Southern Company, MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab partner to expand UAS use
Southern Company and Mississippi State University are proud to announce a new collaboration that will expand the energy company’s use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to map critical infrastructure, assess weather-related damage and conduct routine utility inspections.
Students find career development opportunities at MSU’s Raspet Flight Lab
Three aerospace engineering students awarded employment stipends by the Mississippi Space Grant Consortium are among the 17 students scheduled for part-time work at Mississippi State’s Raspet Flight Laboratory during 2021.
Chemist named research director, chief scientist at MSU’s Advanced Composites Institute
A research leader with valuable industrial experience at a global specialty chemicals company has been named research director and chief scientist at Mississippi State’s Advanced Composites Institute.
MSU’s Quietest Room: Raspet Flight Lab using new chamber to develop quieter drones
Quietness and Mississippi State’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory might seem an odd pairing since the lab sits adjacent to a local airport runway. However, a newly constructed interior room at the flight lab has been labeled the university’s quietest.
MSU engineers lead the way for bringing UAS to the skies during ice conditions
Mississippi State engineers in the university’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory are spearheading research that could make unmanned aircraft systems operational by the U.S. government as well as civilian aviation in icy conditions.
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.
RASPET UAS System Helps Improve Floodwater Forecast
As the Yalobusha River rose around Greenwood, Mississippi, during a major rainstorm in late February, scientists from the Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University deployed a small unmanned plane that took high-resolution images of rising waters and beamed them back in real time to NOAA weather forecasters.
MSU Kicks off UAS Delta Region Initiative
GREENWOOD, Miss.—Mississippi State University is once again using unmanned aircraft systems expertise and resources to benefit the Magnolia State.
New TigerShark UAS adds Capability to RASPET
Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory is expanding its vast unmanned aerial systems research and support capabilities with the acquisition of two of the latest TigerShark XP3 aircraft.
Cindy Hyde-Smith Helps Secure Funding for MSU
WASHINGTON, DC— Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the award of a $7.2 million defense contract for the Mississippi State University to test emerging unmanned aircraft systems technologies.
Brooks named Raspet Flight Research Laboratory director, ASSURE associate director of research
A nationally-recognized leader in unmanned aircraft systems research, development, testing, operations and integration is joining Mississippi’s flagship research university.
Boeing to place stitched composites research at Mississippi State center
One of the world's leading aerospace companies has selected Mississippi's flagship research university to host its Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center.
FAA Selects Mississippi State University Team As Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
WASHINGTON – After a rigorous competition, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has selected a Mississippi State University team as the FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
MSU-led unmanned aircraft alliance investigates ground collision scenarios
The Federal Aviation Administration announced results today [April 28] from a major study to understand the risks of flying small unmanned aircraft systems over people, and Mississippi’s leading research university was a key contributor to the project.
ASSURE - Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Dignitaries look at an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle on display after a campus news conference celebrating Mississippi State's recent designation by the Federal Aviation Administration as the National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Mississippi added as a full member of Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex
FAIRBANKS, Alaska and STARKVILLE, Miss.-- The State of Mississippi has joined Alaska, Oregon, and Hawaii as a full member in the University of Alaska Fairbanks led Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex, one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s seven Unmanned Aircraft System Test Sites.
Mississippi State selected to lead Homeland Security UAS test site
Mississippi State University will lead a major research and development project for the Department of Homeland Security after a rigorous and highly competitive review process.