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    Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SUAS 101 - Drone Technology 1


Number of Credits: 3
Drone Technology 1 introduces students to Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) and will provide a comprehensive overview of a diverse range of drones and their application in a variety of industries and businesses. Students will obtain a rich understanding of issues related to drone flight, such as how this technology affects privacy, legal issues, governing bodies, and current regulations. Students will learn best practices and basic controls for flying a drone in both controlled settings and outdoors. This course will provide preparation for the Aeronautical Knowledge Test required for students to obtain their FAA Remote Pilot Certificate. Certification is not guaranteed Additional $800 fee required; fee includes personal drone and certification preparation and materials. (Spring, Summer and Fall terms) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): exemption/completion of ENG 001  and MAT 095 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Implement general regulatory requirements of Part 107 regulations (PG1, PG2).
  2. Interpret operating rules and requirements under Part 107 regulations (PG1, PG2).
  3. Evaluate airsIpace to include controlled, uncontrolled, and special use airspace (PG1, PG2).
  4. Judge Airspace operational requirements (PG1, PG2).
  5. Explain Airport Operations (PG1, PG2).
  6. Practice Aeronautical decision-making (PG1).
  7. Define physiological factors affecting remote pilot performance (PG1, PG2).
  8. Demonstrate basic maneuvers of SUAS flight, including take off, landing and stationary flight (PG1, PG3, PG5).
  9. Execute a SUAS mission plan (PG1, PG3, PG4, PG5).
  10. Examine weather-related issues and requirements as they relate to SUAS (PG1).



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