AUVSI Announces 2022 XCELLENCE Awards Finalists

April 13, 2022
The winners will be announced during the in-person component of XPONENTIAL on April 26-28, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

AUVSI presents the finalists for the fifth annual AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards. The awards recognize the accomplishments of companies, organizations, and individuals 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. The winners will be announced during the in-person component of XPONENTIAL on April 26-28, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.


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


Enabling Components & Peripherals

  • Amprius Technologies, 450+ Wh/kg Li-Ion Batteries with Silicon Nanowire™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, Inc., 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


Humanitarian Project or 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


  • 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

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