Unmanned Systems (UMS)

UMS 107 - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Remote Pilot Ground School

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Presents the aeronautical knowledge required for FAA approved commercial operations as a Remote Pilot with small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating. Covers the regulations applicable to small UAS operations, loading and performance, emergency procedures, crew resource management, determining the performance of the small unmanned aircraft, and maintenance/inspection procedures. Prepares students for the FAA written examination required to obtain the Remote Pilot certificate.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended to prepare those interested in becoming certified as a Remote Pilot with small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating,. It prepares the student with in-depth coverage and understanding of the current FAA sUAS certification topics.

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UMS 111 - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) I

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Introduces students to the history of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), surveys current platforms, applications, components, and sensors. Covers the theory of flight, operations, manual flight, maintenance, and required record keeping. Introduces mission planning, crew management, and autonomous control. Emphasizes the ethical, legal, and safe use of sUAS.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended to provide beginning operational mission related concepts to those interested in becoming sUAS remote pilots. It provides introductory coverage of the operational requirements needed to complete simple missions and meet FAA regulations covering the operation of sUAS.

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UMS 112 - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Program and Flight Data Management

Course Description

Effective: 2018-01-01

Provides an introduction to drone programming and flight data management, archiving and manipulation of data in addition to report generation. Covers programming topics and logic design concepts including the use of applications that are designed to manipulate data retrieved from the drone.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is intended to prepare those interested in learning the basics of programming instructions to a drone. Students will retrieve data from the drone and then learn how to import into database for storage and future usage.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: UMS 111.

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UMS 177 - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Components and Maintenance

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.

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UMS 211 - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) II

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Focuses on advanced Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) mission planning and operation of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). Covers mission planning, operations, communications, autonomous flights, ground control station operations, crew management, emergency procedures, safety/air vehicle pilot checklist procedures, sensor selection, data collection and analysis. Examines advanced coverage of maintenance, operations support, and introduces geospatial product workflow. Emphasizes the ethical, legal, and safe use of sUAS.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course builds on the introductory operational concepts provided in UMS-111 Small Unmanned AircraftSystems (sUAS) I. It provides in-depth coverage of the operational requirements needed to plan and complete advanced manual and autonomous missions while meeting FAA regulations covering the operation of sUAS. It adds additional coverage in all aeras including piloting, crew management, maintenance, cyber security, data processing, and risk management.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: UMS 111

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