Upon course completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the history and evolution of unmanned aircraft and space systems as they apply to current and future uses in today’s commercial and military environments.
2. Analyze the commonalities and differences between manned and unmanned systems, and their different uses, applications, and associated human factors.
3. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of unmanned systems in relation to their current and future intended uses as they relate to human factors.
4. Identify and describe the major human factors issues surrounding the design, use, and implementation of unmanned systems in today’s commercial and military environments.
5. Evaluate the commonalities and differences of human factors issues surrounding the design, use, and implementation of unmanned systems as they are compared to the manned systems.
6. Analyze the sense and avoid issues surrounding the integration of UAS into the National Air Space (NAS).
7. Describe the commonalities and differences in training issues for unmanned operators and crews in terms of Crew Resource Management (CRM) programs.
8. Describe the issues surrounding crews of operators involved in long duration UAS operations (fatigue, handoffs, SA, CRM, etc.).
9. Identify and apply appropriate research methodologies and data analysis for graduate level problems related to course subject matter (effective 1 July 2013).
10. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research methodology and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective 1 July 2013).