3rd Edition

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    524 Pages 23 Color & 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    524 Pages 23 Color & 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Third Edition surveys the basics of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. Featuring chapters by leading experts, this fully updated bestseller fills the need for an accessible and effective university textbook. Focussing on the civilian applications of UAS, the text begins with an historical overview of unmanned aerial vehicles, and proceeds to examine each major UAS subsystem. Its combination of understandable technical coverage and up-to-date information on policy and regulation makes the text appropriate for both Aerospace Engineering and Aviation programs.



    About the Editors

    List of Contributors

    1. History

    Douglas M. Marshall and Benjamin Trapnell

    2. UAS Applications

    Mark Patrick Collins

    3. The "System" in UAS

    Joshua Brungardt and Kurt Carraway

    4. UAS Sensing—Theory and Practice

    Gabriel B. Ladd

    5. UAS Regulations, Standards, and Guidance

    Douglas M. Marshall

    6. Human Factors in Unmanned Aerial Systems

    Warren Jensen

    7. Safety Assessments

    Eric J. Shappee and Graham Feasey

    8. Export Control and ITAR

    Eric McClafferty and Rose Mooney

    9. Unmanned Aircraft System Design

    Robert D. Love and Brian Argrow

    10. UAS Airframe Design

    Michael T. Most and Michael Stroup

    11. UAS Propulsion System Design

    Michael T. Most and Graham Feasey

    12. UAS Subsystem Nexus: The Electrical System

    Michael T. Most, Jeff Brewer, and Samuel Stewart

    13. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Communications

    Saeed M. Khan

    14. Command and Control

    Nathan Maresch

    15. Unmanned Aircraft Subsystem Integration

    William H. Semke

    16. Detect and Avoid

    Dallas Brooks, Stephen P. Cook, and Brandon Suarez

    17. UAS in Public Safety

    Benjamin Miller and Adam Trajanowski

    18. Cybersecurity Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C- UAS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    Randall K. Nichols

    19. Unmanned Traffic Management ("UTM")

    Michael S. Baum

    20. The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Tom Haritos and Richard Kurt Barnhart


    Douglas M. Marshall



    R. Kurt Barnhart, Douglas M. Marshall, Eric Shappee