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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

 
  
8/27/2019

​SkyVision team to receive Air Traffic Controllers Association Outstanding Achievement Award

A team comprised of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, other federal, state, and local government agencies, industry, and academic partners is being honored by the Air Traffic Controllers Association (ATCA) for their work on a program called SkyVision, a ground-based detect and avoid technology they are operating at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.

Link: Read the full article at Robins Rev Up
8/1/2019

Drone technology research in Dayton bolstered with new funding

The National Science Foundation awarded Sinclair Community College more than $545,000 to support entrepreneurship and training in drone technology.

Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Daily News
7/23/2019

Lifebanc to test transporting organs by drone​

Organ transplants could soon reach new heights in Northeast Ohio.

Link: Read the full article at Fox 8 Cleveland
7/3/2019

​Regional UAS conference to focus on Springfield research

The focus of the UAS Midwest 2019 conference will be on Springfield and how companies can tap into the BVLOS beyong visual line of sight drone testing- operations there.

Link: Read the full article at the Dayton Daily News
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
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 Ohio UAS Center
4170 Allium Court
Springfield, Ohio 45505
 

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 Contacts

 
Fred Judson, UAS Director
 
Jordan Collins, UAS Program Administrator
 
Jamie Davis, UAS Data Manager
 
Richard Fox, Airspace Manager 
 
David Gallagher, Flight Operations Manager