OFRN NEWS

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) […]

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 […]

Creating more Transparency when Humans Interact with Big Data

OFRN Press Release – August 9, 2018 (Dayton, Ohio) …Whether we are always aware of it, humans are interacting with machine learning programs, and their algorithms, more and more each day. Decisions such as which customer service operator you speak to, your credit score, or even how your car operates are all being decided by […]

OFRN Awards $6.3 million to Advance UAV Innovations

OFRN Press Release – July 17, 2018 The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) awarded $6.3 million to four teams in support of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research and development (R&D). Funding was awarded under OFRN’s Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical Readiness and Innovation in the Next Generation (SOARING) initiative, OFRN’s third round of R&D funding. The SOARING […]

Sweat Sensing Research Making Breakthroughs in Noninvasive Biochemical Data Collection

OFRN PRESS RELEASE – June 26, 2018 (Cincinnati, Ohio) … Every day, vast amounts of data are being collected about us from our cell phones, computers, and even our homes, yet the ways to gather data from the human body in a non-invasive manner are still limited.  However, Dr. Jason Heikenfeld, an electrical engineering researcher […]