OFRN NEWS

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 […]

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) […]

Ohio Federal Research Network team demos battery with double lifespan

OFRN Press Release – March 8, 2019 (Springfield, OH)… An Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) project team, led by Dr. Vikas Prakash of Case Western Reserve University, successfully flew a drone outfitted with structural batteries for 171 minutes – nearly double the roughly 90-minute lifespan of a standard UAV battery —in a demo late February at […]

Ohio Federal Research Network Pools Research on Next-Generation Battery

OFRN Press Release – December 4, 2018 (Dayton, Ohio)… A new Lithium-Sulfur battery being developed in an Ohio research collaboration can store two to three times as much energy as the most efficient Lithium-Ion battery on the market. Over the past many years, groups like the United States Air Force and NASA have focused on improving […]

Jet Engine Efficiency is Focus of Ohio Federal Research Network

OFRN Press Release – December 3, 2018 (Columbus, Ohio)… The hotter a jet engine can run, the more efficiently it can generate power.  Because of the cross-disciplinary applications for jet engines or gas turbines — from flying a military plane to powering electric generation— research into gas turbine efficiency appeals to researchers across Ohio’s universities, military […]