Drone Traffic Research

Kamesh Namuduri (Photo by Ranjani Groth)

Kamesh Namuduri, professor of electrical engineering, has joined forces with the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for a NASA research project focused on ways to safely and effectively manage drone traffic in urban areas. Namuduri and his team of graduate and undergraduate students are creating and testing multiple approaches to facilitate drone-to-drone communication strategies, including cellular, satellite and direct communications. For this project, they're using tactical radios to establish direct communication between the drones.