The Ohio UAS Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Dayton and other partners have invested $5 million to develop and install SkyVision, a ground-based detect-and-avoid radar system at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport in Springfield. The system uses three existing FAA active radar systems to track piloted aircraft allowing for drone flight beyond line of sight.
In April 2019, the Air Force Research Laboratory received federal approval to operate unmanned aircraft beyond line of sight using SkyVision. The approval has allowed the Ohio UAS Center to facilitate the R&D, testing, certification and commercialization of UAS systems in the state. The Ohio UAS Center manages SkyVision operations and can help organizations with the opportunity to operate at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.
Contact the Ohio UAS Center today to discuss your organization's needs to safely test aircraft in the National Airspace System.