Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Training Lab

The College of Aviation UAS Lab is the largest Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Lab for research and aircrew training in the United States.

The lab features MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) simulators with pilot, sensor operator, mission coordinator and customer crew roles. The simulators are on the same local network and can simulate flying all aircraft in the same environment.

The simulators feature an EO (Electro-optical) and IR (Infrared) camera payload that can live stream video to a UAS operation center in the lab. The virtual environment is located in Arizona and Georgia, with many fully modeled airports and cities in those locations. The virtual world can also run scenarios with moving vehicles, lifelike human and animal characters, and special effects. The simulators are capable of recording aircraft position, mode of control, system parameters, GCS (ground control station) screens, mouse/keyboard inputs, and audio from crew and radio communications. The simulators run on Windows based PC’s using CIGI (Common Image Generator Interface) and DIS (Distributed Interactive Simulation) simulation protocols. 


  • 16 MALE simulation workstations
  • Instructor station
  • 6 Operations center monitors

Lab Information

Location: Advanced Flight Simulation Center, Building 311, 101A

Lab Directors: Professor Alex Mirot and Billy Rose

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, email Daytona Aviation Labs at dbdeanga@erau.edu.