sUAS Systems & Safety – UAS Foundations

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UAS FOUNDATIONS

Course Length: 9 Weeks (40 Hours)

College Credits: 3

Course Objective: The course objective is to…
Provide an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of UAS technology to include the hardware and software
inclusions and gain a holistic view of concerns facing UAS integration into the National Airspace.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • identify important UAS technologies, platforms, and systems;
  • explain the origins and development of unmanned aviation for commercial and government applications of small
    UAS technology;
  • generalize the principles of small unmanned aircraft systems aerodynamics and performance;
  • analyze the key concepts and theories associated with Remote Sensing;
  • categorize UAS control stations and the method of UAS control;
  • distinguish between and identify appropriate datalink configurations.

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The general course topics include:

  • foundations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) more commonly referred to as drones
  • unmanned aircraft systems and classification
  • current issues for unmanned aircraft system operations
  • robotics
  • aerodynamics and performance
  • unmanned aircraft movement
  • unmanned aircraft system datalinks
  • radio frequency communications and limits
  • unmanned aircraft datalink configurations
  • ground control station equipment
  • ground control station architecture
  • role of the human remote pilot
  • remote sensing
  • active and passive sensors
  • cameras and other payloads

Course Schedule

Introductions, Certification Explanation, Orientation to LMS, Orientation Exam

Start Unit 1: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Assignment: Defining Concepts. UAS Classification, Assignment: UAS
Classification

A Brief History of UAS, Assignment: Other Historical Systems, Current Issues in UAS, Assignment: Other
important issues to consider, Unit 1 Progress Check Exam

Start Unit 2: Introduction to Robotics, Exercise: Robotic System Components, Exercise: Troubleshooting,
Aerodynamics and Performance, Exercise: Aerodynamics and Performance, Unmanned Aircraft Movement, Exercise:
Aircraft Movement, Unit 2 Progress Check Exam

Start Unit 3: Datalink Basics, Definitions, Datalink Functions, RF Communications and Limits, Assignment:
Issues facing radio frequency propagation

UAS Robust Datalink Configuration, Assignment: Extending a datalink’s range, Assignment: Loss of Datalink,
Unit 3 Progress Check Exam

Start Unit 4: Ground Control Station Equipment, Assignment: Human Factors and the Ground Control Station,
Exercise: GCS Design, Ground Control Station Architecture, Assignment: UAS architecture and Mission Planning

Role of the Human Remote Pilot, Assignment: Sense and Avoid Technology, Unit 4 Progress Check Exam, Start
Unit 5: Remote Sensing, Exercise: Remote Sensing, Quiz: Remote Sensing

Active and Passive Sensors, Exercise: Active and Passive Sensors, Cameras and Other Payloads, Exercise: image
Interpretation, Assignment: Capturing an Image, Unit 5 Progress Check Exam, Final Exam

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