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The following Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation news articles are primarily press releases from the Marketing & Communications department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and LSUASC.

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October 23, 2015

Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation to provide drone for storm efforts

As the City of Corpus Christi works to coordinate all of its departments and emergency response agencies ahead of the weekend storms, they have included a new resource, that could help someone who may be stranded in flood waters. It's a drone, and it's being provided by the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Read more >>


October 16, 2015

LSUASC Executive Director to speak at USI 2015 Conference

The LSUASC is pleased to announce that Executive Director Jerry Hendrix will be speaking at the Unmanned Systems Institute 2015 Conference in San Diego, CA on 15 December. Please join Jerry at the conference to hear the latest information on FAA UAS Test Sites progress and research innovations. Read more >>


October 11, 2015

Companies monitoring the oil patch by drone

At a South Texas ranch, a drone mounted with cameras flew above and around a flare stack that burned natural gas. Live, high-definition images were transmitted back to the ground, where company officials watched video of the flare stack as it was operating, asking that the drone move this way or that to get a better image or different angle. Read more >>


September 28, 2015

Innovation and Opportunities Abound for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Tremendous opportunities exist for innovation and research with unmanned aircraft systems and the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS Center (LSUASC) of Excellence and Innovation is ready to help businesses develop those. In a public meeting held Friday, on the A&M-CC campus, LSUASC officials and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration gave an update and answered questions to a crowd of about 170 people. Read more >>


September 28, 2015

Jerry Hendrix Named as Executive Director of Lone Star UAS Center

Jerry Hendrix was recently named the Executive Director of The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Hendrix previously served as the center’s Chief Engineer as an employee of Camber Corporation, according to a news release. He has 32 years of aerospace industry experience.  Read more >>


September 3, 2015

Lone Star UAS Center Hosting Public Meeting on September 25, 2015

You are invited to join a public meeting hosted by the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 9-11 a.m. CDT at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's University Center, in the Anchor Ballroom. The FAA is supporting public meetings at each of the six FAA UAS test sites. Read more >>


August 31, 2015

Katrina: Aug. 31, 2005, 10th Anniversary of First Small UAS Flight

CRASAR was the first to fly SUAS for a disaster– Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 for the state of Florida which was assisting with the Mississippi response. Other groups flew too, but CRASAR was first with iSENSYS and WinTEC as our Roboticists Without Borders partners. WIRED has a nice piece on Katrina with some of the footage for our birds. Read more >>


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