North Carolina State Selected for FAA UAS COE

May 11, 2015

Story PhotoThe Federal Aviation Administration has selected a coalition of leading research universities, led by Mississippi State University and including NC State, as the Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

NC State's NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) program is a core member of the ASSURE (Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence) team and will lead all University of North Carolina system research about the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace.

"NC State is proud to be a leader in this important research effort," said Chancellor Randy Woodson. "The collaboration and innovation that happens at NC State will bring critical advances to the rapidly evolving field of unmanned aircraft."

The ASSURE coalition was built strategically to provide a balance of skills, knowledge, resources and experience that will be critical to the FAA's UAS research activities. NGAT has led the State of North Carolina's UAS efforts for the last three years and will be the national team's lead for Command and Control Communications research.

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