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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


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.

​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

​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

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

​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
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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