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  • North Coast Drone Alliance
  • TECH PARK plan
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  • Airport Plan
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  • RideShare
  • Job development
  • NASA Tech transfer

Related Resources

Unified Drone Detection Network Presentation

Unified Drone Detection Network
January 15, 2021

Protect your community and airspace today with Unified Drone Detection. UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) or Drones can be used in a variety of applications, for a lot of very useful activities, and can support many different industries. Their use and applications are continuing to grow as we discover how UASs can allow us to work smarter, faster and safer. Since there is little control of airspace and recreational users are also increasing, our safety is in danger. A proven solution is drone detection which consists of 2 things, software and hardware. Unified Drone (an Aerozone Alliance member) and Aerial Armor created a partnership to provide a subscription-based model for easy adoption. We are proud to be able to bring this detection network to you at a low cost to keep NEO protected and safe. The first step is a threat assessment for your community, we offer this accompanied with a 2-week trial allowing a better understand of the threats and issues you may be facing. As we’d like you to be early adopters of the system, we are offering Aerozone Alliance members a 10% discount.  View the Presentation »

Featured Video: How to Get FAA Airspace Authorizations for Drone Flights Using LAANC and the FAA Dronezone

Courtesy of: Jason Damman, V1 Drone Media ( and the North Coast Drone Alliance (
December 28, 2020

Are you planning to fly a drone near Burke, Hopkins, or another airport? Whether you are flying for work or fun, you need proper authorization to fly within five miles of an airport. North Coast Drone Alliance member Jason Damman (V1 Drone Media) created this helpful video which walks through the process of getting authorization to operate in controlled airspace, both through a LAANC app and also via the FAA Drone Zone website.  Watch Now »

Related Research

Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Ahmed, Ali H.; Thomas, Andrew R.; and Henning, Mark, “Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1559.

Increasing the resiliency of the electrical utility system in a region has numerous benefits to the residents, companies, and public entities operating in that region ranging from improved safety to financial impacts. However, attracting political interest and capital for such a major infrastructure improvement project requires an expectation from the potential participants that the project will be technically possible and economically attractive for investors. Performing a feasibility study is an important first step to ensure that a project is worthy of pursuit from both a technical and economic viewpoint.  Read More »

Valuing Resiliency from Microgrids: How End Users Can Estimate the Marginal Value of Resilient Power

Citation:  Thomas, Andrew R. and Henning, Mark, “Valuing Resiliency from Microgrids: How End Users Can Estimate the Marginal Value of Resilient Power” (2017). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1516.

This report is part of a general microgrid planning evaluation for Cleveland, Ohio undertaken by Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University, underwritten by the Cleveland Foundation. The evaluation has been undertaken in collaboration with Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland. This report focuses on one of the more important questions posed in building a microgrid: what is the marginal value of reliable power to end users?  Read More »

The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Citation:  Thomas, Andrew R.; Henning, Mark; Date, Kirby; and Simons, Robert A., “The Economic and Fiscal Impact of a Microgrid in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio” (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1560.

This report relates the results of an investigation into market conditions for a proposed microgrid in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, as well the potential for additional jobs, income, and tax revenues that might accompany such an enterprise. Power interruptions have been estimated to cost commercial and industrial customers more than $100 billion each year in the United States.1 Because microgrids can reduce or eliminate power disruptions, the proposed microgrid could position Cleveland to capture growth among those industries that experience relatively greater losses when power outages occur. This includes momentary interruptions, which account for a “substantial portion”2 of such costs. The improved quality, reliability, resiliency, and security associated with a Cleveland microgrid could offer a locational advantage in attracting companies for which a power interruption is particularly costly. Access to clean, distributed generation is also an attribute that is of significant interest to commercial end users.  Read More »