The Ohio UAS Center operates as part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s DriveOhio initiative because unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous/connected vehicles are parallel technologies.
Ohio is systemically working to put unmanned aircraft to work supporting a broad range of business operations. Project surveying, infrastructure inspection, project monitoring, environmental survey, resource survey, corrections facility surveillance, police and firefighting support are among a few of the areas where Ohio is working to put unmanned aircraft to work supporting the work of state and local government operations.
Statewide data collection operations include:
- Bridge Inspections
- Aerial Photography/GIS
- Exterior / Interior Inspections
- Construction Monitoring
- Traffic Monitoring
- Quick Clear Operations
- Emergency Management
- Communications / Promotional Videos
- Structures/Facilities Inspections