NOAA Uncrewed Systems
Research Transition Office

Research Areas

Evaluate observing strategies

Address critical data gaps

Facilitate UxSRTO application

Evaluate ship-launched UxSRTO technology and infrastructure

Develop extended visual line of sight operations

Analyze the value of high-altitude observations

Develop UxSRTO CONOPS for conducting pinniped surveys in remote regions

UxSRTO Program Mission

To facilitate UxSRTO applications and utilization

Accelerate transition of UxSRTO capabilities from research to operations

Provide expertise and resources for UxSRTO research and development

During the month of March 2022, the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and Physical Sciences (PSL) Laboratories used a newly developed uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) to better understand the chemical and physical characteristics of the atmosphere. The suite of sensors used in these demonstrations will improve climate and weather models by providing unique information about the atmosphere (Video/Credit: L3Harris). Read more in our article, click here.