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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

 
  
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
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 Address

 
 Ohio UAS Center
4170 Allium Court
Springfield, Ohio 45505
 

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 Contacts

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