Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG), MD – May 2018 – Adams Communication & Engineering Technology, Inc. (ACET) announced today that the company will partner with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), as they support the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a pilot program to integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.
The North Dakota DOT is one of only 10 participants in this pilot program, with ACET as one of the North Dakota DOT’s carefully selected partners. The pilot program will allow state and local governments to assist and expedite commercial drone efforts, including accelerating authorizations and waivers, as well as establish a positive, constructive rapport with the community in regard to drone operations.
ACET will actively support the North Dakota DOT mission to discover, evaluate, implement, and disseminate advanced air transportation technologies at the state, regional levels of the National Airspace System, and the international Air Traffic Control (ATC) community to improve capacity, safety, and security¬. ACET — alongside established university, industry, and veteran-owned partners — is focused on National Airspace Air Traffic Management (NAS ATM)/localized Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), surveillance criticality, command & control research testing, validation, and support to live integrated operations.
“We are excited to provide our cyber and aerospace expertise to the North Dakota DOT Team. ACET’s history of supporting the Intelligence community and DoD with adaptable and flexible solutions will be applied to the North Dakota DOT support of the FAA and their UAS efforts,” said Michael Seldes, ACET’s Chief Operations Officer.
ACET is a Veteran-Owned Small Business, with multiple offices including those at Patuxent River, MD; Huntsville, AL; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Reston, VA; and headquarters in Waldorf, MD. ACET provides system engineering and integration methods, techniques, and tools to help Intelligence, Defense, and Civil agencies build, integrate, operate, and maintain equipment, information, and systems.
About the Integration Pilot Program
The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) is an opportunity for state, local, and tribal governments to partner with private sector entities, such as UAS operators or manufacturers, to accelerate safe UAS integration. The program will help the USDOT and FAA craft new enabling rules that allow more complex low-altitude operations.
Learn more: https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/uas_integration_pilot_program/