Wright State Research Institute – a branch of Dayton, Ohio-based Wright State University – has been granted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for photogrammetric mapping.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the institute is teaming up with 3D Aerial Solutions to fly Sensefly's eBee over land in a test site of Wilmington Air Park, a local airport. The data that is collected will be used by the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center and Test Complex to create virtual UAV flights.
The institute, which already has a partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, is also waiting to receive FAA approval to conduct UAV flights over the National Center for Medical Readiness.
Read the full Dayton Daily News article here.