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ASSURE PARTNER Kansas State Polytechnic Expands its Small Drone Training to Denver

March 18, 2018 - SALINA — Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus is again taking its unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, expertise on the road, offering its Part 107 preparation course April 27-29 in the ...
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ASSURE Partner Kansas State Polytechnic Collaborates with Professional Football Team Salina Liberty to Fly Drones During Games

March 16, 2018 - The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems capabilities to now include sports and entertainment operations with the help of a professional indoor football team. The ...
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ASSURE Partner Kansas State Polytechnic Offering UAS Training for Law Enforcement

February 21, 2018 - SALINA — Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is working with law enforcement partners to offer a training course specifically targeted at how first responders can utilize unmanned aircraft systems in ...
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Mississppi State's Precision Agrculture and Geosystems Research Institute Collaborate with Aerial Applicators to Maximize Drone Technology

February 19, 2018 - The frequent roar and rush of streaking yellow airplanes during the mid-south growing season is often taken for granted. For those on the ground, taking to the skies to deliver vital pesticides and nutrients may ...
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The MSU Office of Research and Economic Development's HPC2 Member Research Centers and Institutes Play a Key Role in Building Economic Development in State

January 18, 2018 - Economic development is a team sport. It takes lots of partners pulling together and bringing all resources to bear to land the projects that will bring dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of jobs to our state. Mississippi ...
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Kansas State Polytechnic Offers Free Drone Tips Webinar and Live Question-and-answer Session

January 2, 2018 - Unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones, are popular gifts over the holiday season and a widespread hobby for flying enthusiasts. Many systems are sold and marketed as ready to fly; however, it ...
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Law Enforcement Looks to the Sky for Technological Advantage

December 18, 2017 - Imagine a suspected drug dealer taking off on foot before investigators can get to him. A tracking dog gets on his scent but is about 10 minutes behind. By the time the dog leads officers to a hideout, the suspect ...
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ASSURE Researchers have a Good Week: UAS Airborne Collision Severity Final Report Released

December 1, 2017 - Study finds drones more damaging than bird strikes to planes Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid motors, batteries and other parts, a study released ...
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Mississippi Public Universities Play Large Role in Aerospace Industry

November 13, 2017 - From the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1903 to putting man on the moon in 1969, the 20th Century was a remarkable time for the aerospace field. In the 21st Century, we have even greater opportunities ...
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University of North Dakota UAS Counter-Measures Research

October 26, 2017 - University of North Dakota Electrical Engineering faculty member Naima Kaabouch focuses a lot of her time these days on devising ways to improve the safety and security of aircraft. Her work covers jamming, spoofing, ...
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Insitu Opens Innovative, High-Tech Facility in Starkville, Home of Mississippi State and the FAA's Center of Excellence for UAS Research

October 10, 2017 - Insitu held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of its new facility in Starkville, Mississippi. The company's partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration's Center of Excellence for Unmanned ...
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For ASSURE Partner ERAU, 'The Sky's No Limit'

October 4, 2017 - As unmanned technology develops at lightning speed and news feeds increasingly feature reports of drones encroaching on U.S. airspace and sometimes even commercial aircraft, airports across the country urgently ...
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Mississippi State University and ERAU-Daytona UAS GREEN Energy Research Findings Published

September 27, 2017 - Embry-Riddle Aeronautics University used a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to study the effects of wind turbines on farmland beneath them and found that they can impact soil, crops and livestock. Farmers can ...
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MSU Flies Second Drone Mission of its Kind

September 22, 2017 - An unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or "drone" performed a mission for only the second time during the Mississippi State University vs. LSU football game last Saturday. In addition to leading Federal Aviation Administration ...
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Ohio State Sets Drone World Speed Record: Autonomous Jet UAV Flies at 147 mph for 28 Miles over Lake Erie

September 11, 2017 - The Ohio State University's Aerospace Research Center has set a world speed record for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of any size, pending verification. Ohio State's UAV flew autonomously with sustained average ...
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Country's Only Unmanned Aircraft Regional Flight Center Opens at Camp Shelby and Led by Mississippi State the FAA's COE for UAS

August 24, 2017 - Mississippi once again has proven it is one of the best locations in the country for military training and technology, 4th Congressional District Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Mississippi, said during a press conference ...
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Kansas State's Applied Aviation Research Center, PrecisonHawk Continue Key UAS Flight Collaboration

August 21, 2017 - The Applied Aviation Research Center on Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus is continuing its work with PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, on operational testing with unmanned ...
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NMSU’s UAS-STEM summer camp exceeds expectations

August 17, 2017 - With the increasing popularity of unmanned aerial systems, also known as drones, New Mexico State University capitalized on the opportunity to educate students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...
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UAS Program Flourishes at Mississippi State

July 25, 2017 - Unmanned aerial systems research at Mississippi State University is gaining national and international prestige. More of the same is what David Shaw, the university's vice president for research and economic development, ...
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Mississippi State's Geosystems Research Insitute and Ag. Extension Team Shares Information about Drone Research Program

July 20, 2017 - Mississippi producers considering the purchase of a drone for their operations are increasingly looking to Louis Wasson for advice. The Mississippi State University Senior Extension Associate says one of the reasons ...
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MSU Geosystems Research Institute and ASSURE Drone Programs Garner National Attention on Fox News

