3 Kansas universities part of unmanned aerial system team

Drones (KSN File Photo)

SALINA, Kansas (AP) – Kansas’ three largest universities have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to be a part of a team that will help integrate unmanned aerial systems into the nation’s airspace.

Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State University have been named members of the FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. According to a news release, the center will focus on research, education and training for the systems that are also known as drones.

The news release says research areas will initially include detect-and-avoid technology; low-altitude operations safety; control and communications; spectrum management; and compatibility with air traffic control operations.

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