About The Company
Reference Technologies (ReferenceTEK) was founded on the
premise that the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is nascent
and at the cusp of an explosive opportunity that extends from
federal, state and local governmental opportunities to the
commercial and private sectors.
The company is located in Boulder County, Colorado in close
proximity to the University of Colorado, Colorado State
University, University of Denver and the U.S. Air Force Academy,
all of which have significant UAS programs included within their
aerospace engineering curriculums. In addition, the
company has access to numerous governmental institutions
including the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and a host of
leading aerospace companies including; Lockheed Martin, Ball
Aerospace, Boeing, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications,
Raytheon and Northrop Grumman.
In addition to these significant resources, Colorado has one of the largest UAS test and training sites in the U.S. Located in the San Louis Valley of southern Colorado, an area of over 4,000 square miles of
mixed terrain, a test ceiling of 15,000 feet MSL and a seasonal mixture of weather environments is available to the company for testing its latest UAV, the Hummingbird XRP.