LA Tech Joins FAA's Nationally Selected COE Team for Unmanned Aerial Systems

May 12, 2015

Story PhotoLouisiana Tech University joins a national team of leading universities that comprise the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS.)

The team of leading UAS and aviation universities and industry partners, led by Mississippi State University and its Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), will focus on research, education and training in areas critical to safe and successful integration of UAS into the nation's airspace. ASSURE will form teams between its member universities, government agencies and industry partners to address both government and commercial UAS challenges.

As an associate member of the ASSURE coalition, Louisiana Tech's contributions will include the development of UAS communication and control technologies and standards with applications related to Louisiana economy and industry such as forestry, precision agriculture, and oil and gas.

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