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ASCI 530 : Unmanned Aerospace Systems

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ASCI 530-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
ASCI
530
Unmanned Aerospace Systems
3
This course offers a conceptual approach to overall system design of unmanned aircraft and spacecraft systems, including remotely operated and autonomous unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and unmanned space systems. Course will include the concepts of communication systems, payload systems, control stations and related systems, vehicle specific systems, and support systems. The requirements for system architecture development and conceptual level assessment of major system elements will be examined as they relate to use in industry. The major system elements will be evaluated from a systems engineering perspective to include consideration for cost and weight estimation, basic aircraft performance, safety and reliability, lifecycle topics, vehicle subsystems, and system integration.

The course will provide the student with a broad, practical understanding of the concepts of the major systems associated with unmanned aircraft and spacecraft systems. Students will be acquainted with component systems through an examination of their historical development, current state, future concepts, and use of associated terminology. The course will further provide the student with a working comprehension of unmanned aircraft and spacecraft system design concepts, considerations and architecture, current system capabilities and limitations, future system potential, and systems development management. Finally, the course will provide the student with the subject matter knowledge necessary, when combined with cognitive domain learning skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, to positively contribute to the development of the field of unmanned systems.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the challenges associated with the integration of UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) and analyze the role UAS systems can play in overcoming those challenges.

2. Evaluate the differences in unmanned systems based upon their varying missions.

3. Evaluate the role of UAS systems in meeting the requirements of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory requirements for the operation of UAS.

4. Evaluate the history and current state of the design and architecture of unmanned systems.

5. Analyze and explain the functional requirements and capabilities of major unmanned systems, considering cost and weight estimation, basic aircraft performance, safety and reliability, lifecycle topics, vehicle subsystems, and system integration.

6. Analyze the different test and development schedules associated with various levels of unmanned system capabilities.

7. Evaluate, compare and contrast unmanned systems with comparable counterpart manned aircraft systems in regard to design, development, and operation.

8. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Brent Terwilliger - 3/1/2015
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Dr. Brent Terwilliger - 3/1/2015
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Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
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Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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