The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (OH/IN UASC) has officially formalized a partnership with Dayton, Ohio-based Wright State University and the university's National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR).
The UASC is working with the NCMR to expand UAS efforts supporting first-responder and emergency-management training.
“NCMR is accomplishing critical training for first responders. We are working to support their efforts to enable first responders to utilize UAS technologies,” says Dick Honneywell, UASC’s executive director.
“The UAS center is also working closely with Wright State University to establish modeling and simulation software that aids flight planning, provides added safety for flight operations, creates an environment for training, and enables research and development,” Honneywell explains. “These capabilities will allow NCMR to accomplish needed planning and training before first responders are engaged in real-life emergencies.”
Last fall, the UASC and the Wright State Research Institute conducted their first flight operations at Ohio’s Wilmington Air Park for modeling and simulation research.
The OH/IN UASC is a joint venture between the states of Ohio and Indiana. Its mission is to advance UAS commercialization and support flight operations for government and agencies. It offers a mix of services and a variety of test ranges and capabilities to support research, development, testing and evaluation of UAS technologies for businesses, government and academia.
Photo: Wright State Research Institute’s first UAS research flight last fall