Camber Corporation, an organization that provides unmanned systems and other technology solutions, has announced the establishment of Unmanned Systems Innovation (USI), LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary. The creation of USI supports Camber’s focus on expanding its broad capabilities in the unmanned systems market.
Currently, Camber is a partner and lead integrator for one of the six unmanned aerial systems test sites established by the Federal Aviation Administration. Camber, teamed with Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and several Texas state agencies, is leading unmanned technology research and testing to assure that safety requirements are met and that policies and procedures support the wider use of unmanned systems. Together, the team is collaborating on practical uses for unmanned technologies in agriculture; oil and gas pipeline and utility line surveys; transportation management; insurance evaluation; livestock and wildlife management and surveillance; coastal and shoreline research; and environmental monitoring.
Additionally, as part of Camber’s unmanned systems strategy to expand beyond aviation, Camber has established a Mentor-Protege relationship with Orca Maritime. Orca Maritime specializes in underwater imagery and data collection, using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), towed systems and divers. Together, the team is positioning to use state-of-the-art equipment and off-the-shelf software to respond to unique underwater layers for Geographic Information System (GIS) programs. This critical information serves port decision makers, first responders and facility owners in the maritime industry.
“It is our intent to be at the forefront of testing technologies and capabilities needed to fully integrate unmanned systems into manned and autonomous environments,” stated Phil Nolan, Chief Executive Officer, Camber Corporation. “As this is still a relatively new market, our number one goal is to collaboratively provide innovative, game-changing systems and capabilities that will propel us into a new age of unmanned systems use and productivity.”