ASSURE Project Management

After a rigorous competition, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a Mississippi State University (MSU) team as the FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS). The COE is known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) and Mississippi State University is the lead. The COE will focus on research, education and training in areas critical to the safe and successful integration of UAS into the nation’s airspace. The team brings together 21 of the nation’s leading UAS and aviation universities that have a proven commitment to UAS research and development and the necessary resources to provide the matching contribution to the government’s investment. The purpose of this grant is to provide the initial funding for the Mississippi State University to instantiate operations. MSU will oversee all administrative duties for ASSURE and will host and facilitate all FAA required meetings. Funds are requested to support the Lead University, Mississippi State University, for ASSURE management activities and December and February quarterly meetings.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $8409503
    • Contract Numbers:







    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration

      800 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC  United States  20591
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mississippi State University

      Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762
    • Performing Organizations:

      Mississippi State University

      Mississippi State University, MS  United States  39762
    • Principal Investigators:

      Luxion, Steve

    • Start Date: 20150508
    • Expected Completion Date: 20231031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Centers of Excellence
    • Subprogram: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01589872
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)
    • Contract Numbers: 15-C-UAS-MSU-01, 15-C-UAS-MSU-05, 15-C-UAS-MSU-09, 15-C-UAS-MSU-10, 15-C-UAS-MSU-26, 15-C-UAS-MSU-33
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 5 2016 12:03PM