The second-largest degree-granting college at the University of North Dakota, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences operates one of the largest fleets of civilian aircraft in North America. Leading the world in aerospace education and research UND Aerospace is a world-renowned center for aerospace learning, nationally acclaimed for our achievements in collegiate aviation education, atmospheric research, space studies, and earth system science and policy research.
With 50 years of experience in aviation education, training, and research, UND was the first to offer a UAS degree in 2009. We continue to be national leaders in UAS education and research today.
The FRL core research and development expertise is in precision navigation, guidance and flight control for UAS conducting remote sensing operations. Flight test core expertise is in flight test for validation and verification of flight control technologies including AI flight controllers. Navigation and guidance for multiple UAS is enabled by mesh network communication networks. UAS are designed, built and deployed in the cryosphere for remote sensing of ice sheets.
The University of Maryland UAS Research and Operations Center (UROC) is at the forefront of UAS research and is comprised of experts in military and civilian aviation, engineering, and project management. UROC experts leverage decades of experience and cutting-edge technology to accelerate the safe, responsible application of UAS in public and private industries. A current focus is developing the Chesapeake UAS Route Network for integrated crewed/uncrewed regional flight operations.