CCALS Partner Initiatives
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
- Problem: Limited access to UAV testing sites for last mile delivery of sensitive materiel, need for an educated workforce
- Interest: Companies interested in establishing UAV companies in VA supporting many industries across the commonwealth
- Benefit: 400 acres of test airspace, BVLOS-Ft Monroe, USRTC ‘Next Step Center’, clear development path, workforce, drone expertise, VA support
- Lessie Oliver-Clark (VSU)
- Robert Klenke (VCU)
- Hannan Naeeni (Longwood)
- Mike Robinson (ODU)
- Jim Lambert (UVA)
- Modeling and simulation of proposed routes
- Improve safety and accuracy of UAV, longer battery life per flight, reduce cost of training
- Collaboratively develop methodologies that improve data analytics algorithms to drive real- time data for management decisions
- Analyze risk and resilience
- Provide direct access to five universities with problem solving capabilities, drone expertise and testing facilities; clear development path
- Provide well-trained students for industry
- Partner to solve company-speciﬁc problems
For 8 years now Virginia State University (VSU) students have been exploring drones and how they can be used with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
A Virginia State University (VSU) student team took fourth place in the Artificial Intelligence Tracks at Sea Challenge competition held in the fall of 2020.
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CCALS offers its partners a unique economic and workforce advantage: A world class university ecosystem of advanced logistics innovation and excellence.