July 18, 2017 - Some Mississippi State University based unmanned aerial system (UAS) programs will be featured on national television Monday, July 17, 2017. Fox Business Network was on campus Friday filming the Alliance for System ...
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Fox News Highlights Mississippi State Geosystems Research Institute and ASSURE Unmanned Aerial System Research Programs

July 18, 2017 - From crop dusting to package delivery, commercial drones are about to become a part of everyday life. "Just in the last 18 months, we've registered twice as many unmanned aircraft (as) we registered all aircraft ...
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After dark: Kansas State University Polytechnic, an ASSURE Partner, Approved to Conduct UAS flight at Night

June 22, 2017 - The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its unmanned aircraft systems capabilities to now include flight operations after dark. Kansas State Polytechnic's Applied Aviation Research Center, which ...
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Drexel University, an ASSUREuas Research Partner, Works with Simlat System to Study Human Factors in Drone Operations

June 20, 2017 - Philadelphia-based Drexel University has been deploying an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training and simulation system from Simlat to study human factors in drone operations. The use of the system is facilitated ...
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ASSURE Associate Director, Stephen 'Lux' Luxion Presents Research and Development Updates at Engergy Drone Coalition

June 15, 2017 - Industry Leaders Converge for Energy Drone Summit & Workshops June 20-21, Houston, Texas Energy Drone Coalition, a ground-breaking resource with events, news and market intelligence that focuses specifically ...
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Kansas State Polytechnic Offers Night Flight, UAS Data Imaging Training in June

June 7, 2017 - Pilots of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, can participate in essential training with industry experts this summer. Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, Salina, is offering several training ...
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How the FAA Currently Views Drone Usage

June 7, 2017 - Unmanned aircraft systems have been increasingly popular. Here's what you need to know. Personal unmanned aircraft systems -- better known as drones -- have become popular purchases among consumers. Sales of drones ...
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ASSURE UAS Research Experts Arterburn and Blanks Discuss Latest Advances in Ground Safety with Bloomberg Business

June 7, 2017 - Hank sat impassively on a Virginia Tech athletic field, ready to take it on the chin for the future of drone commerce. About 30 yards away, an eight-rotor unmanned copter hovered, buzzing like a swarm of bees. ...
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DJI Welcomes FAA-Commissioned Report Analyzing Drone Safety Near People

June 6, 2017 - DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes today's report from the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), the FAA's designated Center of Excellence, ...
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Mississippi State's VP of Research Leads Task-force that will Tap ASSURE, Northern Gulf and Geostyems Research Institute's UAS Research to Meet Critical Needs for Economic Development on Gulf Coast

June 2, 2017 - Mississippi State's chief research officer will play a key leadership role in a new statewide maritime technologies initiative. Gov. Phil Bryant announced the formation of his Ocean Task Force today [June 1] in ...
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Drone Complier and ASSURE Create Partnership

May 31, 2017 - Drone Complier announced today that it has partnered with the Alliance for Systems Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) to support drone operations and compliance management. ASSURE, a consortium of ...
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Mississippi State's ASSUREuas, GRI and NGI will give Governor UAS Demonstrations During Visit to Coast

May 31, 2017 - Governor coming to Coast to Create Ocean Task Force Gov. Phil Bryant will be on the Coast on Thursday to formally create an ocean task force, but his office isn't saying exactly what it is or what its purpose will ...
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ERAU takes Drone Demo to Alva, Oklahoma to Teach how to Assess Storm Damage

May 23, 2017 - Dan Macchiarella, Ph.D, a professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, was in Alva talking on the topic of drone use. He is pictured in a trailer that provided large screen images ...
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Aviation International News Features ASSURE UAS Ground Collision Severity Report

May 4, 2017 - FAA's Center of Excellence for UAS Research Assesses Injury Potential of Drone Striking Person. The potential for a person to be seriously injured by a drone strike appears to be dramatically less than the potential ...
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ASSUREuas, UAH, KU, ERAU and MSSTATE's UAS Research Makes USA TODAY Headlines

May 2, 2017 - What happens if a drone hits you in the head? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to know, so they conducted a study to understand and mitigate the risks of drones flying over people, and what happens ...
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Unmanned Aerial Online Features ASSUREuas, UAH, ERAU, KU, and MSSTATE's UAS Work

May 2, 2017 - Examining the Age-Old Question: What Are the Risks of Flying Drones Over People?The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) designated ...
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FAA and ASSURE Announce Results of Ground Collision Study

April 28, 2017 - What could happen if a drone hit a person on the ground? What's the risk of serious injury? Can those risks be reduced? Although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can't yet definitively answer those questions, ...
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ASSURE Partner Embry-Riddle Brings in UAS Training and Simulation Classroom

April 21, 2017 - Prescott, Ariz.-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has received an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training and simulation classroom from Simlat, an Israel-based provider of next-generation training ...
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Mississippi State, Home of the FAA COE FOR UAS Research, is Selected to Lead Homeland Security UAS Test Site

April 20, 2017 - Mississippi State University will lead a major research and development project for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after a rigorous and highly competitive review process. The DHS Science and Technology ...
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ASSURE Partner Kansas State Polytechnic's UAS Program Expands Part 107 Short Course to Dallas

