ASSURE Partner, K-State Salina, Led Innovation Competition, Rewards Drone Enthusiasts for Their Innovative Ideas

Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus played an integral role in an unmanned aircraft systems flight competition in Starkville, Mississippi, where prize money from federal innovation funding was awarded to drone teams for their emergency safety ideas. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research Division, along with K-State Salina and …

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ASSURE’s Lead University, MSU, Hosts Competition Awarding $720,000 to Drone Enthusiasts for Their Innovative Ideas

Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory recently played an integral role in an unmanned aircraft systems flight competition in Starkville, Mississippi, where $720,000 in prize money was awarded through federal innovation funding to drone enthusiasts. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research Division, along with Mississippi State and Kansas State …

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ASSURE Research Partner, Embry-Riddle, Receives Federal Grant to Improve Drone Safety

Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve drone safety. The $371,000 grant will be used to study the detection systems of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to improve the safety of their operation. “The research will inform the development of standards and requirements for the …

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ASSURE’s Lead University, Mississippi State and Research Partner Kansas State University Conduct First Responders U.A.S. Triple Challenge

Teams from across the nation competed in the third stage of the First Responders U.A.S. Triple Challenge in STARKVILLE. The competition was hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology; it featured the advances in drone technology. Competitors put their best bot forward to try and capture the judges’ attention. …

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ASSURE Research Partner, K-State Salina Selected to Once More Support National UAS Prize Competition

Following its successful coordination of the recent First Responder Unmanned Aircraft System Triple Challenge, Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus has again been selected to lead an unmanned aircraft systems competition that will award prize money to winners. In partnership with Capital Consulting Corporation, K-State Salina will coordinate the National Institute of Standards …

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ASSURE Research Partner, UAF, Makes Alaska’s First Large Drone Flight from an International Airport

An unmanned aircraft owned and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks flew from the general aviation area of Fairbanks International Airport on Sunday, a historic feat in the effort to safely incorporate such aircraft into controlled airspace. The flight was the first civilian large drone operation from an international airport in Alaska. Taking off from …

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University of Alabama to lead NOAA institute to advance water and flood prediction—will use ASSURE Partner UAH Research Centers for UAS and IT Expertise

NOAA has selected the University of Alabama to host a new cooperative institute focused on accelerating research and enhancing collaboration. The goal of this new institute will be to improve the agency’s ability to provide actionable water resource information for forecasts, watches, warnings and related products to protect life and property and strengthen the national …

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ASSURE Research Partner, UAH, has Two Research Centers with Roles in New $360 Million National Water Alliance

Two research centers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will provide expertise to a newly formed, $360 million university alliance led by the University of Alabama (UA) to better predict water-related hazards and manage the nation’s water resources. UAH, a part of the University of Alabama System, is a member and collaborator in …

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K-State Salina UAS students gain real-world experience in project involving industry partners

Students in the unmanned aircraft systems program at Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus gained valuable industry experience and practice using the latest drone technology on an ongoing project with two of the university’s commercial enterprise partners. The project involved four K-State Salina students: two UAS design and integration majors and two in …

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