UAS TEST

Building on Maryland’s UAS Excellence

The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site offers researchers, students, government and industry access to extensive resources and pools of expertise in every aspect of UAS research.

Vision

A world where unmanned aircraft systems are safely and responsibly used to improve lives.

Mission

As a leader in research, development, testing and education, we leverage and enhance existing skills, expertise and resources to safely and responsibly integrate and advance unmanned aircraft systems.

Goals

  • Establish UMD as the premier university advancing unmanned aircraft systems in the US, with an international presence.
  • Catalyze economic diversification, strengthening our UAS industrial base.
  • Conduct safe, efficient, effective operations in support of our mission.
  • Create and deliver products and programs in support of workforce development and higher education goals.

MAAP Membership

The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site is a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) under the FAA UAS Test Site program, along with Virginia and New Jersey. As one pillar of that strong team, we stand ready to assist the FAA with integrating UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS).

News & Events

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Experts Available to Comment on FAA's Small UAS Rule

UMD UAS Test Site offers insights on how "Part 107" will affect commercial use of UAS. more»

Scassero to Speak on Use of Drones in Nursery Production

Interactive session to focus on how nursery owners could use drones in everyday operations. more»

UMD UAS Test Site Hosts Public Safety Demonstration for First Responders

UMD hosted a demonstration of the Project Lifesaver/Lockheed Martin Indago UAV system for representatives from nine public safety organizations. more»

UMD UAS Test Site Hosts Southern Maryland Pilots

Pilots, aviation enthusiasts from the Experimental Aircraft Association's Chapter 478 of Southern Maryland fly aircraft at UMD UAS Test Site. more»