Embry-Riddle/Florida Poly partner to increase aerospace safety

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has announced it will team with Florida Polytechnic University to advance autonomous aerospace safety, the university said.

Through a memorandum of understanding, both parties have agreed to work together to boost the research and application of cutting-edge autonomous technology.

Embry-Riddle will combine its strength in airborne autonomous systems with the Florida Polytechnic Advanced Mobility Institute´s expertise in verifying and validating new autonomous technologies. The core science of verification and validation is an essential engineering step for any new technology and the validation process offers assurances that the system works as it was intended and meets the users´ needs, while verification determines whether the technology is compliant with all standards and regulations.

Autonomy in airborne systems has been increasing within the Air Force for many years. The increase in autonomy has required an even larger increase in validation and verification, which reveals the most robust solutions.