AUVSI Announces 2022 XCELLENCE Awards Finalists


AUVSI presents the finalists for the fifth annual AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards. The awards recognize the achievements of companies, organizations, and individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing autonomy, leading and promoting the safe adoption of autonomous systems, and developing programs that use these technologies to save lives and improve the human condition. Winners will be announced during the in-person component of XPONENTIAL April 26-28 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.


Enterprise app

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


Activating Components and Devices

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

Hardware and systems design

  • AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., eBee TAC
  • Easy Aerial, Inc., Easy Aerial Raptor Intelligent Aerial Surveillance 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 UAS Industry Stakeholders
  • Auterion, Auterion Suite, the centerpiece of your drone operation
  • Modern Technology Solutions, Incorporated, Supervised Autonomous Function Executive (SAFE)
  • Percpeto, Percepto AIM: automated, end-to-end visual inspection
  • 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: VolCAN Project Team, VolCAN Project: Cumbre Vieja Volcano
  • United Nations World Food Program (WFP), WFP Drones: Expanding Humanitarian Horizons

public safety

  • Black Swift Technologies, BVLOS Guidance Mission to Advance Volcanic Activity Monitoring and Early Warning
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety (AVS), Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, Michael O’Shea – Federal Aviation Administration Public Safety Support 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 Florida State University Disaster Incident Response Team (DIRT), Small UAS at Surfside Florida Condo Collapse Response
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (AUS) Strategic Programs Directorate, AUS-430, Public Safety Liaison/Strategic Programs Directorate, FAA/AUS-430 with support from SAIC


  • Drone Delivery Canada Corp., integration of cargo drones into the controlled airspace of a major international airport
  • Einride, Einride Pod Expedition 100% Electric and Fully Autonomous
  • 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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