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Flying a sUAS at Princeton

Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), also referred to as drones, model airplanes or remote control aircraft, are controlled aircraft without an onboard pilot. In higher education, the uses for sUAS are growing rapidly as technology advances and changes in federal regulations make possible a wide array of applications in research, education, and operations.

Princeton University has instituted procedures and policies for the use of sUAS, and follows the latest FAA guidance in setting rules for sUAS operation. Policies are designed to ensure that use of sUAS by students and researchers on campus is conducted in a safe, responsible manner. Use of sUAS that is intrusive of personal privacy, or endangers the security of anyone in the Princeton community, will not be tolerated.
 
To learn more about how sUAS technology is being used at Princeton, check out our blog
 
 

Blog: Updates From the Field

Students Explore Ecology Close to Home
March 1, 2018

Since last year, Princeton students have been doing intensive field work to study the impact of land-use change over a diverse and fast-changing landscape of forest, field, stream and lake. 

What might be surprising is that all this work was done right here at Princeton. Undertaken in partnership with Facilities and the Office of…

PEI Research Tracks Vegetation Changes With Drones
Nov. 1, 2017

In an article highlighting research projects by Princeton University undergraduates, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) shines a spotlight on important field data collection techniques utilizing drones. 

Working at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, ecology and…

News and Events

Amazon Prime Air launches drone delivery service just before Christmas
Jan. 4, 2023

Lockeford, Calif. and College Station, Texas saw the first Amazon package deliveries via drone on Christmas Eve 2022.

Drone-Mounted Sensors Can Help Fight Wildfires
Aug. 30, 2022

Drones Can detect arcing in rugged areas that are tough for helicopters and airplanes to reach, as well as identify maintenance needs before problems emerge. 

For emergencies, call Public Safety at 911. Report any crash, injury or property damage to Environmental Health & Safety at 609-258-5294.