ASSURE Leader Joins Top Officials at Resiliency of Airspace WRP Principals’ Meeting

Senior leaders from state, federal and Tribal agencies atttended the 2022 Western Regional Partnership’s (WRP) Principals’ Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. This was the first in-person WRP Principals’ Meeting since November 2019 and was considered a great success. Throughout the meeting, Principals were updated on accomplishments detailed in the 2022 report on Building Resilience in the West for …

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ASSURE Invites Virginia Tech to Join International Drone Research Alliance

Virginia Tech has been invited to join an elite consortium of universities to lead research that will help guide the safe integration of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, into the national and international transportation infrastructure.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, led by Mississippi …

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ASSURE’s Lead, Mississippi State, Marked Another Milestone in the University’s History of Innovation in Aviation

MSU leaders officially unveiled the Teros, the newest addition to Raspet Flight Research Lab’s fleet of uncrewed aircraft systems, or UAS. At 1,800 pounds and with a 40-foot wingspan, it is the largest UAS at any U.S. academic institution. The new aircraft will boost MSU’s efforts to assist government partners in safely integrating UAS into …

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ASSURE’s Research Partner, Raspet Flight Research Lab at MSU, Works with Mississippi Highway Patrol and Delta State on Research Flights

Mississippi State University is teaming up with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Delta State University on a series of research flights this week. The partnership is part of a research project being carried out at MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab through ASSURE, the MSU-led Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for UAS Research. The study …

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ASSURE’s Luxion, and HPC2’s Breckenridge share expertise at U.S. Senate hearings

Mississippi State was well-represented in Washington, D.C. last week as two university leaders shared their expertise with the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Col. Stephen “Lux” Luxion (Ret.), executive director of the MSU-led Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for UAS Research, or ASSURE, testified in a Sept. 28 hearing on integrating …

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Executive Director, Colonel (Retired) Stephen ‘Lux’ Luxion will represent ASSUREuas for upcoming testimony before the Senate’s Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation Hearing

Subcommittee: FAA Reauthorization: Integrating New Entrants into the National Airspace System September 28, 202202:15 PM U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled “FAA Reauthorization: Integrating New Entrants into the National Airspace System” on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 2:15 p.m. EDT. This …

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ASSURE Partner, UVM Offer FEMA-funded Drone Training Program

Fifteen first responders and emergency managers participated in a two-day UAS workshop hosted by the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab on August 10 and 11.  When an emergency happens in Vermont, whether it be a car accident or a natural disaster, there are a lot of questions that need to get answered as quickly …

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Via New England Cable News aka NECN, ‘The University of Vermont partnering to conduct national research for drone use in emergencies’

The University of Vermont and its partners are using a federal grant to help develop educational programs that’ll be deployed nationwide, aiming to break down barriers between first responders and complex technologies that could help them in their emergency work. “We can send a drone up, use thermal imaging at night, and find a subject …

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Via WAMC Northeast Public Radio, ‘Drone training for first responders at the University of Vermont’

Emergency responders and managers participated in a FEMA-funded drone training program at the University of Vermont this week. Hosted by the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab, 15 public safety, firefighting, emergency management, search and rescue, and agriculture and natural resource personnel spent two days learning about the technology and how to interpret drone data. …

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Via VermontBiz.com, ‘First responders take flight with FEMA—Federal Emergency Management Agency—funded drone training program at the University of Vermont’

Vermont Business Magazine When an emergency happens in Vermont, whether it be a car accident or a natural disaster, there are a lot of questions that need to get answered as quickly as possible. Vermont first responders arrive on the scene and assess rapidly before taking action, but when the situation is in a hard-to-reach location, …

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