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​​Welcome to the Ohio UAS Center

The Ohio UAS Center serves as the state's one-stop shop for UAS technology, connecting government, industry, academia to advance the use and commercialization of UAS technology.


 UAS Center Operations

The Ohio UAS Center operates as part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s DriveOhio initiative because unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous/connected vehicles are parallel technologies.
Ohio is systemically working to put unmanned aircraft to work supporting a broad range of business operations. Project surveying, infrastructure inspection, project monitoring, environmental survey, resource survey, corrections facility surveillance, police and firefighting support are among a few of the areas where Ohio is working to put unmanned aircraft to work supporting the work of state and local government operations.
Statewide data collection operations include:
  • Bridge Inspections
  • Aerial Photography/GIS
  • Exterior / Interior Inspections
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Traffic Monitoring
  • Quick Clear Operations
  • Emergency Management
  • Communications / Promotional Videos
  • Structures/Facilities Inspections

 UAS News Around Ohio


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

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

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

​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

​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
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 Ohio UAS Center
4170 Allium Court
Springfield, Ohio 45505




Fred Judson, Director
Jordan Collins, UAS Program Administrator
Richard Fox, GBDAA Operations Manager
David Gallagher, Chief of Staff/Flight Operations Manager