Harrison Wolf | Unmanned Systems Institute

Harrison Wolf

Aviation Safety & Security Program

University of Southern California

Panel – UAS Technology: Current and Future Trends

Harrison Wolf is the principal UAS technologies consultant and content generator for wolfuas.com. He is currently the lead researcher and developer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the USC Aviation Safety & Security Program within Viterbi School of Engineering. In this capacity he is the task leader for standards development within the ASTM F-38.02 Development of Best Practices for Operational Risk Assessments for sUAS. Harrison teaches the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulations and Legislation module for the University of Southern California course entitled “Safety Management Systems for Remotely Piloted Aircraft.” He also created this course for USC at the behest of the program Director and has taught elements of this course internationally. Harrison received the Early Career Achievement award for his work at USC Engineering in UAS developments.

Harrison manages courses and research in Safety Management Systems for UAS while helping to develop the safety assessments and regulations for UAS Integration into the NAS. He has been an invited speaker at CASI Aero in Toronto, Seattle Aviation Law Group, as well as IEEE Aerospace, and often presents internationally the role of “drones” in accident investigation, insurance modeling, regulatory evolution, applications, and technology development. Harrison has 8 published works on UAS Integration Regulation Framework, International Trafficking in Arms Regulation Reforms and Safety Management Systems for Aerospace, The Economics of Commercial Space Flight and UAVs, and is currently working on never before seen safety case data from FAA FOIA requests. His other current projects include developing a software platform for Aviation Security for the UN World Food Program.

Harrison graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in Political Science and received his Masters in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He also has pursued extensive post-graduate work with the Marshall School of Business in technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and innovation.