Program: John Rathbun with Southwest Energy will present “Utilizing sUAS in Modeling, Measurement, and Blast Design.”
Sponsor: AVAILABLE! Please contact Francisco Barrios if interested!
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Abstract: The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) addition of Part 107 to the 14 CFRs in late 2016 allowed for the licensing and operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for commercial use. This added an invaluable tool for the mining industry, specifically to blast design and optimization. Aside from ensuring an optimal perspective for blast filming, utilizing sUAS coupled with various modeling packages brings an entirely new aspect to pattern design and gives the blaster an unparalleled confidence in the outcome.
Speaker: Before hiring on with Southwest Energy, where he has been employed for 5 years as a Technical Service Engineer based here in Tucson, John Rathbun attended the University of Kentucky where he received a degree in Mining Engineering. After graduation he remained at the university as a post-graduate researcher for the University of Kentucky Explosives Research Team (UKERT) working on projects pertaining to commercial blast optimization, threat mitigation, explosive safety, and testing. He has authored and presented 3 papers at the annual ISEE conference as well as a publication in the Blasting & Fragmentation Journal. He currently sits as the Social Chair for the ISEE Emerging Professionals where they work to retain and recruit students and young blasters in the explosives industry.
Include for EACH Person (badge will be printed as provided):
$31 SME Tucson members who reserve by deadline.
$39 non-members who reserve by deadline.
Add $3 to above ($34/$42) for late RSVPs if space allows.
Free for current UA mining students who are UA SME members.
Payable at the door by cash, credit card, or check payable to SME Tucson.
Cost does not include bar drinks. Cash bar is available.