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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


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

​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

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
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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