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College of Aeronautics and Engineering purchasing new air traffic control simulator

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State is procuring a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulator for fall 2020 from UFA Inc., a world-leading provider of cloud-based, advanced ATC simulation. The controller training and research tools are used by air navigation service providers, military organizations and airports. The new simulator will significantly advance simulation […]

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 […]

Motion Sickness linked to Lower Back Pain for many U.S. Naval Aircrew

OFRN PRESS RELEASE January 4, 2018 What’s the number one complaint for U.S. Navy Aircrew? Surprisingly enough, one of the top issues for Naval aircrew is lower back pain – something to which most of us can relate.  But in the US military, lower back pain is linked to motion sickness and for military pilots, […]

Ohio Engineering Team Leading Way in Smart Material Research

OFRN PRESS RELEASE February 5, 2018 From aviation, to automation, to biomedicine, one consistent problem engineers are working to improve is the science of creating motion, known as actuation. Researchers have been studying smart material-based actuation for over five decades.   As simple as it seems, actuation is incredibly difficult to produce, especially in a way […]

Building a Better Battery through the Ohio Federal Research Network

Whether it’s for a cell phone, laptop, or camera, people always complain about their batteries. The problems remain the same – the amount of time needed between recharge as well as the overall life of the battery itself. Dr. Yu Zhu, an assistant professor of polymer science from the University of Akron, is leading a […]