HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Camber Corporation announces today that is has signed a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to be the lead systems and business integrator for the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC) Test Site. The LSUASC is one of six Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test sites identified by the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Camber will provide key services for TAMUCC to include systems engineering, range planning and mission execution support as well as business development and flight operations for the test site. The Camber team, along with the TAMUCC, have already established the Mission Control Center which will status operations, fuse aviation tracks, store mission critical data, and control UAS missions.
"We are honored to partner with Texas A&M - Corpus Christi and the State of Texas on this pioneering endeavour to integrate and operate a FAA certified UAS test site in Texas," said John Lord, President of Camber Corporation. "UAS operations will be part of future aviation in the U.S., and Camber's systems integration expertise will support TAMUCC's leadership in the integration of unmanned systems into the national airspace. We are confident that our partnership will support a cost-effective venture for users of the LSUASC."
Camber, along with TAMUCC and several Texas state agencies, is leading unmanned technology research to assure that safety requirements are met and that policies and procedures support the wider use of unmanned systems. Together the team is collaborating on practical uses for unmanned technologies in agriculture; oil and gas development, production and transmission; pipeline and utility line surveys; transportation management; insurance evaluation; livestock and wildlife management and surveillance; coastal and shoreline research; and environmental monitoring.
"The Lone Star UAS Center provides testing capabilities, 290 flying days a year over mountains, high deserts, agricultural, coastal and maritime topographies along the Gulf of Mexico and over virtually unpopulated regions. It's the ideal research environment for testing UAS," said Dr. Luis Cifuentes, Vice President of Research, Commercialization and Outreach at TAMUCC and interim Executive Director of the LSUASC. "Our partnership with Camber and their strong team will provide significant capabilities in many UAS related technologies and enhance mission success."
Camber's teaming partners include Jerry Thompson and Associates, Modern Technology Solutions Inc., Bay Area Houston Advanced Technology Consortium (BayTech), Aviation Specialties, Southwest Research Institute, Capacity Technologies Inc. and AvMet Inc. In addition to TAMUCC, the team is joined by research universities including Texas A&M University in College Station, the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute, Texas Tech University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Camber Corporation is a premier professional services organization that provides solutions in unmanned systems, systems engineering, modeling and simulation, training, intelligence, cyber security, information technology, and threat mitigation. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Huntsville, AL, Camber employs 2,500 professionals in over 100 locations in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia delivering ISO 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 20000 and CMMI level III certified, high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
SOURCE Camber Corporation