April 7, 2017 - The nationally ranked unmanned aircraft systems program on Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus is taking its Part 107 preparation course on the road and heading south. Designed to help professionals successfully ...
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Rogers Named Director of MSU-led UAS Center of Excellence

March 29, 2017 - A nationally recognized aerospace authority has joined Mississippi's leading research university on a full-time basis after serving in an interim role. Effective March 1, Marty W. Rogers is now the new director ...
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Customizing UAS Payloads and Technology to Identify Invasive Plant Species in the Gulf Coast

March 16, 2017 - A team of researchers, unmanned aerial vehicle pilots, biologists and student workers from Mississippi State University have identified a tall, grass species that has invaded coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico. ...
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NUAIR Alliance UAS Research bring SAAB Business and Jobs to NY

February 3, 2017 - In Dewitt, New York, Swedish aerospace and defense firm, Saab, is ramping up its product offerings in the U.S., and the Syracuse area is set to benefit. Saab Defense and Security USA, the company's U.S. subsidiary, ...
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ASSURE and Mississippi State UAS Partner, Insitu, Excited for Mississippi Opportunities

February 1, 2017 - Executives from Washington-based Insitu, an industry-leading information provider in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) field, said Tuesday they are excited to grow partnerships and provide employment opportunities ...
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K-State Polytechnic Provides Tips on Safe Operations for Drone Hobbyists

January 3, 2017 - Started almost 10 years ago, the Kansas State Polytechnic Unmanned Aerial Systems program has made safe operations the cornerstone of its classroom curriculum, research and flight instruction. And with the Federal ...
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Partners K-State Polytechnic, Westar Energy Advance Electric Utility Inspection with UAS

January 3, 2017 - Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus and Kansas-based power company Westar Energy are propelling the electric utility industry forward by innovating inspection and maintenance methodologies with drone technology. With ...
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FAA Expected to Approve ASSURE Partner ND UAS Test Site for BVLOS Flights

January 3, 2017 - Speaking at a roundtable discussion with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said he expects the FAA to next week announce BVLOS approval for the agency's test site based ...
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ASSURE, led by Mississippi State, Geosystem Research Institute Researchers and Pilots Explain Mississippi's Future with UAS

December 16, 2016 - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States report shows the economic benefit of UAS integration. AUVSI's findings ...
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ASSUREuas' Lead university, Mississippi State University, Research Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 100 Research Institutions

November 21, 2016 - The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2015 places the university at 94th overall among public and private institutions in the country, based on $226.4 million ...
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ASSUREuas, lead University, Mississippt State Making UAS Magazine Headlines as a Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex

November 18, 2016 - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration selected unmanned aircraft systems test sites are making news as of late. The Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex announced that it will add the state of Mississippi to its ...
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ASSURE Partner Kansas State Polytechnic UAS Program Offers Final Part 107 Short Course of 2016

November 17, 2016 - The unmanned aircraft systems program on Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus is providing professionals one last opportunity in 2016 to obtain a remote pilot in command certification. In response to the ...
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Mississippi State, ASSURE's lead University, Enhances Status as one of FAA's Principal UAS Test Sites

November 14, 2016 - Mississippi State University's big academic news disappeared temporarily in the tidal waves of reporting after Tuesday's election of Donald Trump to the presidency, but by Thursday word was spreading that MSU has ...
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Mississippi added as a full member of Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex

November 9, 2016 - FAIRBANKS, Alaska, and STARKVILLE, Miss.-- The State of Mississippi has joined Alaska, Oregon, and Hawaii as a full member in the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) led Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex (PPUTRC), ...
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Clear the Runway: NMSU Teaches Students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math via Drones

November 7, 2016 - The school gym transformed into a hands-on learning center where student learned about the three different unmanned aerial systems, fixed wings, rotary wings, and multi-rotor. They took notes as presenters explained ...
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The Science and Technology Behind Drones: KRWG-TV Highlights NMSU UAS STEM Outreach Program

October 6, 2016 - The students from Las Cruces Public Schools recently attended a Unmanned Aircraft Systems Road show at NMSU. They watched a display of what these drones can do. The goal of this event is to offer area students a ...
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ASSURE partner DJI provides UAS/Drone for 4-H National Youth Science Day

October 6, 2016 - At the quiet corner of a table in a noisy ballroom, Kat Kenton molded pieces of foam into the tail and wings of a rudimentary glider. "I'm not trying to make it perfect, just as straight as possible," Kat, a 10-year-old ...
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Tuskegee University Makes WSFA-TV Headlines with “Drone Day”

October 6, 2016 - Tuskegee University took their STEM outreach program to Tuskegee Institute Middle School, where more than 60 students learned how to program and fly UAVs. Tuskegee University Professor Javier Khan said that "we ...
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ASSURE Partner New Mexico State University Creates UAS STEM Outreach Program as Part of the FAA's UAS COE

September 15, 2016 - New Mexico State University will host an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadshow for local eighth-grade students Sept. 26 at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. event will teach about 500 Las Cruces Public ...
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Inside Unmanned Systems Magazine Highlights K-State, ERAU and UND UAS Programs

