OFRN is a program of the Wright State Applied Research Corporation, and has the mission to stimulate Ohio’s innovation economy through job and product creation by building statewide collaborations between university researchers, Ohio-based federal laboratories and businesses.
The collaborative effort brings together private companies–ResilienX, TruWeather Solutions, Kongsberg Geospatial, with higher education partners– Kent State University, and The Ohio State University.
“We are excited for this opportunity to bring our health and integrity monitoring platform to Ohio,” said Andrew Carter, President, and CTO of ResilienX. “We have assembled a great team of partners to further the operationalization of routine, BVLOS UAS Operations for both the Ohio Department of Transportation and Air Force Research Laboratory. As an industry, we need to move past technology demonstrations and address the edge cases and adverse conditions that will affect deployed UAS Traffic Management Ecosystems. Our goal is to enable routine, scalable UAS operations in the NAS and this project is a huge step in that direction .”
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The project is a few weeks into the 18-month period of performance and is expected to wrap up during the summer of 2021 with final demonstrations to take place in both Springfield and Columbus, Ohio.
Read the full press release here.