This course introduces students to Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations using rotary drones including the DJI Matrice 600 quadcopter and fixed wing drones such as the Sensefly eBeeSQ fixed wing drones (shown here).
Our third year pilots have a log book beginning to bulge with commercial flight time. This year they are assigned the task of carrying out missions for our collaborators.
This course introduces students to advanced unmanned aerial systems (UAS) mission planning and operation, as they progress to higher level simulation and mission planning/ execution. Lab/Field: Student teams launch, recover and maintain advanced Unmanned Aerial Systems. Current projects are underway and planned in wetlands restoration monitoring, seagrass bed mapping, whale and salmon observation.