September 12, 2016 - Inside Unmanned Systems' Rachel Kaufman writes that Kansas State, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical and University of North Dakota drone pilot courses are taking off. The story explains how these ASSURE Unviersity partners ...
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Kongsberg Geospatial and FAA ASSURE UAS Team Members Partner for Operational Trials of Detect and Avoid and Beyond Visual Line of Sight Display Software

September 1, 2016 - Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualization software, and the Federal Aviation Administration's ASSURE UAS Center of Excellence, led by Mississippi State ...
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Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation UAS Research Featured in Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine

August 31, 2016 - By Michael Behar Air & Space Magazine IT'S EXACTLY 3:45 A.M. on a blustery and unseasonably cold Tuesday morning in May when an armed military guard wearing a bulletproof vest waves me through the west entrance ...
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K-State Polytechnic is Working with Precision Hawk to Test Extended Visual Line of Sight for UAS

August 30, 2016 - By Julee Cobb SALINA — As the new regulations for commercial operations of small unmanned aircraft systems, known as Part 107, take effect, the UAS program on Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus ...
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K-State Polytechnic Joins Company in Aviation Technology Competitions Including UAS Detect and Avoid

August 26, 2016 - Written by Pat Melgares K-State University's Polytechnic Campus has joined with a Kansas-based company to launch three technology competitions that seek ways to improve the safety of flying drones, help pilots ...
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Greg Agvent with CNN is Conducting Research with ASSURE on Using UAS to Cover News

August 17, 2016 - By Tristan Navera Senior Reporter Dayton Daily News Want your work to appear on CNN? Maybe you ought to buy a drone. Greg Agvent, senior director of news operations of Atlanta-based CNN, said 15 months after ...
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Sinclair Unveils $300K Mobile UAS Lab at UAS Midwest

August 16, 2016 - By Tristan Navera Dayton Business Journal Sinclair Community College has unveiled a nearly $300,000 mobile lab as a new platform to train and simulate unmanned systems, or drones. The school rolled out the custom-built ...
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Drones Prove to be Valuable Asset to Precision Agriculture

July 25, 2016 - Story by Layton Spann Mississippi State's GRI, MAFES and Extension Service teams use UAS to collect data that can improve current AG management practices so farmers can boost yields, production and profit. Click ...
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ASSURE Partner, Oregon State, Begins Drone Training in Partnership with Drone Complier Enterprise

July 22, 2016 - Corvallis, Oregon, July 13, 2016 — In May, 2016 the FAA granted Oregon State University a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to fly drones for research purposes. Within the COA the FAA outlined the rules ...
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Mississippians Are Helping Lead Way on Commercial Use of Drones

July 19, 2016 - by Evelina Burnett Mississippi State University extension associate Louis Wasson says, a few years ago, there was a lot of excitement in the agricultural world about using unmanned and remotely controlled aircraft, ...
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ASSURE Partner, Mississippi State NGI and NOAA Transform Science with UAS

July 15, 2016 - by Alison Gillespie, NOAA Research Communications At first glance they might be mistaken for toys, but these remote-controlled devices aren't for play. Unmanned aircraft and watercraft are being put to work by ...
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Robert Moorhead, Director of Geosystems Research Institute Explains some of the New FAA Unmanned Aerial Systems Regulations

July 7, 2016 - By Symone Woolridge WTVA NEWS The Federal Aviation Administration has released new regulations for flying unmanned aircraft systems. This means flyers across the world will have to keep up, including Mississippi ...
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Mississippi State Research Unit Uses Drones to Help State Preserve and Promote Gulf Coast Island

July 5, 2016 - An island off Mississippi's Gulf Coast under state protection is being eyed as a way to attract more visitors. As MPB's Mark Rigsby reports, officials are weighing tourism dollars and protecting the environment. Deer ...
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Mississippi State University's Raspet Research Laboratory Tests Drone and Aircraft Collision

July 5, 2016 - Story written by Carl Smith, The Dispatch Since computer models and data simulations only go so far to predict real world events, Mississippi State University researchers are preparing to shoot drones from an ...
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ASSURE Partners' Oregon State, DJI, VDOS Global and Sensefly Collaborate to Inspect Oregon Communication and Transportation Infrastructure

July 5, 2016 - Oregon State University is one of the United States' front runners in the field of infrastructure inspection using drones. Its UAS team is working on not only inspecting a wide range of the state's bridges, but ...
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Mississippi State University's Geosystems Research Institute UAS Maps Deer Island for Mississippi Secretary of State and Department of Marine Sciences

June 30, 2016 - Story by Tyler Carter tcarter@al.com Mississippi Press/AL. BILOXI, Miss. – Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, along with the Department of Marine Resources ...
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ASSUREuas partners DJI and ERAU talk future of Drones with Bloomberg: 'There’s More to UAS than just Flying Selfie Sticks'

June 30, 2016 - By Selina Wang Bloomberg With its ubiquitous Phantom drones, Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co. brought aerial photography to millions. Now, with dozens of competitors biting at its heels, the world's ...
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ASSURE Partner Kansas State Polytechnic Garners National Attention for UAS Education

