Kongsberg Geospatial Selected for Ohio UTM Drone Project Team

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial technology was selected as part of the project team which recently secured a $1.4M contract with the Ohio Federal Network (OFRN) to lead the development of a contingency management platform (CMP) for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) drone operations. The project, called “Interoperability, Resiliency and Contingency Management” for Ohio UAS Operations […]

University Leadership Initiative (ULI) Solicitation

NASA Releases University Leadership Initiative Solicitation University Leadership Initiative (ULI) provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership in proposing unique technical challenges in aeronautics, defining multi-disciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms, and applying innovative teaming strategies to strengthen the research impact. Research proposals are sought in seven ULI topic areas […]

OFRN Round 3 Project Lead Persistent Surveillance Systems on NBC Nightly News

Persistent Surveillance Systems is the lead for the OFRN Round 3 project Autonomous/ Remote Piloted “Air Uber” System. On February 9, 2020 Persistent Surveillance Systems was on the NBC Nightly News regarding their surveillance technology. Baltimore to use police surveillance planes in controversial pilot program Baltimore will soon begin a pilot program using private surveillance planes to […]

At Ohio Air Taxi Symposium, Policy Seen as Far Behind Technology

https://www.aviationtoday.com/2020/03/03/ohios-grand-plans-urban-air-mobility/ By Brian Garrett-Glaser | March 3, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Home to a number of leading aerospace research centers and suppliers, Ohio is taking steps to ensure it will be on the leading edge of the low-altitude urban air mobility (UAM) revolution, including medical and cargo delivery by drone as well as passenger transport. At the Ohio […]

The Ohio Federal Research Network awards $7.5 million in grants to advance unmanned aerial systems innovations

OFRN Press Release – February 20, 2020 DAYTON, Ohio — The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) today announced that it has awarded $7.5 million in grants to six projects in round four of the organization’s Sustaining Ohio Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation Next Generation (SOARING) initiative that supports research and development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) […]


https://afresearchlab.com/news/air-force-releases-unique-new-call-to-action-for-ideas/ Call Released: 26 September 2019 Submissions Open: 14 October 2019 (or before) Submissions Close: 11 November 2019 @ 11:59pm PT The Air Force unveils AF Explore, a new opportunity call for capability ideas that advance the transformational component of the AF Science and Technology (S&T) 2030 strategy. With this nationwide call, the Air Force […]