Prioria Robotics, Inc., developers of the tactical Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Maveric™ and Tetra™, was chosen by Saint Louis University’s Parks College as the sole SUAS partner for their Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) program. The multi-system, multi-platform purchase is part of a partnership that will enable Saint Louis University (SLU) and Prioria to collaborate on a variety of UAS research and development activities.
Maveric™ is a single-person operable and portable aircraft, usable in the most rugged conditions and equipped with the largest number of payload options of any hand-launched UAS, including day, night and custom payloads utilizing Prioria’s modular payload system. Tetra™ is a compact quad flyer for short duration operations with vertical take off and position-holding capabilities.
“We area pleased to support Saint Louis University’s UAS program,” said Bryan da Frota, CEO of Prioria. “They are an educational thought-leader whose research, we believe, will be key to the transition happening in the marketplace of airspace opening for commercial use.”
Prioria and SLU worked together to create the research-based partnership program. Low cost of ownership, multiple platform capability, and Prioria’s proven track record of working with research institutions were primary factors contributing to the mutually beneficial partnership.
Damon Lercel, Program Director at the SLU Center for Aviation Safety Research, believes the partnership will play an integral role in enhancing the SLU UAS program. “This is the key partnership within our strategy for SLU to be a leader in unmanned aircraft systems education and research,” Lercel stated.