVID-19 Vaccine by Drone
  • Wing, Store-to-Door Delivery by Wing

XCELLENCE in Mission

Humanitarian Project/Program

  • Andrones, Mapping and Treatment of Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Breeding Sites with Drones (vector of Dengue, Zyka and Chkungunya diseases)
  • Douglas Thron Cinematography and Animal Rescue, Doug to the Rescue TV Show
  • Little Arms Studios, LLC, Zephyr Drone Simulator
  • TEKEVER, TEKEVER AR5 Lifesaver
  • The University of New Mexico: Project VolCAN Team, Project VolCAN: Cumbre Vieja Volcano
  • United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), WFP Drones: Broadening Humanitarian Horizons

Public Safety

  • Black Swift Technologies, Pathfinding BVLOS Mission for Advancing Volcano Activity Monitoring and Early Warning
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety (AVS), Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, Michael O’Shea – Public Safety Support by Federal
  • Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
  • New York City Fire Department, FDNY Robotics
  • Story County Sheriff’s Office, Story County Sheriff’s Office UAS Team
  • Miami Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR) and the Florida State University Disaster Incident Response Team (DIRT), Small UAS at Surfside Florida Condo
  • Collapse Response
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (AUS) Strategic Programs Branch, AUS-430, Public Safety Liaison/Strategic Programs Branch, FAA/AUS-430 with support from SAIC

As the uncrewed systems industry’s largest trade show and conference, XPONENTIAL offers a broad-based and balanced educational program brimming with cutting-edge content and inspirational insights, ranging from policy implications and technical challenges to use cases and best practices across vertical markets and everything in between. in an official partner of AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL. For more information about the XCELLENCE awards and XPONENTIAL 2022 and to register, visit:

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