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NIAS Collaborates With Microsoft & Nevada GOED

Nevada Institute for Autonomous

NIAS Collaborates With Microsoft On AI UAS Testing Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) announces that it’s teaming with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and Microsoft’s UAS research team on a new project. This project aims to test Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a 16 ½ -foot, 12 ½- pound sailplane. “Nevada wholeheartedly supports the growth of the Unmanned Aerial System…

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Drone Workforce Development Training Program

Drone Workforce Development Training ProgramSkyOp LLC

NIAS and SkyOp Partner on Drone Workforce Development Training Program The FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have entered into a partnership with New York based training and education provider, SkyOp LLC, to offer drone training programs and courseware to the West Coast.  Las Vegas will serve as the West Coast affiliate training center to…

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NIAS and NASA Test The Next Phase

NIAS and NASA test the Next Phase of NASA's UAS Traffic Management SystemDrone America

NIAS and NASA test the Next Phase of NASA’s UAS Traffic Management System On May 25, 2017, the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and its NASA Partners flew five different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) demonstrating multiple operational scenarios, including parachute initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations.  In addition to flying the specific NASA Unmanned Aircraft System…

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Beyond Line of Sight Urban Package Delivery

Nevada-based Consortium using Drone America UAV Completes First Long-Distance Beyond Line of Sight Urban Package Delivery

Nevada-based Consortium using Drone America UAV Completes First Long-Distance Beyond Line of Sight Urban Package Delivery Nevada Team records longest Unmanned Aerial Package Delivery flight in the U.S. The Nevada Drone Industry set a new long-distance record for aerial package delivery flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) under beyond line of sight conditions.  The backdrop was an urban environment…

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A Desert Oasis for Testing Big UAS

Arcturus UAV VTOL Jump-20 take-off

Mesquite, Nevada Is A Desert Oasis for Testing Big UAS The UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry includes a variety of aircraft and platforms necessary to accomplish a growing number of mission profiles and applications. There is a lot of interest in small (under 55 lbs.) platforms for commercial applications and for hobbyist, but there is also a growing demand for…

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Historic Agreement Signed

Ehang 184

Historic Agreement Signed Between GOED, NIAS & EHANG to Advance UAS Research & Develepment Article and Photo Source: Ehang LAS VEGAS, N.V. May 26, 2016 – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have executed a historic teaming agreement with EHang, Inc., a technological innovation company specializing in Research & Development, manufacturing, and…

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Unmanned cloud-seeding aircraft takes flight in Nevada

DRI Unmanned Cloud Seeding Aircraft Test Flight

Unmanned cloud-seeding aircraft takes flight in Nevada RENO – For the first time in aviation history, a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft has successfully tested a cloud-seeding payload during an experimental flight in Nevada. Flown at Hawthorne Industrial Airport under the state’s FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site designation, the Drone America Savant™ aircraft reached an altitude of 400…

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