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For the state of Ohio, supporting research in advanced air mobility has been a top priority — a priority shared by Chad Mourning, assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and his collaborators.  

In 2021, Mourning was awarded one of Ohio Federal Research Network’s awards for a low altitude weather network (LAWN). His team completed the soft launch of their first unit at the National Advanced Air Mobility Industry Forum on August 22, 2022.  

“We have an issue where we go to the Weather Channel and the satellite is telling you about the weather at 10,000 feet. There can be a big difference in the weather as we experience it on the ground and the weather at 10,000 feet,” Mourning said.