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5/16/2019

​Traffic Monitoring with Unmanned Aircraft

The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor is getting even smarter under recently announced plan to study UAS to monitor traffic and roadway conditions from the air along the corridor.

 

Link: Read the full article at the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor
4/11/2019

​Drones to help Springboro study traffic congestion

Data will be collected on April 24, 2019.

Link: Read the full article at Dayton Daily News
1/11/2019

​Ohio closing in on testing drones along Rt. 33

Before Ohio tests how drones can help with highway emergencies by providing real-time data to first responders, the state will develop its first air-traffic management system called FlyOhio.

Link: Read the full article at the Columbus Business Journal
12/6/2018

Ohio researches drones to help manage traffic control

DriveOhio starts research for FlyOhio, a program that will collect data to mitigate traffic

Link: Read the full article at Government Technology
6/20/2018

​$5.9m project to study drones used for traffic management

The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor is getting even smarter under recently announced plans to study the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, to monitor traffic and roadway conditions from the air along the corridor.

Link: Read the full article at UAS Magazine
6/19/2018

​Ohio plans to integrate drones into traffic management

Ohio may soon be using unmanned aerial systems to communicate with smart vehicles and transportation infrastructure to monitor traffic and roadway conditions.

Link: Read the full artcle at GCN
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
 

 Headlines

 
  
5/21/2019

State drone operations on the rise

State transportation departments are increasingly deploying unmanned aerial systems, according to a new report from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), with 36 state DOTs conducting internal drone missions, up from zero three years ago.

Link: Read the full article at GCN
5/7/2019

​Advanced Drone Technology Spreads Its Wings in Ohio

A new high-tech radar system called SkyVision, developed by Ohio's Department of Transportation and the Air Force Research Laboratory, will allow drones to fly beyond the visual line of sight.

Link: Read the full article at Government Technology
5/3/2019

​SkyVision technology to advance unmanned aerial systems research

AFRL and the Ohio Department of Transportation are now operating new technology known as SkyVision at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.

Link: Read the full article at Dayton Daily News
4/26/2019

​Ohio UAS Center, AFRL to test SkyVision drone detection

The Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will soon begin testing groundbreaking aviation technology at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.

Link: Read the full article at GPS World
3/22/2019

ECSU teams with Ohio institution to expand drone training, innovation

​Elizabeth City State University is teaming with a drone certification school in Dayton, Ohio, where the Wright brothers experimented in their bicycle shop before flying in Kitty Hawk.

Link: Read the full article at Pilot Online
3/21/2019

Event 38 Flies Under AFRL COA at Ohio UAS Test Center

Event 38 coordinated with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and the Ohio UAS Test Center to fly on the grounds of Springfield Beckley Airport immediately adjacent to active runways.

Link: Read the full article at sUAS News
3/12/2019

First flight success for drone-sized electric aircraft

If fully electric regional passenger jets someday fly from Cleveland to Atlanta, aviation historians will likely point out that the first successful in-air test of the battery technology making it possible happened on a frozen Dayton-area airfield in early 2019.

Link: Read the full article at Phys.org.
3/12/2019

​Sinclair to Start Offering 2 Bachelor's Degrees in Fall

When classes start in August, Sinclair will begin offering a bachelor's degree in unmanned aerial systems and another in aviation.

Link: Read the full article at AviationPros.com
3/6/2019

​Event 38 Integrates uAvionix ADS-B with long-range UAS

Ohio-based drone manufacturer Event 38 Unmanned Systems has entered into a collaborative agreement with uAvionix to resell and integrate uAvionix’s automatic dependent surveillance—broadcast (ADS-B) products with Event 38 aircraft.

Link: Read the full article at Unmanned Aerial Online
1/30/2019

Sinclair College's National UAS Training and Certification Center teams with senseFLY

Sinclair College's National UAS Traning and Certification Center, located in Dayton, Ohio, has forged a relationship with fixed-wing drone company senseFLY.

Link: Read the full article at Unmanned Aerial Online
1/11/2019

​City of Springfield's UAV collaboration would delight Wright Brothers

It makes perfect sense. Why not launch the most advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or drone development operation, in the place where Wilbur and Orville Wright ignited our aviation industry?

Link: Read the full article at Innovation & Tech Today
1/11/2019

​Ohio closing in on testing drones along Rt. 33

Before Ohio tests how drones can help with highway emergencie by providing real-time data to first responders, the state will develop its first air-traffic management system called FlyOhio.

