Airbus UTM, Wireless & Comms Architect
As the Wireless & Communications Architect for Airbus UTM, Vanessa works on identifying the communications challenges and requirements of integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the airspace. She has been involved in helping shape many UAS/UTM/UAM standards, regulatory and policy work, especially around spectrum topics. Previously Vanessa was the Communications Subsystem Lead in the Engineering Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center for small spacecraft missions, including the LADEE project which successfully launched in 2013, among contributions to many other projects and collaborations. Before working at Ames, she also spent time working at JPL, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.
Airbus is a member of the Global UTM Association.