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ASCI 316 : Operational and Business Aspects of Unmanned Aerial Systems

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Operational and Business Aspects of Unmanned Aerial Systems
This course will prepare the student to differentiate the applicable needs of civil aviation for UAS. It will examine each of the particular needs and address how to implement the UASs to fill that need within the constraints of the current national airspace and federal aviation regulation restrictions. Particular attention will be given to skill sets and tools used to mitigate restrictions and to create a flight operation that can successfully employ UASs.

The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of different UAS platform capabilities and a working knowledge of criteria used in selecting a UAS for a particular mission need. Students will be introduced to launch, payload, mission planning, and recovery operations as well as normal and emergency operational procedures. Special emphasis will be placed on current and future regulation of UASs, restrictions and permission requirements, as well as operational parameters in which UASs can function.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Contrast the various types of Unmanned Aerial Systems technologies, platforms and systems.

2. Compare launch, payload, missions, and recovery operations applicable in civilian Unmanned Aerial Systems operations.

3. Differentiate among the criteria unique to civilian Unmanned Aerial Systems applications.

4. Evaluate and select the best match of Unmanned Aerial Systems platform to application.

5. Recommend approaches to integrate a Unmanned Aerial Systems into a civilian application to include coping for regulatory and operational restrictions.

6. Analyze mission parameter requirements for a civilian Unmanned Aerial Systems platform within the confines of the current regulatory environment.

7. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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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
Mr. Brad Opp - 3/1/2015
Stefan Kleinke - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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