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April 28, 2022
AUVSI Announces Fifth Annual XCELLENCE Award Winners

Award Recognizes Achievements in Operations, Technology and Innovation


(ARLINGTON, VA) — Association for Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) today announced the winners of the fifth annual XCELLENCE Awards during an awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022. The awards recognize companies and organizations, and individuals that achieved significant  accomplishments in operations, technology and innovation across the uncrewed systems community.


“During AUVSI’s 50th anniversary year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of the uncrewed systems industry within the last half-century, reflecting on lessons learned, and looking ahead to our vision for the future,” said Brian Wynne, President and CEO of AUVSI. “The 2022 XCELLENCE award winners represent some of the leading innovations and organizations that will help us reach our shared vision of assured autonomy.”


The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators 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. Winners in each category are listed below. 


XCELLENCE in Operations


Enterprise Application

  • First Place: Florida Power & Light Company, FPLAir Blue Sky Operations
  • Second Place: PABLO AIR Co., Ltd., Integrated UAM Management System with PAMNet 
  • Third Place: Percepto, Dronifying Critical Infrastructure


XCELLENCE in Technology


 Enabling Components & Peripherals

  • First Place: CENTUM Research & Technology, Lifeseeker Mini Light Version 
  • Second Place: Amprius Technologies, 450+ Wh/kg Li-Ion Batteries with Silicon NanowireTM Technology 
  • Third Place: Honeywell, Honeywell BVLOS Suite


Hardware & Systems Design

  • First Place: Easy Aerial, Easy Aerial Raptor Smart Aerial Monitoring System 
  • Second Place: Stratom, Rapid™ Autonomous Refueling
  • Third Place: AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., eBee TAC


Software Design and Coding

  • First Place: Percpeto, Percepto AIM: Automated Visual Inspection, End-to-End 
  • Second Place: Verizon Robotics, Skyward Drone Software Platform
  • Third Place: Auterion, Auterion Suite, The Centerpiece of your Drone Operation


XCELLENCE in Innovation

  • First Place: Drone Delivery Canada Corp., Integrating Cargo Drones into Controlled Airspace at a Major International Airport 
  • Second Place: Wing, Store-to-Door Delivery by Wing
  • Third Place: TuSimple, TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network 


For more information about AUVSI visit For more information about the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards and XPONENTIAL 2022, visit

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