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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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August 27, 2015

Freedom to Drone: Why Unmanned Aircraft Systems Are the Future

The future is here. No doubt about it the drone industry has taken off, with 70,000 jobs projected in three years of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration into U.S. airspace. The world's largest organization devoted to advancing unmanned systems and robotics also anticipates 100,000 jobs in UAS manufacturing alone within a decade of airspace integration. Read more >>

August 7, 2015

Top Area Students Experience Drone Technology at Summer Institute Hosted by Island University

The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted 20 local high school students during the inaugural Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Institute, held July 27- 31. As part of the program, students programmed and flew drones on an indoor course. Read more >>

July 31, 2015

First Responders and researchers demonstrate technologies at Summer Institute in Flooding

First responders and researchers braved scorching temperatures this week to demonstrate the latest in life-saving technologies at the Summer Institute on Flooding hosted by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Center for Emergency Informatics (CEI) in conjunction with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). It is the 8th Summer Institute held at TEEX facilities, and the second one focused on flooding, which is the number-one type of disaster in the world. Read more >>

June 25, 2015

Lone Star UAS Center UAS Test-Site Operator to Use New Situational-Awareness Tool in Flight

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the first FAA UAS test-site operator to use a new situational-awareness tool in actual flight during recent range operations. Read more >>

June 4, 2015

Island University's Drone Test Flights Survey Shoreline, Include Early Morning Launch

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi conducted test flights this week (June 1-5) from a Port Mansfield airport through the University’s Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center that included an early morning launch in the dark and shoreline flights that matched on-the-ground surveying. Read more >>

June 2, 2015

BNSF Railway Tests Unmanned Aircraft with Lone Star UAS Center

The Lone Star UAS Center completed a week of testing with a private client at the Port Mansfield airport the week of May 25. The client, BNSF Railway, tested unmanned aircraft. “The Lone Star UAS Center successfully completed our second mission for BNSF Railway,” said Matt Nelson, Mission Director with the Lone Star UAS Center. Read more >>

May 29, 2015

Lone Star UAS Center Provides Drones to Survey Flood Damage and Assist Search and Rescue Efforts

A test-site research team from the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been dispatched to Wimberley, Texas, to conduct low-altitude research flights in the wake of devastating flooding. The town of Wimberley, about 30 miles southwest of Austin, was struck May 25 by heavy flooding along the Blanco River. More than 400 homes were destroyed. Four deaths were reported in Hays County and at least eight persons were reported missing. Nineteen storm-related deaths were reported in Texas and Oklahoma and 14 in Mexico. Read more >>

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