Unmanned Systems Research Consortium

USRC Members

Founding Members

Dynamic Aerial Data Systems

Dynamic Aerial Data Systems, LLC (“DADS”) is a privately owned business formed to develop and commercialize proprietary analytical tools and expertise for converting remotely collected data and images into actionable information for management of commercial timberlands, agricultural operations, natural resources and infrastructure. In support of its primary focus, DADS is developing the capability to cost-effectively acquire various types high quality data and imagery using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as the platform for an array of remote sensing and imaging equipment.  DADS also pursues additional niche opportunities that arise from the development of this capability. DADS is located at the Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center (“ASTeCC”) on the campus of the University of Kentucky.

Prox Dynamics

Prox Dynamics designs and manufactures extremely small unmanned aerial systems—their Black Hornet is about the size of a hummingbird—for personal situational awareness in military, safety and security settings, including use by U.S. allies in Afghanistan. Aerodynamic performance of the Black Hornet was recently compared to that of hummingbirds, showing how close these man-made nano-UAVs are to their natural inspiration. With an eye toward the growing U.S. market, Prox Dynamics USA incorporated in the United States in 2014 to meet future customer demands and objectives.

Founding Affiliate Members


Drone Systems

Drone Systems, LLC is a veteran owned sUAS systems integration firm specializing in high performance multi-rotor aircraft for first responders, including situational awareness for law enforcement and fire departments, search and rescue, inspection and mapping among other applications.

Affiliate Members

AirLex, LLC

AIRLEX is a multi-veteran owned company that specializes in the integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems into existing government and commercial industries – helping clients achieve performance improvement through data identification, acquisition, collection and analysis.