A three-day course — taught by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University designed for UAS program managers, engineers, UAS pilots & operators, and individuals seeking to obtain further knowledge of UAS operations.
This three-day Embry-Riddle Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) course is designed to identify the key concepts, attributes, and challenges of UAS operations. Participants will receive 2.4 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of this course through ERAU. Currently the majority of UAS growth has been in support of military and security operations however, recent congressional mandates have unlocked a bourgeoning civilian market with interest in a broad range of uses such as aerial photography, precision agriculture, mapping, monitoring climate and environmental conditions, and public safety.
Attendees will gain knowledge of:
This seminar is instructed by a variety of subject matter experts from the aviation and UAS industry; with expertise ranging from operations to design and manufacturing.
John Robbins, Ph.D. is an agricultural and biological engineering expert with extensive flight experience who serves as the UAS program coordinator. Dr. Robbins teaches varied UAS courses.
Joe Cerreta, Ph.D. is a UAS industry expert with Hunter and Shadow instructor expertise as well as a designer of the Aerosonde fee-for-services program. Dr. Cerreta teaches UAS Operations and Cross Country Data Entry.
Tom Haritos, Ed.S. is a graduate of the US Customs and Border Protection’s Predator B sensor operator ground school. Professor Haritos teaches Unmanned Sensing Systems.
Alex Mirot, MPA is a former USAF Predator instructor pilot and UAS subject matter expert. Professor Mirot teaches Introduction to UAS and UAS flight simulation courses.
Pat Anderson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and the Director of the Eagle Flight Research Center. He has research activities in hybrid tailsetter UAV development and agricultural UAV research and development.