Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
1. Describe and evaluate the evolution of Unmanned Aerial Systems as it applies to current and future operations.
2. Analyze how Unmanned Aerial Systems operations are integrated within air traffic control operations.
3. Evaluate the need for ground crew qualifications and certifications, including vehicle operators, maintenance personnel and logistical support personnel.
4. Describe the fundamental Unmanned Aerial Systems configurations, systems and components required for operations.
5. Analyze and evaluate the development of current military and civil uses of Unmanned Aerial Systems to include the economic, social and regulatory environment.
6. Compare structural and mechanical factors unique to the unmanned aerial vehicle element of the system.
7. Describe and analyze advanced guidance and control systems and requirements.
8. Evaluate and discuss potential future applications, including military and civil applications.
9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)