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North Dakota UAS Test Site Research Collaboration with NASA
Post Date: Jun 01 2017

By ND Commerce
Who: Executive Director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site Nicholas Flom along with North Dakota based companies including SkySkopes (Grand Forks), ISight RPV Services (Grand Forks), Unmanned Applications Institute (Grand Forks) and Botlink (Fargo).
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site has recently completed research initiative with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the implementation, operation, and maintenance of UAS Traffic Management (UTM) systems in the National Airspace System (NAS).
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.
University of North Dakota’s Robin Hall - 4275 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58202
Why: The Northern Plains UAS Test Site conducted research flights flown 10 miles south Grand Forks simulating UAS flights supporting the precision agriculture and electrical utility industries. The NASA UTM system supports a variety of uses, including package deliveries, farmland surveys, powerline/power pole inspections, search and rescue operations, video surveillance operations and runway, railway and bridge inspections.
Contact:  Contact Jesse Bradley at the North Dakota Department of Commerce for additional information at 701/328-5300 or jhbradley@nd.gov. 
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