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The OAR ORTA UxSRTO is no longer operating.

For further information, please visit The Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) Uncrewed Systems Program webpage.

UxSRTO Past Projects

Platform Project
Altair NOAA/NASA fly Altair over Channel Islands Marine National monument. Flights reached altitudes of 45,000 ft and duration of 18.4 hours.
Aerosonde NOAA/NASA fly Aerosonde into tropical storm Ophelia off North Carolina Coast
Platform Project
Silver Fox and Manta Flight tests by NOAA from Upolo Point, Hawaii
Altair NASA/USDA-FS/NOAA Fire Mission with Altair
Platform Project
Manta Glacier ice and melt pond mapping demonstration in Greenland
ScanEagle Successfully launched from NOAA ship Oscar Dyson in preparation for study of ice seals in Bering Sea
Platform Project
WISDOM Weather In-Situ Deployment Optimization Method program developed at NOAA OAR
ScanEagle Ice Seal imaging demonstration in Bering Sea
Platform Project
Global Hawk NASA/NOAA Global Hawk Pacific (GloPac) Experiment with first flight from California to Alaska to 85°N latitude and back
Global Hawk NASA/NOAA Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) Experiment with first flight of Global Hawk over high-impact ocean storms
Platform Project
VTOL Penguin photography demonstration in Antarctica with Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL)
Manta Soot Transport, Absorption, and Deposition Study (STADS) in Norway
Global Hawk NOAA/NASA Winter Storm Pacific and Atmospheric Reviers (WISPAR) Experiment with first release of high-altitude dropsonde in the Arctic
PUMA US Coast Guard/NOAA Simulated Oil Spill Exercise
Platform Project
Field testing of methane and trace gas sensing payload for potential UAS applications
PUMA and Aeryon Scout VTOL Steller sea lion demonstration in Aleutian Sea
Global Hawk NOAA Scientists Part of NASA-Led Mission to Study The Damaging Storms With Unmanned Aircraft, New Instruments
Ozone monitoring using Skywisp® UAS
Monitoring marine debris using two small UAS
Monitoring marine sanctuaries with PUMA
Platform Project
Ozone monitoring using Skywisp® UAS
Arctic Shield 2013 with U.S. Coast Guard
Marginal Ice Zone EXperiment (MIZOPEX)
River Forecasting Center UAS Missions
Monitoring Marine Debris with UAS
Monitoring Marine Sanctuaries with PUMA UAS