Link: Read the full article at the Columbus Business Journal
12/6/2018

Ohio researches drones to help manage traffic control

DriveOhio starts research for FlyOhio, a program that will collect data to mitigate traffic.

Link: Read the full article at Government Technology
12/5/2018

DriveOhio launches strategic plan to advance drone technologies

Smart mobility doesn't start and end on the roadways, it's taking off in the skies as Ohio recognizes the need to advance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology, commonly known as drone technology.

Link: Read the full article at Civil and Structural Engineer
12/5/2018

DriveOhio and Ohio UAS Center partner to support UAS research and development

Through the strategic plan, three main initiatives, FlyOhio, Ohio UAS Center Operations, and workforce development will be addressed.

Link: Read the full article at AUVSI
10/23/2018

​Army funding large drone research at Kent State University

The Army Research Laboratory wants to know how big drones can become and still be operational. For answers, they're willing to give a $130,000 grant to a Kent State University professor.

Link: Read the full article at the Cleveland Patch
10/2/2018

​Ohio researchers are working to make 'Air Ubers' a reality

Wrigh State's researchers are part of a group awarded a $2 million grant to support research and development in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles

Link: Read the full article at Government Technology
8/28/2018

​Fly kids: Westlake students learning to pilot drones

For the first time, the Westlake School District is offering a class on the history and mechanics of drones...with hands-on learning.

Link: Read the full article at the Westlake Patch
8/16/2018

​Dayton Conference- Major job creation, billions in economic impact on tap for growing drone industry

The market for unmanned aerial systems is expected to see considerable growth in the next several years, with 100,000 new jobs and an $82 billion economic impact projected by 2025.

Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Business Journal
7/18/2018

​Ohio panel recognizes UC's drone work

A new grant will help UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science continue its research into new drone applications in Ohio.

Link: Read the full article at UC Magazine
7/18/2018

​Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made

A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced.

Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Daily News
7/17/2018

​Using drones to find drainage pipes

Drones capable of obtaining thermal infrared imagery may have the capacity for effective and efficient drainage pipe mapping.

Link: Read the full article at Ohio's Country Journal
7/11/2018

UC researchers team up with ODOT to study traffic with drones​

The University of Cincinnati is partnering with the Ohio Department of Transportation to improve traffic in Cincinnati, and they're using drones to do it.

Link: Read the full article at WCPO.com
7/2/2018

Eye in the Sky: Ohio Will Use Drones to Study Highway Traffic

DriveOhio, Gov. John Kasich's innovation center for new technology within the Department of Transportation, launched a three-year, $5.9 million study this weekend to see how drones can be integrated to monitor roadways.

Link: Read the full article at WOSU Radio
6/21/2018

This new system could help air taxis and drone deliveries avoid crashing​

A project in Ohio aims to solve that problem by using radar units and software to create what's known as an unmanned traffic management system.

Link: Read the full article at Popular Science
6/12/2018

Ohi​o DOT Plans to Use Drones to Monitor Traffic Conditions

A three-year, $5.9 million study in central Ohio will use drones to monitor traffic on a 35-mile highway, and provide new information used to prevent crashes between manned and unmanned aircraft.

Link: Read the full article at Government Technology
6/8/2018

More eyes in the sky: ODOT testing drones to monitor traffic, road conditions

Drones will monitor traffic and road conditions along the Dublin-to-Marysville stretch of Rt. 33 in a research project complementing smart mobility tests of driverless and connected vehicles.

Link: Read the full article at Columbus Business First
5/16/2018

Real-life testing under way for truck-launched Horsefly delivery drone

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that its Horsefly truck-launched drone delivery system is now making real-life package deliveries to homes in the Cincinnati area through a pilot program with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city of Loveland, Ohio. ​

Link: Read the full article at Unmanned Aerial Online
5/10/2018

Ohio governor: all public roads to be open for autonomous vehicle testing

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an executive order on May 9 that allows autonomous vehicles (AVs) to be tested on any public Ohio road.​

Link: Read the full article at American City and County
5/1/2018

Dayton-led coalition touts UAS strengths at global conference​

A coalition of experts led by a Dayton-area economic development group is in Denver this week to highlight the region's strengths in Unmanned Aerial Systems, including a $5 million project to be implemented later this year.

Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Business Journal
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