Fundamentals of UAS

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Course Description

This course, developed by the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology Education Center (UASTEC) at Del Mar College, covers the fundamentals of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). “This foundation course will apply fundamental Geographic Information Science (GISC) theories, principles and applications in the use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/sUAS) technology for the acquisition and analysis of geospatial data.” This course will introduce students to common UAS terms, applicable FAA regulations, the physical and environmental phenomenon that have an effect on UAS performance, maintenance and preflight inspection procedures, and more.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course:
  • The student will be able to define a sUAS and UAS systems.
  • The student will be able to identify and describe the key components and certification requirements for the Remote Pilot in Command of a small unmanned aircraft system.
  • The student will be able to describe how to obtain a part 107 remote pilot certification with a sUAS rating.
  • The student will be able to identify and describe key characteristic of a sUAS and requirements for registration, markings and condition.
  • The student will be able to describe the historical background of UAS and remote sensing.
  • The student will be able to identify and describe multiple UAS and sUAS platforms, specifications and applications.
  • The student will be able to identify and describe sUAS navigation and post processing software.
  • The student will be able to identify and describe introductory and fundamental remote sensing applications.
  • Basic Skill Requirements

    N/A

    Del Mar College
    Instructor
    This course was developed by the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology Education Consortium (UASTEC) at Del Mar College.

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