OPL

CBJ: University of Iowa OPL’s jets offer flight testing for DARPA project

Saturday, August 20, 2022
Corridor Business Journal
The University of Iowa Operator Performance Lab (OPL), a flight test laboratory that conducts research on human-in-the-loop and intelligent autonomous systems, aided DARPA’s Pheme project for a capstone demonstration event.
OPL

OPL’s jets take flight for DARPA Pheme capstone demonstration

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa Operator Performance Lab (OPL) provided flight testing for the capstone demonstration event for DARPA’s Pheme project.
Bathtub Sim

The New Yorker highlights OPL contributions to AI fighter pilot research

Friday, January 21, 2022
The New Yorker
The University of Iowa Technology Institute's Operator Performance Laboratory is featured in the New Yorker article "The Rise of A.I. Fighter Pilots: Artificial intelligence is being taught to fly warplanes. Can the technology be trusted?"
OPL Ceremony Highland

University of Iowa experimental test pilot, graduate research assistant promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Friday, January 21, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The U.S. Air Force has promoted a University of Iowa Technology Institute (ITI) graduate research assistant to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, an accomplishment recognized in a ceremony at ITI’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL) in December. 
OPL Demonstration

Collins Aerospace demonstrates Live Networked Joint Fires in the multi-domain battlespace

Friday, January 14, 2022
Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace demonstrated potential applications of resilient networking, intelligent sensing, and secure autonomous processing at the University of Iowa Operator Performance Lab in Iowa City.
Radio Comms

Collins teams with UI, OPL to demonstrate communication systems

Friday, January 14, 2022
Breaking Defense
Amidst the Pentagon’s push for Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control initiatives, Collins Aerospace recently teamed with the University of Iowa to run a series of exercises focused on resilient networking, intelligent sensing and secure autonomous processing.
Schnell Mi2

UI military helicopters take off to demo tech for Joint Forces officials

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
University of Iowa Technology Institute
University of Iowa Technology Institute has not one but two Mi-2 Hoplite helicopters, and this month both were airborne as part of a live flight test range demonstration incorporating high-powered night vision cameras mounted on the nose of one of the helicopters. 
Picture of the IBBA Luncheon at the OPL

OPL hosts Iowa Business Aviation Association luncheon

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab hosted aviation professionals from around the state for the Iowa Business Aviation Association’s (IBAA) quarterly luncheon.
ACE at OPL

ITI and OPL welcome teams behind DARPA's ACE program to advance AI dogfighting capabilities

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) hosted the quarterly integration meeting for DARPA's Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program to advance AI dogfighting capabilities at its hangar in Iowa City, Iowa.
NASA Earth

UI scientists to expand space-based research on campus through new P3 grant

Friday, June 18, 2021
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Faculty members from the Iowa Technology Institute, a research arm of the College of Engineering (CoE), are contributing to a new space-based, interdisciplinary research enterprise designed to strengthen University of Iowa’s competitiveness for NASA funding for space missions and instruments.