3 Kansas universities part of unmanned aerial system team


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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' three largest universities have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to be a part of a team that will help integrate unmanned aerial systems into the nation's airspace.

The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/1HiNd3o ) reports Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State University have been named members of the FAA's Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. According to a news release, the center will focus on research, education and training for the systems that are also known as drones.

The news release says research areas will initially include detect-and-avoid technology; low-altitude operations safety; control and communications; spectrum management; and compatibility with air traffic control operations.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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