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 12/29/2015
FAA Grants OH/IN UAS Center Greater Use of Airspace
 
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the OH/IN UAS Center’s (UASC) request for a Section 333 exemption under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The 333 exemption allows the UASC to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in our national airspace system. The UASC will use UAS to conduct precision agriculture; education, environmental, wildlife, and forestry monitoring; infrastructure inspection; survey and mapping, and research and development.  The UASC will use state owned small aircraft that weigh under 10lbs to conduct these operations.
Link: Read the full UASC press release here
 10/23/2015

​Ohio/Indiana UAS Center partners with University of Cincinnati

The Ohio/Indiana UAS Center has teamed up with the University of Cincinnati to conduct research and development on systems necessary to execute precision flight control algorithms for small UAS. Outcomes from this research are targeted to help emergency responders but may also be leveraged for other industrial purposes.  The small UAS leased by the UAS Center, is a rotocopter that weighs 15 pounds and has a payload capacity of 10 pounds.

Link: Read the full press release
 8/24/2015

​Clark State Community College Begins Flying UAS for Precision Agriculture

Clark State Community College has initiated flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as part of their new precision agriculture program.  The new program is designed to prepare students for employment with companies using geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) applied to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. 

Link: Read the full press release
 8/18/2015

OH/IN UAS Center Flies Cleveland Metroparks

Last week, the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center supported Cleveland Metroparks by flying successful missions for environmental studies used to assess and monitor the overall health of the parks.  The flight operations were conducted with a small 1.5 lb. unmanned aircraft in airspace authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Link: Read the full OH/IN UASC press release
 7/20/2015

Ohio/Indiana UAS Center and The Ohio State University begin regular flight operations

The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (UASC) and The Ohio State University have initiated regular flight operations at Molly Caren Agricultural Center.  These flights will enable aeronautical research of various types of UAS sensors.
Link: Read the full OH/IN UASC press release here
 2/23/2015
OH/IN UAS Center Partners with Wright State University and the National Center for Medical Readiness
The UASC is working with NCMR to expand unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) efforts supporting first responder and emergency management training.  The overall advantage of flying UAS is to provide situational awareness to first responders.  Deploying a UAS during an emergency situation can provide critical information that can be used to find survivors or to assess damage during accidents and disasters.
Link: Read the full OH/IN UASC press release here
 2/10/2015

OH/IN UAS Center Receives Fifth FAA Approval for Flying at Ohio State University

Agriculture is the number one industry in Ohio and the UASC and OSU have received two new COAs to explore new technology and techniques to increase agricultural productivity and enhance environmental protection.

Link: Read the full press release
 1/15/2015

OH/IN UAS Center Receives FAA Permission to Conduct Flight Operations over Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland Metroparks will soon be using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for environmental studies designed to assess and monitor the overall health of the parks.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted two separate Certificates of Authorization (COA) to the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center to conduct the flight operations in support of Cleveland Metroparks.
Link: Read the full OH/IN UASC Press Release
 1/13/2015
OH/IN UAS Center and Clark State Community College Collaborate on Precision Agriculture
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a Certificate of Authorization for the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center to conduct flight operations in support of Clark State Community College’s UAS and precision agriculture program.   
Link: Full OH/IN UAS Center Press Release
 11/24/2014

​OH/IN UAS Center Receives FAA Permission to Fly with Ohio State University Agriculture Center

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted two separate Certificates of Authorization (COA) to the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center to conduct flight operations in support of precision agriculture research at The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Molly Caren Agriculture Center in London, Ohio. Agriculture is the number one industry in Ohio and the UASC and OSU have teamed to explore new technology and techniques to increase the industry’s growth. 

Link: Full OH/IN UAS Center Press Release
 10/28/2014

​OH/IN UAS Center and Wright State Research Institute Test Mapping Aircraft

The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (UASC) and Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) conducted their first joint flight operation at Wilmington Air Park yesterday. The flight operation was supported by a Dayton company, 3D Aerial Solutions, and the aircraft used was a senseFly eBee.​

Link: Full OH/IN UAS Center press release
 9/9/2014

​OH/IN UAS Center Partners with the City of Springfield

Today, the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (UASC) announced a formal partnership with the city of Springfield and Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. The airport serves corporate, military, and general aviation customers, and is also home to military units representing the Ohio Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Ohio Air National Guard Units.​

Link: Full OH/IN UAS Center Press Release
 9/9/2014

​OH/IN UAS Center Partners with Clark State Community College

Today the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (UASC) announced a formal partnership with Clark State Community College. The UASC is looking to expand precision agriculture efforts statewide while Clark State Community College has developed a UAS program around agriculture. ​

Link: Full OH/IN UAS Center Press Release
 8/20/2014

​Centerville High School Wins Destination Dayton Challenge

Ohio Robots Inc. and Sinclair Community College hosted the Destination Dayton UAS Challenge with local high school students last Saturday. The purpose of the competition is to develop civic and commercial awareness of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies at the high school level. The indoor challenge required students to build their own aircraft, which had to deliver a small object to a specified target, simulating a commercial package delivery service. The Centerville High School team was the overall winner while Milford High School was runner up. ​

