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SUAS 0201 - sUAS Design, Construction, and Applications


Spring 3 Credit Hours
UAS Design, Construction, and Applications is a basic aircraft design course to introduce design, construction, and practical applications of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), commonly called drones. Students will learn how to build and operate an sUAS by constructing an operational system from components. Design considerations for potential commercial and recreational applications. Emphasis is on the basics of Conceptual, Preliminary, and Detail sUAS Design phases, while the student builds a quadcopter sUAS from a kit chosen to perform a specific purpose or mission. Using the personal sUAS acquired in sUAS 101, the student will continue the development of fundamental skills necessary to commercially operate an sUAS and to build on topics to facilitate FAA certification and gain experience as a Remote Pilot. Students will analyze and test their owned sUAS against Design parameters, and choose a kit to construct an sUAS for a designated purpose. Course topics include sUAS Purpose-oriented Design; Aerodynamics; Physics and Flight Mechanics; Aerospace Vehicle Control; Engineering for System Construction; Risk Management Procedures; Design Workflow; Conceptual, Preliminary, Detail, Initial Performance, Mission Performance, and Final Performance Design Milestones; Performance Analysis; Prototype Flight Test; and Flight Test and Evaluation. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Course Charge: $187.00 Drone Program Charge Prerequisite: SUAS 0101 .



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