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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NBC5 features ASSURE’S research partnership with University of Vermont and how they are teaching first responders how drones can benefit their jobs

First responders learn how drones can make their jobs easier and safer. (Click here for the video story) The University of Vermont concluded a two-day program teaching first responders about the benefits of using drone technology. First responders learned how to pilot drones and ways to use them to collect data to help protect the …

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Mississippi State’s Raspet Flight Lab, an ASSURE Research Partner, Working with 911 Security to Ensure Safe Drone Use On Campus

In another proactive approach to campus safety, Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory is partnering with Dallas-based 911 Security to assist in monitoring drone activity on campus.  The MSU flight lab, which specializes in research and testing of unmanned aircraft systems, known as UAS or drones, signed a cooperative research agreement with 911 Security …

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ASSURE Partner, K-State Salina, Led Innovation Competition, Rewards Drone Enthusiasts for Their Innovative Ideas

Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus played an integral role in an unmanned aircraft systems flight competition in Starkville, Mississippi, where prize money from federal innovation funding was awarded to drone teams for their emergency safety ideas. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research Division, along with K-State Salina and …

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ASSURE’s Lead University, MSU, Hosts Competition Awarding $720,000 to Drone Enthusiasts for Their Innovative Ideas

Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory recently played an integral role in an unmanned aircraft systems flight competition in Starkville, Mississippi, where $720,000 in prize money was awarded through federal innovation funding to drone enthusiasts. The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Public Safety Communications Research Division, along with Mississippi State and Kansas State …

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ASSURE Research Partner, Embry-Riddle, Receives Federal Grant to Improve Drone Safety

Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve drone safety. The $371,000 grant will be used to study the detection systems of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to improve the safety of their operation. “The research will inform the development of standards and requirements for the …

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ASSURE’s Lead University, Mississippi State and Research Partner Kansas State University Conduct First Responders U.A.S. Triple Challenge

Teams from across the nation competed in the third stage of the First Responders U.A.S. Triple Challenge in STARKVILLE. The competition was hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology; it featured the advances in drone technology. Competitors put their best bot forward to try and capture the judges’ attention. …

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ASSURE Research Partner, K-State Salina Selected to Once More Support National UAS Prize Competition

Following its successful coordination of the recent First Responder Unmanned Aircraft System Triple Challenge, Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus has again been selected to lead an unmanned aircraft systems competition that will award prize money to winners. In partnership with Capital Consulting Corporation, K-State Salina will coordinate the National Institute of Standards …

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