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
VSU Team Begins Work on “Logistics Convoy” Concept
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.
VSU Team Takes Fourth Place in AI Tracks at Sea Naval Challenge
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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