May 10, 2016 - By Julie Cobb The unmanned aircraft systems program on Kansas State University's polytechnic campus has been named one of the top UAS colleges in the country by Drone Training HQ, ranked number two out of 20 universities ...
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ASSURE's Ohio Partners, Sinclair and Ohio State, Make Big Push at National #UAS Conference

May 10, 2016 - By Tristan Navera Dayton Business Journal The conference is a chance to showcase technology and developments in the fast-growing world of commercial drones, which are quickly finding their way into the U.S. business ...
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Insitu to Open New Facility at Mississippi State University in Support of Commercial UAS Industry

May 4, 2016 - From homeland security, to maritime search and rescue, to precision agriculture, to environmental monitoring, UAS have the potential to revolutionize business and operations on land and at sea. Which is why officials ...
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Cochran Praises INSITU, INC. Move to Mississippi

May 4, 2016 - Decision Boosts Unmanned Aircraft Sector in Mississippi WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Insitu, Inc., a leading subsidiary ...
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ASSURE Partners' Sinclair and Altavian Collaborate to Expand UAS Training Nationally

May 3, 2016 - Sinclair College and Florida-based unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer Altavian, Inc. have expanded their partnership to include Altavian's newly launched fixed-wing Nova F7200 and the Galaxy R8700 octocopter. ...
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Royal Navy Uses ASSURE Partner University of Southampton's #UAS to Navigate Through Ice

April 22, 2016 - A tiny pilotless aircraft, built by the University of Southampton, has launched from the Royal Navy's ice patrol ship HMS Protector for the first time to assist with navigating through the Antarctic. The 3D-printed ...
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Cochran: Committee Boosts Funding for Drone Research - Mississippi State Led ASSURE Plays Key Role in UAS R&D

April 22, 2016 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today reported that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved increased FY2017 funding to boost research into the integration of unmanned aircraft ...
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Drone Risk in Sharper Focus: ASSURE, led by Mississippi State Unviersity, #UAS Research Assesses Risk

April 21, 2016 - By Jim Moore If the reported drone collision with an airplane over California in January (which did not damage the Cessna 188 involved) was a nearly silent precursor, another reported drone strike over London ...
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ASSURE Partner NMSU UAS Flight Test Center Helps Vanilla Aircraft Complete Milestone Flight

April 15, 2016 - By: Dennis Zaklan, 575-646-9417, dzaklan@psl.nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center assisted in the successful 25-hour flight of the ...
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ASSURE Vice Director Marty Rogers at Alaska Fairbanks Talks to National Geographic about Fighting Fires with Drones

April 14, 2016 - In the Empty Arctic, How to Get the Job Done?  With A Drone. By Joel K. Bourne, Jr. When the weather is bad and civilization distant, the best way to count sea lions—or survey fires or oil spills—may ...
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ASSURE Helps FAA Write Ground Breaking Mirco UAS Report

April 6, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chartered the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (the "ARC") to provide recommendations to the FAA Administrator on a regulatory framework ...
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ASSURE's Executive Director, James Poss, talks Unmanned Aerial Systems with the Wall Street Journal

March 29, 2016 - Officials Hope test site in Rome, N.Y. will help establish industry in region and boost the ecomomy Story written by Corrine Ramey, WSJ writer. ROME, N.Y.— A 5-pound drone took off from an airfield in upstate New York and steadily climbed to about 100 feet. The craft, a Lockheed Martin Indago, soared for 10 minutes over pine trees and grassy fields, ...
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The Ohio State Engineering C2 Research will Help Columbus, Ohio Businesses Soar into Using UAS

March 29, 2016 - Drone use for Columbus businesses to soar after FAA releases commercial-friendly rules. From the April 2016 issue of Columbus CEO. Pending FAA regulations for commercial use of drones leave businesses waiting with drones on the ground, ready to start checking on insurance claims, saving lives and ...
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Mississippi State's GeoSystems Research Institute Uses UAS to Monitor and Manage Forest Restoration

March 18, 2016 - Biologists and geographic information system specialists from the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, along with the U.S. Forestry Service, are assessing the land and habitat that recently burned as a ...
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Drexel University's Ellen Bass Leads ASSURE's Human Factors Research Team

March 9, 2016 - Remotely piloted aircraft introduce safety and related concerns, so the Federal Aviation Administration is taking measures to address the integration of these drones, known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), into ...
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ASSURE Partner Sinclair CC Interested in Four-Year UAS Degree

March 8, 2016 - Sinclair Community College says that if a recent proposal by Gov. John Kasich is approved, the school would "aggressively explore" adding a four-year degree in aviation or unmanned aerial systems. Proposals in Kasich's ...
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ASSURE, led by Mississipi State, with Partners Auburn University and The Ohio State University Create AG Data Coalition for Farmers

March 4, 2016 - The Ohio State University has joined a coalition that will put important farm data into the hands of farmers while keeping it secure. The Agricultural Data Coalition (ADC) is dedicated to helping farmers better ...
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Sinclair Community College Grabs Media Headlines Again by Being First CC to Join ASSURE, the FAA's Center of Excellence for UAS Research

January 29, 2016 - Sinclair has become the first community college in the country to join a federal research consortium on unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones. That comes after the college in Dayton spent around $10 million over ...
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Sinclair 1st U.S. Community College Joins FAA Center of Excellence

