Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Kansas State University-Salina has been selected to test certification standards for small unmanned aircraft systems.
The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement with K-State Salina for the university to test industry standards for small unmanned aircraft systems set by the F38 technical committee of ASTM International.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the small systems the school will test typically weigh 55 pounds or less. K-State Salina unmanned aircraft systems program manager Mark Blanks says the project will involve testing standards to identify weaknesses.