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ACUASI joins the DOT Integration Pilot Program

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:42

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will join a new federal  initiative aimed at shaping the future of drones in America.

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected UAF as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program.…

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UAS for Search and Rescue -- ACUASI Featured in RotorDrone

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:22

Excerpt from: UAS for Search and Rescue on

Looking through the Trees

When an autistic 11-year-old on his bike went missing with his dad’s rifle this past…

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ACUASI Featured on the Front Page of the Daily News-Miner

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 15:13

See the News-Miner issue that features ACUASI on the front page HERE.


Geophysical Institute and NASA pair up for drone mission

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:02

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On June 6, members of the Geophysical Institute's Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, or ACUASI, along with members of NASA prepared for…

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Test of New Arctic UAS at PPUTRC Range

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 09:58

Source: The Pendleton UAS Test Range, part of the Pan-Pacific UAS…

Ted Ralston

Ted Ralston Appointed Director of Unmanned Aerial Systems at the Applied Research Laboratory, University of Hawai‘i

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 20:09


The University of Hawai‘i (UH) and the Hawai‘i state Department of Business Economic Development and…

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ACUASI Team Tests Near-Space Glider

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 08:57

Staff at the University of Alaska Fairbanks helped with a successful test of a high-altitude glider to help evaluate how advanced surveillance technologies could be used to track winged vehicles returning from space.

During the test this fall in Oregon, researchers at…

UAS Launch

University of Alaska Fairbanks and Fort Wainwright work together with unmanned aircraft systems

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 14:58

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems has seen a steady growth as they are used for an increasing number of missions, both military and civilian. A variety of payloads such as sensors, cameras…