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UAS Facilities and Flight Vehicle Fleet

UAS being tested in a wind tunnel

Uncrewed aerospace systems, sometimes called drones or unmanned aerial vehicles, are the next frontier of aviation. Researchers at the Aerospace Research Center are developing solutions to advance fundamental and applied UAS technology.

Facilities

Vehicles

  • Avanti high-speed research vehicle
  • HV1 non-linear aerodynamics flight vehicle
  • Mentor flexible wing dynamics platform
  • Octavian weather and atmospherics research vehicle
  • Peregrine high-endurance research vehicle
  • Q-Rex quadcopter dynamics research vehicle

Research vehicles snapshot

peregrine high-endurance research vehicle flying in blue skies
Peregrine high-endurance research vehicle 

 

Octavian rotor weather and atmospherics research vehicle flying in blue skies
Octavian weather and atmospherics research vehicle

 

avanti high-speed research vehicle being tested at The Ohio State University Airport
Avanti high-speed research vehicle