The Unmanned Systems minor includes an introduction to unmanned systems operations and a study of advanced unmanned aircraft theory. Additional, areas of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) modeling and control fundamentals, ground based systems, visual and electro-optical aspects of navigation, obstacle and terrain avoidance systems, modular on-board processing systems, and current applications are explored.
Students learn about the significant regulations impacting the unmanned systems operations and the differences with manned systems. Paramount to all aviation operations, safety assessment, functional requirements, system integration, and sensitivity analysis are explored. Students demonstrate proficiency in unmanned systems programming, preflight, flight operations, post flight inspection, and mission analysis and debriefing.
Note: Due to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) imposed by the State Department of the United States, UMS 483, UMS 485, and UMS 491 are only open to U.S. citizens. An additional laboratory fee applies all laboratory classes.