About Us


LSUASC History and Focus

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) is one of seven Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites in the United States.  The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents established Lone Star UAS in the Fall of 2013 as a research center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  We are a global partnership for research, development, testing and evaluation of UAS technologies across educational, public and commercial agency interests.  Lone Star UAS also provides an economic stimulus to attract related industry partners to Texas and informs governing agencies regarding UAS operations in the National Airspace System.  LSUASC supports the aeronautical research needs of research institutions, private-sector service providers, non-profit corporations, and local, state and federal agencies.



LSUASC serves a wide variety of clients from local, state and federal agencies to private-sector original equipment manufacturers.  

For example:

  • Public Safety Agencies
  • Local, State and Federal Agencies
  • Oil & Gas Stakeholders
  • Educational Entities
  • Scientific Researchers, etc.
  • Precision Agriculture Entities
  • Forest Management
LSUASC capabilities


LSUASC Capabilities

  • Fully Operational Mission Control
  • Mobile Beyond Visual Line of Sight infrastructure
  • ESIL – Electronic Systems Integration Lab
  • Mobile Operations Center
  • Radar Array Capabilities
  • Custom 3D Printing
  • Fleet of small UAV’s
  • Sensors