Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems

(1/2 Year to 2 Years)

One Basic Technical Certificate, one Intermediate Technical Certificate, one Associate of Applied Science Degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree are available.

Objectives

  1. The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program at the Idaho State University College of Technology addresses the interests and requirements of participants in career opportunities within growing UAS sectors such as aerial photography, surveying, agriculture, first responders, and security.

  2. The program provides basic skills, knowledge, and training in current unmanned aerial systems, including principles of flight, controls systems, basic electronics, airframes, and payloads.

  3. The program provides learning opportunities involving critical thinking and problem solving.

For a Program Information Packet showing descriptions of each option, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses, go online to http://www.isu.edu/ctech/programs.shtml.

Basic Technical Certificate: Unmanned Aerial Systems

(1/2 Year)

Required Courses:
UAS 0100Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems1
UAS 0105Introduction to Remote Sensing1
UAS 0110Applied Mathematics and Electronics for Unmanned Systems3
UAS 0115Flight Theory3
UAS 0120Flight Laboratory I4
Total Hours12

Intermediate Technical Certificate: Unmanned Aerial Systems

(1 Year)

Required Courses:
UAS 0100Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems1
UAS 0105Introduction to Remote Sensing1
UAS 0110Applied Mathematics and Electronics for Unmanned Systems3
UAS 0115Flight Theory3
UAS 0120Flight Laboratory I4
UAS 0150Unmanned Systems Design2
UAS 0155Power Plant and Propulsion Fundamentals4
UAS 0170Flight Laboratory II4
UAS 0382Introduction to Rapid Prototyping2
ENGL 1101English Composition3-4
or ENGL 1101P English Composition Plus
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 13
Any Objective 6 course3
Total Hours33-34
1

Contributes to a General Education requirement.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Unmanned Aerial Systems

(2 Years)

Required Courses:
UAS 0100Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems1
UAS 0105Introduction to Remote Sensing1
UAS 0110Applied Mathematics and Electronics for Unmanned Systems3
UAS 0115Flight Theory3
UAS 0120Flight Laboratory I4
UAS 0150Unmanned Systems Design2
UAS 0155Power Plant and Propulsion Fundamentals4
UAS 0170Flight Laboratory II4
UAS 0200Advanced Electronics and Payload for Unmanned Systems4
UAS 0212Beginning Surveying, GPS and Geo-Referencing5
UAS 0228Principles of GIS3
UAS 0222Intermediate Surveying and Spatial Analysis5
UAS 0250Imagery Analysis3
UAS 0255Autopilot Theory3
UAS 0264Introduction to Calculus4
UAS 0270Autopilot Laboratory3
UAS 0382Introduction to Rapid Prototyping2
General Education courses: 1
PHYS 1101
1101L
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory 2
4
Additional General Education courses12
Total Hours70
1

See General Education Requirements (minimum 15 credits) for the A.A.S. Degree at the start of the College of Technology section of the catalog.

2

Contributes to a General Education requirement.

How to Read Course Descriptions

Courses

UAS 0100 Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems. Introduces the essential elements of UAS history and operations. PREPREQ: UAS program major and permission of instructor. F

UAS 0105 Introduction to Remote Sensing: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to the various types of remote sensors and UAS platforms and their specific uses. Students will research the various sensors and platforms and present findings to the class. PREREQ: UAS program major. F

UAS 0110 Applied Mathematics and Electronics for Unmanned Systems: 3 semester hours.

Mathematic principles and practices as they relate to the construction and operation of unmanned systems. Includes an introduction to basic electronics fundamentals. PREREQ: UAS program major. F

UAS 0115 Flight Theory: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to the principles and practices of heavier than air flight. Overview of aircraft components, control systems, and theory of operation. PREREQ: UAS program major. F

UAS 0120 Flight Laboratory I: 4 semester hours.

Experiments involving the construction, repair, and operations of light duty, remote unmanned aircraft. PREREQ: UAS program major. F

UAS 0150 Unmanned Systems Design: 2 semester hours.

Investigation of vehicle types, construction materials, tool implementation, and other design considerations for development of unmanned systems. PREREQ: UAS program major. S

UAS 0155 Power Plant and Propulsion Fundamentals: 4 semester hours.

Theory of operation of propulsion, power plant, and control methods used in unmanned systems. PREREQ: UAS program major. S

UAS 0170 Flight Laboratory II: 4 semester hours.

Continuation of UAS 0151. Advanced experiments involving the construction, repair, and operations heavy lift and multirotor aircraft. PREREQ: UAS program major. S

UAS 0200 Advanced Electronics and Payload for Unmanned Systems: 4 semester hours.

Understanding and implementation of electronic and optical measurement devices, manipulators, and the operator control systems for unmanned systems platforms. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0110 or RCET 0156. F

UAS 0212 Beginning Surveying, GPS and Geo-Referencing: 5 semester hours.

Introduction to surveying theory and field work using equipment in the areas of measuring, leveling, total stations and GPS. Field projects include alignment stakeout, profile leveling, closed traverse, survey coordinate geometry applications and spatial geo-referencing. Equivalent to CET 0112 and GEMT 1112. PREREQ: UAS program major. F

UAS 0222 Intermediate Surveying and Spatial Analysis: 5 semester hours.

Study land surveying techniques, traverses and closures, bearings, coordinates, construction surveying and staking. Control for surveys, topographic surveying and mapping using calculators and coordinate geometry (COGO) to solve surveying problems. Study of data collection techniques and spatial analysis. Equivalent to CET 0122 and GEMT 1122. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0212 or CET 0112. S

UAS 0228 Principles of GIS: 3 semester hours.

Study of GIS fundamentals, introduction to GPS, databases, and metadata. Practical application of ESRI and ArcView software. Build, edit, and query a GIS; basic spatial analysis. Requires competence in computer operating systems. Equivalent to CET 0228. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0110 or CET 0120. F

UAS 0250 Imagery Analysis: 3 semester hours.

This course will teach students imagery interpretation principles, give them an understanding of the different roles of imagery analysts in an operational environment. Students will receive hands-on operational experience through mission planning, simulation and collecting images. PREREQ: UAS program major. S

UAS 0255 Autopilot Theory: 3 semester hours.

Fundamentals of unmanned platform autopilot avionic circuitry, navigational sensors, communications, and telemetry systems. Introduction to automated flight software and mission planning. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0200 or RCET 0154. COREQ: UAS 0270. S

UAS 0264 Introduction to Calculus: 4 semester hours.

Correlations of algebraic, trigonometric, and geographic topics as well as logarithms and their applications. Algebraic calculus concepts involving differentiation and integration and their applications to electronic circuits and waveform analysis. Equivalent to RCET 0264. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0110 or RCET 0142. F

UAS 0270 Autopilot Laboratory: 3 semester hours.

Experiments involving integration, calibration, trouble shooting and repair of avionics circuitry and related devices. Flight plan development and implementation using automated flight software and mission planning. PREREQ: UAS program major; UAS 0200 or RCET 0156. COREQ: UAS 0255. S

UAS 0382 Introduction to Rapid Prototyping: 2 semester hours.

Introduction to the software, tools, and techniques used in modern rapid prototyping processes. Equivalent to RCET 0382. PREREQ: UAS program major. S

Faculty

Coordinator/Instructor

McNeel

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