Link: Full OH/IN UAS Center Press Release
 7/25/2014

​OH/IN UAS Center Partners with Wilmington Park

Today, the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aerial Systems Center (UASC) announced a formal partnership with Wilmington Air Park supporting UAS flying, advancing technology and manufacturing efforts in the state of Ohio. This partnership lays the foundation for system development and test infrastructure supporting federal and state agencies and academia. The ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for and support businesses in their efforts to develop and grow in this rapidly emerging industry. ​

Link: To full OH/IN UAS Center press release
 5/22/2014
Ohio/Indiana UAS Center Supports Test Flights In Preparation For The NASA UAS Air Operations Challe​nge
The first series of Unmanned Aircraft Systems test flights have been conducted successfully
 
The National​ Aerospace and Space Administration (NASA) and the Air Force Research Laboratory conducted Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flight operations at Camp Atterbury this week with the support of the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center.  NASA’s UAS Air Operations Centennial Challenge is focused on developing new technology to help UAS integrate safely into the NAS (National Airspace System).  The Dayton Development Coalition was instrumental in attracting NASA to the region for this competition and sponsorship of the event.
Link: Full OH/IN UAS Center News Release
 12/20/2013

​Teams Registering for UAS Airspace Operations Challenge

Teams of aerospace researchers across the country are signing up to compete for $500,000 in prize money by demonstrating the ability to fly unmanned aircraft through an airspace obstacle course. Registration began two months ago for the NASA 2014 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airspace Operations Challenge, coordinated by Development Projects Inc. (DPI) of Dayton, Ohio. Since then, numerous teams from industry and academia have signed up to demonstrate their capabilities and to compete in the first phase scheduled for April 2014. Registrations for the first phase will run through March 31, 2014.

Link: Full OH/IN UAS Center News Release
 10/1/2013

Test Center to host UAS Airspace Operations Challenge​

The Ohio/Indiana UAS Center and Test Complex is working in close collaboration with NASA to host the Unmanned Airspace Operations Phase I Challenge that will be held April 28th-May 2nd, 2014 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.  The challenge offers a prize purse of $500,000 for the first phase of the competition and is looking for innovative “sense and avoid” technology to help integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

Link: More information on the challenge
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 11/15/2017

Drones play critical role in Ohio agricultural research​

A new hangar for unmanned aircraft is part of a $1.2 million investment by the Clark State-Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture.

Link: Read the full article at Government Technology
 11/14/2017

FAA grant another Waiver for over-people drone flights​

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it has granted a Part 107 waiver to Columbus, Ohio based CivitasNow for the operation of a helium filled Aerotrain Skye tethered drone over people on the ground.

Link: Read the full article at Unmanned Aerial Online
 11/5/2017

​Tapping into high-flying drone industry

As field grows rapidly in the state, Kent State adds a study focus

Link: Read the full article at Crain's Cleveland
 11/3/2017

Drones become crime-fighting tool in Ohio, but perfection is elusive​

Drones are fast becoming an essential tool for more law enforcement agencies, changing how officers carry out everyday tasks and bringing air surveillance to departments with limited budgets.

Link: Read the full article at the News-Herald
 10/23/2017

Delivery drones get test run in Las Vegas​

The unmanned aerial vehicles - working in tandem with delivery trucks - could be ready for real world use as early as December.

Link: Read the full article at FutureStructure
 10/20/2017

Nearpod partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to bring interactive drone education to high school students​

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider or Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional pilots, and Nearpod, the company helping districts in their digital transformation, announced a partnership to promote Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) learning across high schools throughout the world.

Link: Read the full article at BusinessInsider.com
 9/28/2017

​Sinclair Community College addresses demand for drone analytics jobs

Sinclair Community College has partnered with a drone photogrammetry company to expand training and education that is focused on data capture and processing for unmanned aerial systems-- a rapidly expanding component of the industry.

Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Business Journal
 9/11/2017

Clark State gets $200k for high-tech precision agriculture program​

Clark State Community College has received a $200,000 grant to advance research and education for its precision agriculture program, an increasingly important job field.

Link: Read the full article at Aviation Pros
 9/1/2017

This 'small' Ohio tech company built the drone UPS just flew from a moving delivery truck

With the help of an Ohio-based tech comp​any, UPS successfully tested a drone for potential use in day-to-day operations.

Link: Read the full article at Fox19.com
 8/31/2017

Ohio State sets drone world speed record​

The Ohio State University's Aerospace Research Center has set a work record for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of any size, pending verification.

Link: Read the full article at The Ohio State College of Engineering News
 8/18/2017

​$7M behind push to make Ohio landing site for drone work

More than three years since Ohio was snubbed in a bid for a coveted federally designated drone test site, officials have targeted a renewed push to make the region a leading hot spot to test and build future unmanned aerial technology.
Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Daily News
 8/9/2017

AFRL Advanced Power Technology Office tests high-efficiency engine for unmanned aircraft

The Air Force Research Laboratory Advanced Power Technology Office, along with Engineered Propulsion Systems and the Arnold Engineering and Development Center, recently concluded ground-based testing of an advanced diesel engine that promises to increase the utility and ease the logistics burden of military aircraft missions.

Link: Read the full article at Defense Video Imagery Distribution System
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