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Fulton Schools engineers teamed with U.S. airmen at Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix for an Air Force innovation challenge. Together they developed the Dynamic Unmanned Threat Emitter, designed to help train military pilots to identify and react effectively to threats such as surface-to-air missiles and antiaircraft artillery. Dan Bliss (at far left in photo), a Fulton Schools associate professor of electrical engineering, and doctoral student Wylie Standage-Beier (second from left) put together a software defined radio communications system that can be operated from a computer. The system can help pilots and their aircraft perform intelligence, surveillance and defense missions. Bliss foresees the possibility of future collaborations to provide more high-tech support for Luke Air Force base.
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