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, led by Mississippi State University, will focus on research, education and training in unmanned systems, or drones, with work to start in September and be fully engaged by January, the FAA stated in a news release. The team will work on areas such as low-altitude operations safety, training and certification of drone pilots and control and communications.

The other team members include Drexel University; Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Kansas State University; the University of Kansas; Montana State University; New Mexico State University; North Carolina State University; the University of Alabama, Huntsville; the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; the University of North Dakota; and Wichita State University.

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