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The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) is comprised of twenty-five of the world's leading research institutions and more than a hundred leading industry and government partners. This coalition includes: Mississippi State University, Drexel University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Kansas State University, Montana State University, New Mexico State University, North Carolina State University, Oregon State University, University of Alabama-Huntsville, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, University of California Davis, University of Kansas, University of North Dakota, The Ohio State University, Wichita State University, Sinclair Community College, University of Vermont, Auburn University - Affiliate Member, Concordia - Affiliate Member, Indiana State University - Affiliate Member, Louisiana Tech University - Affiliate Member, Nanyang Technological University - Affiliate Member, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - Affiliate Member, Tuskegee University - Affiliate Member, and University of Southampton - Affiliate Member. ASSURE members are core to three FAA UAS test sites, lead four FAA research centers, have seven airfields and a 340 UAS fleet — 24 more UAS than the USAF.

This alliance features expertise across a broad spectrum of research areas including: Air traffic control interoperability, UAS airport ground operations, control and communications, detect and avoid, human factors, UAS noise reduction, UAS wake signatures, unmanned aircraft pilot training and certification, low altitude operations safety, spectrum management and UAS traffic management.

ASSURE possess the expertise, experience and influence that the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems demands.

Mission

Our mission is to provide high-quality research and support to autonomy stakeholders both within the US and beyond to safely and efficiently integrate autonomous systems into the national and international infrastructure, thereby increasing commerce and overall public safety and benefit.

Vision

Our vision is to be the go-to high-quality research organization and brand for working complex autonomy issues with focus on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in policy, regulations, standards, training, operations, and education.

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Mississippi State University
University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Alaska Fairbanks Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Kansas State University Kansas University Wichita State University
Montana State University New Mexico State University North Carolina State University
University of North Dakota Oregon State University Drexel University
University of California - Davis The Ohio State University Sinclair Community College
University of Vermont Tuskegee University Auburn University
Indiana State University Louisiana Tech University Concordia University
University of Southampton Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Nanyang Technological University