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UAF research team uses drones to help the community

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 12:11

On Friday morning the Alaska State Troopers (AST) requested the help of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, ACUASI, to help them conduct a welfare check.…

First FAA-Approved Long-Range UAS Test Completed in Alaska

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 15:38

Alaska continues to be at the forefront of an aviation revolution. This time, pilots and scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft…

Alaska Team Performs BVLOS Drone Flight Without Human Observers

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 15:53

FOX, Alaska – A team of partners in the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (IPP) have conducted a…

Drone Experts Present Technological Threats, Solutions to Senators

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:12

A panel of witnesses explained to senators the challenges and potential solutions for securely using and regulating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones at a June 18…

The ACUASI response team

UAS for Search and Rescue -- ACUASI Featured in RotorDrone

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:22

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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…

ArcticShark UAS

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…