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OSU Students Design Storm-Penetrating Drones

STILLWATER, Oklahoma - Engineering students at Oklahoma State University have designed storm-penetrating unmanned aircraft.

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OSU brings state UAS ranking to 6th in Nation

"Oklahoma State University is the first four-year university in the nation to offer graduate degrees (both a master's and a Ph.D.) specific to unmanned aerial systems engineering, and through the school's University Multispectral Lab the state has long served as a test bed for advanced military technologies, including unmanned systems."

Speedfest Competition drives innovation in UAS designs

Speedfest Promotes Aerospace Projects

Speedfest is hosted by OSU, University Multispectral Labs, NASA OK Space Grant Consortium, Zivko Aeronautics, Spirit AeroSystems and AUVSI

Drones to detect people carrying weapons tested at OSU

A government report reveals testing in Oklahoma of drones with sensors that can find people and even tell if you are carrying a weapon. It's happening at a remote site near Fort Sill.

The publication Homeland Security Today says the testing is taking place at the Oklahoma Training Center for Unmanned Systems operated by Oklahoma State University. The group doing the work is "a trusted agent" of the federal government.

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Planes without Pilots

Professor Jamey Jacob is part of OSU's UAS team that designs and develops innovative unmanned aircraft systems.

Students' unmanned aircraft design earns Homeland Security attention

(STILLWATER, Okla., February 1, 2013) – A team of aerospace engineering students from Oklahoma State University have been selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to move to the next phase of the BORDERS Small Unmanned Aircraft System Competition.

The competition rewards innovative SUAS design concepts meeting the requirements of border and maritime surveillance missions.

Oklahoma Chosen as Dept. of Homeland Security Test Site

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science &Technology (S&T) Directorate and the State of Oklahoma are partnering on the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) project to test and evaluate Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) for potential use by the first responder community and DHS operational components. SUAS include small aircraft (typically under 55 pounds and having wingspans of 3-6 feet or less) that are operated using a wireless ground control station (GCS).

Governor Fallin and the Department of Homeland Security Announce Future of UAS in Oklahoma

Thursday, 28 June 2012 19:06

Release from Office of Governor Mary Fallin