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.