377 pages | 26 Color Illus. | 95 B/W Illus.
Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems surveys the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. It is designed for the student or layperson and thus assumes no prior knowledge of UASs, engineering, or aeronautics. Dynamic and well-illustrated, the first edition of this popular primer was created in response to a need for a suitable university-level textbook on the subject.
Fully updated and significantly expanded, this new Second Edition:
Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Second Edition capitalizes on the expertise of contributing authors to instill a practical, up-to-date understanding of what it takes to safely operate UASs in the National Airspace System (NAS). Complete with end-of-chapter discussion questions, this book makes an ideal textbook for a first course in UAS operations.
"I was very pleasantly surprised to see how carefully and thoughtfully this edition has updated the subject matter. … I like the addition of new and challenging topics, particularly 'UAS Airframe and Powerplant Design' and 'Policy and Public Perception.' … Iwould choose this second edition for my next class. … [This edition offers] amuch-needed and updated compendium of the unmanned aircraft world. [It is] a must read for someone who wants to get beyond the marketing and headlines and understand the promise, problems, and future for unmanned aircraft systems."
—Harry Kieling, Adjunct Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
Charles Jarnot, Edited by Ben Trapnell
The "System" in UAS
Joshua Brungardt with Kurt Barnhart
UAS Sensing: Theory and Practice
U.S. Aviation Regulatory System
Douglas M. Marshall
Human Factors in Unmanned Aerial Systems
Eric J. Shappee
Export Control and ITAR
Eric McClafferty and Rose Mooney
Unmanned Aircraft System Design
UAS Airframe and Powerplant Design
UAS Subsystem Nexus: The Electrical System
Saeed M. Khan
Command and Control
Unmanned Aircraft Subsystem Integration
William H. Semke
Detect and Avoid
Dallas Brooks and Stephen Cook
Policy and Public Perception
The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
R. Kurt Barnhart
Epilogue: A Final Word
Richard Kurt Barnhart, Douglas M. Marshall, Michael T. Most, and Eric J. Shappee