January 28, 2016 - The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a downtown Dayton educational institution as the only community college in nation to join the FAA's Unmanned Aerial Systems Center of Excellence. Sinclair Community ...
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ASSURE Welcomes Dallas Brooks as Associate Director of Research

December 17, 2015 - STARKVILLE, Miss.--A nationally-recognized leader in unmanned aircraft systems research, development, testing, operations and integration is joining Mississippi's flagship research university. Dallas Brooks is the ...
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UAS Magazine Highlights ASSURE Updates on Research Efforts and Future Plans for UAS Industry

December 11, 2015 - Several members of the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) provided updates this week on their collective efforts to solve the biggest issues facing the emerging unmanned aircraft ...
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UAS Registration Task Force Releases Final Report

December 1, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chartered the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force (RTF) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) (Task Force) to provide recommendations to the FAA on registration ...
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Luxion Named ASSURE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

November 20, 2015 - Stephen "Lux" Luxion is the new associate director of the Mississippi State-led Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). After a six-year competitive effort, the Federal Aviation Administration ...
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Director of GRI and NGI Discusses Using UAS in AG to Reduce Cost and Improve Efficiency

November 20, 2015 - Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) are going to increasingly be used in agriculture, as more ways are found for them to be of benefit to farmers and agribusinesses, says Robert Moorhead. But don't look for them to replace ...
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ASSURE Partners Share Knowledge at HAI Inaugural UAS Meeting

November 4, 2015 - The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), the University of North Dakota (UND) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University(ERAU) participated in the initial meeting of the Helicopter Association International UAS ...
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ASSURE Partner ERAU Worldwide Conducts Research to Create Holiday UAS Consumer Guide

November 2, 2015 - Embry-Riddle Aeronatuical University Develops Crowdfunding Campaign to Create Holiday UAS Consumer Guide Despite recent technological and regulatory advancement, concern for irresponsible operation of small unmanned ...
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Transportation, Housing & Urban Development: Integrating UAS Technology into National Airspace

October 29, 2015 - The United States Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development held a hearing on UAS and the integration into our national airspace system. Three witnesses gave testimonies as the issues of drones and "rogue ...
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Integrating Unmanned Aircraft into Airspace Requires Investment, Oversight

October 28, 2015 - Mississippi State Led ASSURE Testifies to Senate about UAS Research. Miss. State University Leads Effort to Forge Government, Academia & Industry on UAS Innovation & Research. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. ...
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We Ring True- UAS Research

October 27, 2015 - At Mississippi State University, we're imagining technology that spots victims before rescue begins. So precise that it boosts crop production without harming the environment. With advancements that detect oil and ...
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Nothing But Net the Size of a Football Field for K-State Salina: We're talking UAS Not Sports

September 26, 2015 - For a college with a plethora of aviation programs, being located at an airport is a huge advantage. But ironically, an airport isn't a great place to base an unmanned aircraft program. Because of FAA safety rules, ...
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The AirCraft Owners and Pilots Association Features ASSUREuas Research: Getting UAS Up There

September 22, 2015 - Proponents say the market for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will be huge and promises to change the way people live. First, say other airspace users and regulators, drones must be integrated into an existing air ...
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ASSURE Partner University of Southampton Receives Royal Treatment: Royal opening for Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus

September 17, 2015 - Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has officially opened the University's Boldrewood Innovation Campus Thursday 17 September. Combining the world-class expertise of the University and Lloyd's Register, the £140m ...
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ASSURE Partners Kansas State University and PrecisionHawk Creating UAS App that Predicts Corn Production

September 16, 2015 - A research and technology development partnership between two of the nation's leaders in the unmanned aerial vehicles industry is taking flight. Kansas State University recently signed a research partnership with ...
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Mississippi State Led ASSURE Identifying UAS Issues

September 16, 2015 - Unmanned aircraft, or drones, are expected to play a vital role in the future, but researchers must first figure out their impact before the technology is implemented and integrated into daily life. Mississippi ...
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MSU Hosts UAS Alliance, FAA

September 16, 2015 - The Mississippi State-led Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) met on September 15th for a press conference and public meeting, and ...
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Federal UAV Flight Restrictions Remain in Place on MSU Game Days

September 10, 2015 - With the proliferation of low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles, sporting events around the country -- including Division I football games -- are seeing an increase in the number of drones hovering over stadiums and ...
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ASSURE led Mississippi State to Host FAA Public Meeting

August 27, 2015 - Mississippi State University will host a public meeting next month featuring regulators, scientists and industry representatives who are working together to integrate unmanned aircraft safely into the nation's airspace. Open ...
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ASSURE Partner Amazon PrimeAir Makes Headlines with Vision for UAS Super Highway

July 29, 2015 - Amazon is proposing that a pristine slice of airspace above the world's cities and suburbs should be set aside for the deployment of high-speed aerial drones capable of flying robotically with virtually no human ...
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University of Southampton's 3D Printed SULSA UAS is Successfully Launched from HMS Mersey, a Royal Navy River-class Offshore Patrol Vessel

July 29, 2015 - The University of Southampton successfully launched a UAS from HMS Mersey, a Royal Navy River-class Offshore Patrol Vessel. The Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft (SULSA), though, was created by a 3D ...
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Bachelor's Degree is Latest Development for Indiana State's Growing Unmanned Systems Program

