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Research & Partners

The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL) is an innovative, world-class flight research facility with a 70 year history of successfully serving government and industry customers and MSU faculty, staff, and students alike.

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Through RFRL, MSU is a proud member of two FAA Centers of Excellence: (1) The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) –  a MSU-led coalition of 23 world-renowned research Universities and over 100+ government and industry partners –  and (2) the Joint Advanced Materials & Structures (JAMS) Center of Excellence in which ACI is a new member.





In addition to leveraging RFRL’s expanding network, the ACI currently enjoys alliances with:

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In addition to our own staff, ACI is supported by the incredibly talented, diverse, and award-winning academic faculty and staff of Mississippi State University.

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Mississippi State University’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Studies
Mississippi State University’s College of Arts & Sciences
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