Bringing UAS to America's Skies

Disaster City Range

A topography map of the Disaster City Range (left) and a UAV hovering (right) over researcher Dr. Robin Murphy

The Disaster City Range is located at the nation’s premier training facility for fire-fighting and disaster search and rescue operations. Disaster City is adjacent to the Easterwood Field in College Station and is part of the Texas A&M University campus.

UAS operations are currently conducted under a COA by Dr. Robin Murphy, director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), which serves as crisis response and research organization striving to direct and exploit new technology development in robotics and unmanned systems for humanitarian purposes worldwide.

CRASAR has the largest number of deployments of rescue robots of any type: land, sea, or air. The center’s mission is to serve existing rescue organizations by providing deployable robot-assisted search and rescue teams while fostering research into SAR-specific robot systems and educating the public.

CRASAR operates Dragan and AirRobot UAS platforms at altitudes less than 200 feet.

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