Sep 06, 2017
Since the introduction of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), they have been found to be a versatile technology that can contribute to a variety of fields, including national packaging services that deliver mail to assisting governments across the globe. Staying at the forefront of this technology, Dr. Junfei Xie, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been awarded $224,322 for UAS research by The National Science Foundation (NSF). This new grant will allow Xie to develop a networked airborne computing platform to enable advanced research in UAS exploration. This computing platform, which integrates communication, control, networking, and computing capabilities, will enable a broad range of new applications, such as intelligent transportation, emergency response, infrastructure monitoring and precision agriculture.