Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Seminar — Daytona Beach


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.

UAS Workshop

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:

  •   UAS System Components and Classification
  •   UAS Regulatory Environment
  •   UAS Design and limitations
  •   Developing Standard Operating Procedures & Emergency Response Plans
  •   Safety Management Systems for UAS Operations
  •   Issues Associated with UAS Airspace Integration
  •   Future and Current Trends affecting the UAS Industry

About the Workshop

Who Should Attend
  • UAS Engineers
  • Transitioning Military UAS Operators
  • Mission Coordinators
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Field Service Representatives
  • UAS Technicians
  • UAS Program Managers
  • UAV Enthusiasts
  • Insurance and Legal Professionals
  • UAS Operators & Pilots
  • Emergency Management Professionals 
Key Topics
  • The UAS Market
  • UAS Systems Design and Development
  • UAS Sensors Packages
  • UAS Safety Policy and Risk Management
  • UAS Navigation Systems
  • National Airspace System Integration
Labs & Resources
Embry-Riddle, in collaboration with URS, has built a state of the art Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) laboratory for research and aircrew training. Embry Riddle’s lab is outfitted with URS’ X-Gen Unmanned Aircraft System Trainer which is designed and built around proven image generator software for real-time rendering of the UAS sensor view together with controls, displays, and a 2D tactical map for air vehicle operations. The X-Gen simulator accurately reproduces the Ground Control System (GCS) hardware and UAS flight characteristics of large internally piloted UAS.  Participants at the Daytona Beach Workshop will have the opportunity to tour the lab and observe scenarios (subject to approval).
Instructor Expertise

 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.

  • When: Feb. 27- Mar. 1, 2018
  • Where: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, Campus
  • Early Bird Course Fee: U.S. $1,400 
  • Standard Course Fee: U.S. $1,500

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