The Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (Ohio UAS Center) serves as the state's one-stop shop for unmanned aircraft and advanced aviation technologies. The Ohio UAS Center operates as part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s DriveOhio initiative. Formed in 2013, the Ohio UAS Center manages and performs all unmanned aircraft operations for the Department of Transportation. In addition to ODOT operations, the UAS Center serves as a shared resource to local and state agencies for flight operations and UAS program development. Outside of flight operations and other services, the Center manages innovative initiatives and research projects focusing on enabling the lower altitude airspace and the integration of unmanned and autonomous aircraft technologies into the National Airspace System.
As an operation of the DriveOhio Initiative, ODOT recognized that unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous/connected vehicles are parallel technologies. Both of these technologies are advancing rapidly and disrupting their respective industries by developing remote and automated operation for transportation applications. By having these teams working collaboratively under one umbrella on both air vehicle and ground vehicle advancements, Ohio is able to leverage the resources from both sectors to make smarter decisions and avoid duplicative efforts. To learn more about DriveOhio and Ohio's smart mobility initiatives, visit the DriveOhio website.
Explore the website to learn more on the Ohio UAS Center's operations, initiatives, and research.
OU awarded $50,000 to promote advanced air mobility
Ohio University is helping Appalachian Ohio prepare for a future where people, cargo and emergency medical services are transported by autonomous drone-like aircraft.
Advanced Air Mobility Center in Ohio Will Enable Collaboration between USAF, NASA, Academia, and Industry
Construction of a facility for development of advanced air mobility projects began last month in Springfield, Ohio which will house the Ohio Department of Transportation's Ohio UAS Center.
ODH and ODOT UAS Radiation Detection
The Ohio Department of Health has partnered with Ohio Department of Transportation Unmanned Aerial Systems to provide a state-of-the-art radiation detection system called DroneRAD.