July 24, 2015 - Indiana State University has received approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for a bachelor's degree program in unmanned systems. The 120-credit-hour program, beginning this fall, also has the ...
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ASSURE Partners at North Dakota UAS and University of North Dakota Aerospace Discuss the Potential Impact UAS will have on Economy

July 7, 2015 - It's a bird! It's a plane! It's too small to be Superman, there's no red ape, so it must be a drone! Today, drones probably already outnumber birds and planes in areas where the technology is being applied to industries ...
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ASSURE member New Mexico State University Partners with U.S. for UAS Dam Safety Program

July 6, 2015 - The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced a partnership with New Mexico State University to develop a dam inspection program that uses unmanned aircraft systems. Reclamation's Research and Development Program ...
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AUVSI Leader, Brian Wynne Applauds UAS legislation to Help Fight Wildfires and Improve Transportation Systems

June 29, 2015 - Two new pieces of legislation recently introduced regarding the future of UAS are being applauded by a leading association. The Protecting Firefighters and Promoting Innovation Act, introduced by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema ...
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Kansas University Doctoral Student Earns NASA Grant to Help Commercialize UAS Radar System

June 25, 2015 - Kansas University student Lei Shi, an electrical engineering doctoral candidate, is developing tiny on-board radar systems to help keep small commercial drones from crashing into things — one of the biggest ...
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ASSURE Partners in Research at K-State Salina Bolsters UAS Education with New UAS Degree, Minor

June 25, 2015 - Kansas State University Salina has added a new bachelor's degree and a minor in unmanned aircraft systems, starting this fall. The new degree is a Bachelor of Science in engineering technology with a UAS option that ...
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ASSURE Kickoff Summit Launches Next Chapter in UAS Research

June 24, 2015 - A Mississippi State-led consortium and the Federal Aviation Administration are moving forward with groundbreaking work to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace after a successful kickoff summit in ...
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Ausley Associates Inc., uses UAS to Fight Infectious Diseases in Ghana

June 17, 2015 - At the Paris Air Show, Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford joined Paul Ausley, president of Ausley Associates Inc., and Gavin Brown, executive director of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA), ...
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Brian Wynne, CEO AUVSI will Testify Before House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about UAS Economic Impact

June 17, 2015 - Brian Wynne, CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about the UAS economic Impact. Wynne will discuss ...
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Embry Riddle and NASA Collaborate to Study Wind and Solar Power Using UAS

June 15, 2015 - NASA has selected Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona, Florida, campus to execute research that will use unmanned aircraft systems powered by wind and solar energy flying at 50,000 to 60,000 feet altitude ...
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Mississippi State University signs MOU with Alaska Fairbanks

June 15, 2015 - Mississippi's flagship research university and the nation's northernmost land-, sea- and space-grant institution are now working together to advance development of unmanned aircraft solutions for the oil and gas ...
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Officials Laud MSU's Leadership of National UAS Center

June 8, 2015 - State leaders joined Mississippi State senior leadership and researchers to discuss the university's lead role for the Federal Aviation Administration's new National Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft ...
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David Shaw, ORED vice president, talks to MPB about UAS Research in Mississippi

June 5, 2015 - A news conference at MSU highlighted the role the FAA's Center of Excellence for unmanned aerial systems research will have on the development of technologies and policies for UAS. David Shaw from the Office of Research ...
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Kansas State University Salina's Blanks Selected to Serve on International Unmanned Vehicle Systems Board

June 4, 2015 - Kansas State University Salina's unmanned aircraft systems program continues to demonstrate its leadership in the industry with the election of one of its staff members to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems ...
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University of Southampton Selected as the Sole UK Partner for U.S. FAA Center of Excellence for UAS

June 4, 2015 - The University of Southampton has been selected as the sole UK partner to help operate the new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS) in the United States. The University is a member ...
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ASSURE's Executive Director, James Poss, Explains Summary of FAA Unmanned Aerial Systems Center of Excellence Research Work and Mississippi State’s Role

June 3, 2015 - Mississippi State University's Department of Aerospace Engineering is consistently ranked among the best in the nation, attracting students worldwide. Its Raspet Flight Research Laboratory is one of only a handful ...
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UAV Flight Demo, Press Conference at MSU

June 3, 2015 - Federal, state and local officials will join Mississippi State senior leadership and researchers this week for a news conference about the new FAA National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at the ...
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Precision Hawk Launches UAS Algorithm Marketplace — A Data App Store for the UAS Industry

June 2, 2015 - The Algorithm Marketplace, launched today in BETA, provides automated analysis of aerial data acquired by UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). Using sophisticated algorithms, drone operators no longer need a background ...
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Ausley Awarded Coveted Spot on New Academia-Industry UAS Team

May 27, 2015 - Ausley Associates, Inc. recently joined more than a dozen of the top Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) universities throughout the world and over 100 government and industry partners selected by the Federal Aviation ...
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ASSURE Partner Introduces New Technology that Promises to Make Commercial UAVs more Practical for Real Use

