Brooks named interim director of Raspet Flight Research Lab
An engineer with decades of experience in the design, testing and certification of aircraft systems is now leading Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. Tom Brooks is the interim director of the university’s distinguished research center focused on unmanned aircraft systems
Drones are helping scientists understand major weather events
A few days after Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana on October 9, researchers from NOAA, the Northern Gulf Institute and the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory launched a TigerShark XP3 UAS platform near the banks of the Mississippi River. The TigerShark — a large drone — flew over long stretches of the river, collecting imagery of the riverbanks that would give scientists details about the flooding impact Delta had caused.
Unveiling of MSU’s vintage football uniforms flies high in flight lab’s Advanced Composites Institute
Mississippi State’s history of leadership in aerospace research and development, Bulldog “air raid” offense, and a nod to the university’s history mark the return of a vintage logo to MSU football uniforms this week.
UAS missions supporting flood forecasting following Hurricane Delta landfall
With operations based along the Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi, the Northern Gulf Institute collaborated with the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University to deploy an unmanned aircraft system for several hours over flood-inundated land during October to collect imagery.
FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts
MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory was recently designated as the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Safety Research Facility, placing the research center as the helm of studying and developing safety and certification standards as UAS become increasingly integrated in the U.S. airspace.
Business and innovation leader named director of MSU Advanced Composites Institute
A polymer scientist with extensive training and experience in business, marketing, leadership and innovation is the new director of Mississippi State’s Advanced Composites Institute.
RASPET Director Dallas Brooks Testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Future UAS Research
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Challenges surrounding the integration of emerging unmanned technologies into the National Airspace System led one Mississippi State University administrator to Capitol Hill today [May 8].
RASPET Flight Lab Partners with NOAA to Improve Flood Forecast
GREENWOOD, MS - For the second time in two months, NOAA's Northern Gulf Institute and Mississippi State University's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory successfully executed UAS operations to provide data to the National Weather Service's Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.