We conduct research with NC State University and are members of the Next Generation Air Transportation Team (NGAT). This team consists of more than 30 academia, industry, and government members created to provide research and application-oriented technology within the UAS industry.
In 2016 we worked with the MAE department of NC State who partners with private industry to develop small class autonomous aerial vehicles for military use. Drones have a tremendous electromagnetic and acoustic signature, so conducting research in an anechoic chamber helps to identify how we can reduce both so that they are harder to hear and to identify.
In the above photo, MAE graduate student Thomas Powers, right, works with Woodus (Rocky) Mintz in the chamber on a multirotor hexacopter that Mintz built. Mintz is a founding partner of Sandhills Robotics in Fayetteville, NC. In partnership with TFM & Associates, Inc. Sandhills Robotics works with the MAE department on drone research.