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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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SUAS 102 - Drone Technology 2

Number of Credits: 3
Examine how to fly a variety of professional level drones, pre-flight planning, advanced drone maneuvering, and image/data collection and manipulation. Capture aerial photos, apply basics of video and photo editing, and use software packages to create maps and 3D models. Additional $800 fee required. (Fall & Spring Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): SUAS 101  and FAA Remote Pilot Certificate/Part-107 License plus a minimum of 20 hours documented flight time (instructor will request a copy of your log book during preview week)
Course Topics:
Advanced Flight

Foundations of Aerial Photo and Video

Foundations of Aerial Data

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Create an advanced flight plan and pre-flight checklist (PG1, PG2, PG3, PG5).
  2. Complete various flying scenarios including obstacle-based maneuvers, flight patterns, panning, and pre-loaded flight paths using SUAS (PG1, PG2, PG3).
  3. Select the best flying practices for aerial photography, videography, and technical data capture(PG1, PG2, PG4).
  4. Capture image-based content for creative and technical post-processing applications (PG1, PG4).
  5. Manipulate image-based content (PG3, PG4).
  6. Utlilize sUAS software to capture accurate data imagery (PG1, PG3, PG4).
  7. Generate 3D maps within software to extrapolate measurement data such as area, volume and distance (PG4).

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