A $1 million home for drone testing


Where drones go, so does Wright State University’s Vigilant Spirit Mobile Test and EvaluatiWright State Research Institute Logoon Center.

There’s nothing quite like the 35-foot truck-and-trailer anywhere else, said David Gross, chief engineer for Wright State Research Institute. Gross hesitates to say the vehicle is utterly unique. But chances are only a very few people have seen it or anything like it.

“What we’re doing here is pretty unique,” Gross said.

The $1 million vehicle helps engineers for Wright State and users of unmanned aerial systems determine how best to direct the remotely controlled vehicles. The vehicle is a platform for testing software that controls UAS airplanes.

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