May 25, 2015 - Kongsberg Gallium, an ASSURE partner, is a software company that produces geospatial visualization software and has developed a new safety display technology that could dramatically expand the capabilities of Unmanned ...
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Drexel Advises FAA on UAS Policy

May 18, 2015 - Drones aren't yet able to legally fly above 400 feet, but even the Federal Aviation Administration is preparing for a future in which they can. The agency has selected Drexel University as one of 20 partner institutions ...
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UND Awarded Coveted Spot as Part of Federal UAS Initiative

May 15, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the University of North Dakota (UND) John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (Odegard School) will be an integral ...
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FAA Unmanned Aerial Systems Center of Excellence News Conference

May 14, 2015 - Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives held a news conference to discuss the next steps and goals for the newly-named Unmanned Aerial Systems Center of Excellence (UAS COE), a consortium of universities ...
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Ohio State, UC-Davis join ASSURE team

May 13, 2015 - The Ohio State University and the University of California, Davis have joined the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selected ...
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FAA Selects MSU-led Team for National UAS Center

May 12, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a Mississippi State-led team to operate a new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Mississippi's flagship research university is leading the ...
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LA Tech Joins FAA's Nationally Selected COE Team for Unmanned Aerial Systems

May 12, 2015 - Louisiana Tech University joins a national team of leading universities that comprise the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS.) The team of leading UAS ...
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NMSU UAS Test Flight Center Earns New FAA Authorization

May 11, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration has transitioned its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, in place since 2007, with New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory, to an Other Transaction ...
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Embry-Riddle University Selected as Part of FAA's Center of Excellence for UAS

May 11, 2015 - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the ASSURE Coalition have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the nation's new Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). As a co-founder ...
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North Carolina State Selected for FAA UAS COE

May 11, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a coalition of leading research universities, led by Mississippi State University and including NC State, as the Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems ...
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FAA Taps Drexel to Join Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Team

May 11, 2015 - Even if you haven't had a packaged dropped off via Amazon Prime Air or watched some amazing aerial video footage from a drone-cam, chances are you've seen one of those zippy, remote-controlled fliers categorized ...
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University of Alabama Huntsville is Key Player in FAA Center of Excellence for UAS

May 8, 2015 - The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is part of a team selected to conduct research as part of the new FAA Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center of Excellence. The FAA announced today that the Alliance for ...
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Wichita State, Kansas State and Kansas University Part of FAA's UAS COE Research Center

May 8, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it had selected a team led by Mississippi State University — and that includes Wichita State University — to operate a new National Center of Excellence ...
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FAA picks Oregon State for UAS Research

May 8, 2015 - A team of 15 universities that includes Oregon State University has been selected as the Federal Aviation Administration's Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, the agency announced today. The team, ...
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Kansas State UAS Experts Offer Insight on New FAA Initiatives

May 7, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration announced two new unmanned aircraft systems initiatives on Wednesday, May 6, at the Unmanned Systems 2015 conference in Atlanta. Two Kansas State University Salina faculty members ...
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FAA Grants ND UAS Test Site Broader Air Access

February 12, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to fly in a wide area of North Dakota, a move that will give industry more opportunities for research that could help the agency ...
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ERAU AnDrone

September 26, 2014 - The Robotics Association is a student organization at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). RAER is the parent organization of multiple student teams which compete in various competitions ...
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Voices of Agriculture

September 25, 2014 - Voices of Agriculture, Farm Bureau's weekly television series, shines a national spotlight on Mississippi State's UAS precision agriculture research and its value to farmers. It airs nationwide on RFD-TV (DirecTV ...
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North Carolina State's NextGen Air Transportation program (NGAT)

September 17, 2014 - The NextGen Air Transportation Program (NGAT) at NCSU is leading the UAS Integration activities for the whole state of North Carolina. NGAT is collaborating with state agencies, industry, and university researchers ...
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The UND DragonFlyer

September 17, 2014 - University of North Dakota aerospace experts demonstrate the DragonFlyer X4ES small UAS in flight at UND's Center for UAS Research, Education and Training. ...
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University of Southampton UAV Flight Testing

September 17, 2014 - Flight testing of the '2Seas20', a prototype, multi-purpose, maritime UAS developed by the University of Southampton, conducted at the Port of Ramsgate, UK. ...
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UAS Test Capabilities - WSU-NIAR

September 17, 2014 - Wichita State University released a video demonstrating laboratory capabilities for UAS testing at the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University. Demonstrations include wind tunnel testing, ...
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University of Alaska Fairbanks - Unmanned Aircraft in Alaska

September 17, 2014 - University of Alaska Fairbanks released a short video showing recent UAS science and research missions that include the Aleutian Islands, the Alaskan North Slope and Interior, and the Kenai Peninsula. Missions include ...
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Louisiana Tech's Micro Aerial Vehicle and Sensor Networks

September 17, 2014 - Louisiana Tech's Micro Aerial Vehicle and Sensor Networks (MAVSeN) released a video demonstrating the localization technique where the MAV attempts to localize a hidden emitter with use of the Vicon motion capture ...
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Mississippi a Great Place for New Frontiers in Flight

September 17, 2014 - Researchers at Mississippi State University released a video describing the expertise found in the magnolia state to help the FAA soar into a $30-$100 billion Unmanned Aerial System industry. Watch the Mississippi ...