UMS 177 - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Components and Maintenance at Virginia Highlands Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Provides an introduction to the basic equipment and techniques used in maintaining, repairing, and upgrading sUAS to assure airworthiness and proper operation of the other components. Emphasizes safe practices in repair and handling of components and develops fundamental skills in troubleshooting/repair of the circuits, subsystems and components typically found in the complete sUAS. Covers payload sensor mounting, power management and security threat management.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total hours per week 4-5.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended to prepare those interested in becoming sUAS maintenance technicians or to support those interested in becoming sUAS mission operations technicians. This course provides coverage of the maintenance, repair, performance measurement, and upgrade of sUAS platforms needed to support advanced missions across diverse sUAS platforms.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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