AV 271 : Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems

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Introduction to UAS



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This course introduces students to the history of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and surveys current UAS platforms, sensors, terminology, challenges to integrating unmanned systems into the national airspace system, operational theory, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate of authorization (COA) process.

Learning outcomes

1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) History.
2. Students will be able to discuss various UAS platforms and terminology.
3. Students will be able to describe various sensors used for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operations.
4. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) military, and commercial requirements for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operations.
5. Student will be able to discuss the challenges of integrating Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operations into the national airspace safely.
6. Students will be able to discus he certificate of authorization (COA) process and demonstrate a basic understanding of the requirements for acquiring approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a certificate of authorization (COA)

Content outline

UAS Fundamentals
Pilot Education
UAS Operations Preparation Planning
UAS Operations Manual ORM and CRM
UAS Operations Flight Scheduling and Planning
UAS Communications, Logistics, Applications
FAA Regulations Commercial, Recreational and Public sectors
FAA Part 107 ORM
WX and Navigation 107
FAA Part 107 ADM and CRM
Life After Part 107 and 107 Certification Test
UAS Regulations, Political, Moral and Ethical Issues with UAS
Industry Sectors Manufacturers, Military, Consumer and International
Industry State and Outlook
Drones in Oregon Future Capabilities
Vehicles in Depth

Required materials

No required materials.

Grading methods

This course is assessed through participation, homework, exam project, and a final project.

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