Drone Demos at Texas Airport to Support NASA UAS Traffic Management

For the second year in a row, the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is working alongside NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) concepts and technologies.

LSUASC will conduct a series of flights at the Charles R. Johnson Airport, which is located two hours south of Corpus Christi, beginning Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9.

During a special media demonstration on Tuesday, June 6, LSUASC will perform a scenario in which a boat has capsized in the Laguna Madre. LSUASC will send a UAS carrying Echodyne detect-and-avoid radar to the site of the capsized boat to provide a live feed of the incident. The radar will be equipped to the RMRC Anaconda fixed-wing drone.

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