Inside Unmanned Systems

AUG-SEP 2016

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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33 unmanned systems inside August/September 2016 ugust/Septe August/September 2016 August/September 2016 be August/September 2016 0 August/September 2016 6 August/September 2016 ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. collection challenges, determine what aircraft and sensors are needed to solve the challenges, integrate those sensors onto the aircraft, and ul- timately fly the UAS. They also will understand the current safety and regulatory landscape and how to interpret and optimize the data they get back from their vehicle. The new curriculum, available starting with the 2016–2017 academic year, begins with in- coming freshman getting a private pilot cer- tificate for manned vehicles, and then also becoming certified to f ly by instruments only. By the end of the first year they also will have taken a course on f lying multirotor vehicles in which each student f lies about 40 missions for a minimum of 10 hours behind the controls. By sophomore year, those same students will be teaching underclassmen how to f ly. Top: A student and staff member working on a multi-rotor at Kansas State. Bottom: An Embry- Riddle student works with a small rotorcraft.

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