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ASCI 260 : Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Systems

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ASCI 260-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
ASCI
260
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Systems
3
This course is a survey of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and systems, emphasizing the military and commercial history, growth and applications of UAVs. Course will include basic acquisition, use and operation of UAVs with an emphasis on operations.

Provide an understanding of UAV development, a working knowledge of their role in aviation community and an appreciation of the increasing importance of UAVs in modern commercial and military missions. This course will help the student transfer and apply their knowledge to real systems in large transport category aircraft ground schools in their career.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the major aspects of UAV technologies, platforms and systems.

2. Explain the major events and developments in the growth in unmanned aviation.

3. Describe the missions and uses of UAVs

4. Correlate the development of UAVs and their expanding role with the aviation community in the global arena using critical thinking.

5. As part of the team, select an appropriate UAV to complete a given set of mission goals.

6. Make sound judgments regarding the future of UAVs based upon knowledge of the current state of the technology.

7. The student will demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

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
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Topic 1. Overview of UAVs and UAS Est. Hrs 7.0 Student Outcomes: a. Identify the classification of major UAS subsystem elements (e.g., aircraft, command and control, communications, payload, launch and recovery, support equipment) (LO1) b. Classify UAS groups, one to five, based on characteristic (LO1) Topic 2. Development of Unmanned Aviation Est. Hrs 7.0 Student Outcomes: a. Identify major events that led to buildup of unmanned aviation (LO2) b. Describe the difference in capabilities and requirements of early UAVs to current platforms (LO2) c. Discuss the integration of UAS into the national airspace (NAS) Topic 3. UAV Mission Profiles Est. Hrs 7.0 Student Outcomes: a. Identify the different missions for unmanned aircraft (LO3) b. Recognize the military and civil uses of unmanned aircraft (LO3) c. Identify the application of autonomous, semi-autonomous, and manual flight control in specific UAV platforms (LO3) d. Describe limitations of domestic missions based on FAA legislation Topic 4. Expanding use of UAVs Est. Hrs 7.0 Student Outcomes: a. Identify recent technological or operational advancements associated with UAVs (LO4) b. Discuss the reasons for increased UAV use, identifying issues, and judge if the benefits of use outweigh potential concerns using appropriate resources (LO4) Topic 5. UAS Mission Application Est. Hrs 12.0 Student Outcomes: a. As part of a team, identify an appropriate UAS (UAV platform, payload, communication, control, payload, and support equipment) for a specific mission (LO5) b. As part of a team, discuss the rational used to select the UAV and defend using appropriate resources (LO5) c. As part of a team, select appropriate research and statistical analysis methods to analyze potential new uses or application of the selected platform (LO6) d. As part of a team, identify what subsystem elements would require change to support new use or application and defend using appropriate resources (LO7)
Dr. Brent Terwilliger - 3/1/2015
terwillb@erau.edu
Stefan Kleinke - 3/1/2015
kleinkes@erau.edu
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
dennis.vincenzi@erau.edu
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
kenneth.witcher@erau.edu
PO#NameDescription
1-11 BS in Aeronautics PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will apply knowledge at the synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.
PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology (including concepts, techniques and tools of computing), mathematics proficiency & analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated.
PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in his or her writing.
PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.
PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will be able to analyze scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.
PO #6 - Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.
PO#7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities which enhance and promote lifetime learning.
PO#8 - Aeronautical Science: The student will demonstrate an understanding and application of the basic and thus advanced concepts of aeronautical science as they apply to the aviation/aerospace industry for solving problems.
PO #9 - Aviation Legislation and Law: - The student will engage and discuss to present an understanding and application of basic concepts in National and International Legislation and Law as they pertain to the aviation/aerospace industry.
PO #10 - Aviation Safety: The student will compare and discuss in written and spoken formats an understanding and application of basic concepts in aviation safety as they pertain to the aviation/aerospace industry.
PO #11 - Aviation Management and Operations: The student will present and illustrate an understanding and application of management activities as they apply to aviation/aerospace operations.
1-12 BS in Aviation Maintenance PO #1 - Critical Thinking: The student will apply knowledge at the synthesis level to define and solve problems within professional and personal environments.
PO #2 - Quantitative Reasoning: The student will demonstrate the use of digitally-enabled technology (including concepts, techniques and tools of computing), mathematics proficiency & analysis techniques to interpret data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions and solving associated.
PO #3 - Information Literacy: The student will conduct meaningful research, including gathering information from primary and secondary sources and incorporating and documenting source material in his or her writing.
PO #4 - Communication: The student will communicate concepts in written, digital and oral forms to present technical and non-technical information.
PO #5 - Scientific Literacy: The student will be able to analyze scientific evidence as it relates to the physical world and its interrelationship with human values and interests.
PO #6 - Cultural Literacy: The student will be able to analyze historical events, cultural artifacts, and philosophical concepts.
PO#7 - Life Long Personal Growth: The student will be able to demonstrate the skills needed to enrich the quality of life through activities which enhance and promote lifetime learning.
PO #8 - General Aviation Maintenance: The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the fundamentals of General Aviation Maintenance, including mathematics, physics, electricity, weight and balance, maintenance record keeping, commonly accepted maintenance practices, and the privileges and limitations of the A&P mechanic.

PO#9 - Airframe Maintenance: The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the fundamentals of Airframe Maintenance, including structural design, construction, airframe systems, inspection, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting. .

PO #10 - Powerplant Maintenance: The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the fundamentals of Powerplant Maintenance, including reciprocating, turbine, and propeller design and construction, systems, performance, operation, inspection, repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

PO #11 - Aviation Maintenance Management (Maintenance Mgt Specialization only): The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the management activities specific to the functions of aviation maintenance management. Specific management functions should include the knowledge and application of logistics, production and operation, life cycle analysis for systems and programs, project management, and other specific management functions as they apply to aviation maintenance.

PO #12 - Aviation Maintenance Safety (Maintenance Safety Specialization only): The student will show evidence of an understanding and application of the safety activities specific to the functions of aviation maintenance. Specific safety functions should include the knowledge and application of general aviation safety, structural and mechanical factors, systems safety, human factors, and other safety functions as they apply to aviation maintenance.
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