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To Prep for Arctic Data-Gathering, ArcticShark UAS Kicks off Flights in Oregon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Prior to its scheduled launch in 2018, the ArcticShark, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed to collect atmospheric data in the Arctic, will undergo flight testing at the Pendleton UAS Test Range in Oregon. To be owned by the U.S. [Read More]

Oregon Creates UAS Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing Task Force

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

Oregon’s Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) has established a “Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing Task Force” (PRSTF) as part of an effort to promote awareness in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community. According to a recent announcement [Read More]

Oregon Sheriff’s Office Kicks off UAS Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2016

A Pendleton, Ore.-area sheriff’s office has launched its new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program, which will augment missions such as search and rescue (SAR) and emergency management. The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (USCO) says drones are continuing to help public [Read More]

Oregon UAS Test Range Green-Lighted for Flights up to 9,999 Feet

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 26, 2016

Oregon’s Pendleton UAS Test Range (PUR) is now one of two ranges in the U.S. with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for UAS flights up to 9,999 feet, during the day or night, and within the visual line of sight. [Read More]

Ag Drone Rodeo Comes to Pendleton, Ore., Soon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2016

The Oregon UAS FutureFarm is hosting a two-day Ag Drone Rodeo, which will feature unmanned aircraft system (UAS) crop survey flight demos and post-flight data analysis presentations from companies in digital agriculture. Taking place in Pendleton, Ore., on Aug. 18-19, [Read More]

Oregon UAS FutureFarm Offers Real-World Drone Testing for Agriculture

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2016

SOAR Oregon, a nonprofit organization focused on the development of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry in Oregon, has announced a grant award to the City of Pendleton for the establishment of the Oregon UAS FutureFarm project at the UAS [Read More]

Oregon Company Inks Grant for UAS Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2016

SOAR Oregon, a nonprofit group dedicated to advancing the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry in Oregon, says it has awarded a grant to Decavo LLC for the advanced engineering and development of UAS technologies. Decavo, based in Hood River, Ore., [Read More]

Oregon State Lays out Ambitious Plans for UAV Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 22, 2015

The Autonomous Systems Research Group at Oregon State University (OSU) is planning to significantly expand its activities with unmanned technology this year. The university plans to develop a local test field and a number of training and certification programs for [Read More]

UAVs Record Atmospheric Temperatures in Oregon Skies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 07, 2015

Scientists at Oregon State University (OSU) are using fiber-optic thermometers suspended from unmanned aircraft to measure atmospheric temperatures. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), John Selker – a hydrologist and professor in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences – [Read More]

Oregon Invests in UAS, ‘the Future of the Aviation Industry’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., Business Oregon and the City of Pendleton have announced a $545,000 state investment to help make eastern Oregon a premiere test range for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). ‘This new funding represents more than an investment [Read More]