Mr. Dallas Brooks is the Director, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University and the Associate Director of the ASSURE FAA UAS Center of Excellence. As the Raspet Director, he is responsible for MSU’s broad spectrum of government and commercial manned and unmanned aviation research, development, test and engineering programs. As the Associate Director for ASSURE, he develops and coordinates research strategies and focus areas for over 20 of the nation’s leading universities specializing in unmanned systems integration, safety, operations and policy. He also directs ASSURE’s UAS Safety Research Center, a national-level research facility that focuses on enhancing the safety and efficiency of UAS operations in a broad range of environments.
Mr. Brooks is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. He also serves as co-chair of the Federal UAS Science and Research Panel, supporting 8 Federal agencies including the FAA, the DoD, NASA and DHS to identify and solve key UAS integration technical challenges.