Unmanned Systems (UNSY)
UNSY 501 Application of Unmanned Systems 3 Credits (3,0)
This course prepares students to understand the application of unmanned systems and their respective elements and technology to the operational domains, including atmospheric, exo-atmospheric, ground, and maritime environments. It includes applications, business cases, selection criteria, limitations and constraints, and ethical, safety, and legal considerations. Students will research, appraise, and recommend unmanned system tasking, environmental operational requirements, and system collaboration opportunities.
UNSY 515 sUAS Operation Fundamentals 3 Credits (3,0)
This course introduces graduate students to essential topics, concepts, and airmen knowledge associated with regulatory compliant use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) within the U.S. National Airspace System. Through participation in a sequence of modules featuring review of referenced documentation and use of interactive modeling and simulation tools, the student will gain exposure and comprehension of regulatory requirement compliance, required aeronautical knowledge, and application of best practices. With the successful completion of this course a student can expect to demonstrate appropriate acquisition of knowledge to prepare for the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification examination, while attaining an understanding of key factors supporting productive, purposeful, responsible, and legal operation of sUAS.Prerequisites: RSCH 665 and 670; Ability to meet Transport Security Administration (TSA) clearance requirements; and acquisition of items detailed in the ERAU-Worldwide sUAS Toolkit.
UNSY 520 sUAS Practical Application and Assessment 3 Credits (3,0)
This course further prepares graduate students to safely and effectively perform small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) operations in support of graduate level research and educational goals, through the practical application and practice of fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA)s. Students will participate in the review and practice of basic to advanced aircraft controls (manual and automatic), checklist and emergency procedures, flight planning, review of platform specific traits, aerial photography and post-flight processing techniques, pilot application, crew resource management, and instructor-student practical assessment. The use of both interactive scenario-based modeling and simulation and actual (live) sUAS tools helps students to establish and improve unmanned airmanship skills in settings supporting incremental exposure, progression, and assessment combined with instructor-guided feedback and practice. With the successful completion of this course a student can expect to demonstrate appropriate application of unmanned airmanship, while attaining further comprehension of key factors supporting productive, purposeful, responsible, and legal operation of sUAS. Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be physically located within the U.S., and hold an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate while participating in the UNSY 520 course. Prerequisites: FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate, acquisition of items detailed in the ERAU-Worldwide sUAS Toolkit, RSCH 665, RSCH 670, and UNSY 515. Those already in possession of an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate, prior to starting the sUAS Operation concentration/specialization, may complete ASCI 530, in lieu of UNSY 515 to ensure sufficient credit, research experience, and topical exposure.
UNSY 620 sUAS Operational Planning and Safety Management 3 Credits (3,0)
This course builds upon previously attained small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) operational knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA)s within the context of performing effective planning and management for graduate level applied research. It includes comprehensive review and application of sUAS planning and management concepts, topics, and techniques in real-world scenarios featuring team exercises; environmental, platform suitability, and safety analysis; use of interactive modeling and simulation tools; and regulatory compliant live sUAS operation. Students will gain further sUAS operational exposure and practical experience to address common challenges, analyze options, determine feasibility of plans, and implement a final operational plan featuring appropriate application of safety risk management and analytical operational planning. With the successful completion of this course a student can expect to further demonstrate appropriate application of KSAs, while mastering comprehension of key factors supporting productive, purposeful, responsible, and legal operation of sUAS.Prerequisite: UNSY 520 sUAS Practical Application and Assessment.