Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems is the editors’ response to their unsuccessful search for suitable university-level textbooks on this subject. A collection of contributions from top experts, this book applies the depth of their expertise to identify and survey the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Written from a nonengineering civilian operational perspective, the book starts by detailing the history of UASs and then explores current technology and what is expected for the future.
Covering all facets of UAS elements and operation―including an examination of safety procedures and human factors―this material gives readers a truly complete and practical understanding of what it takes to safely operate UASs for a variety of missions in the National Airspace System.
Topics covered include:
The U.S. aviation regulatory system
Certificate of authorization process
UAS for geospatial data
Automation and autonomy in UAS
Sensors and payloads
With helpful end-of-chapter discussion questions, this resource is designed to give beginning university students and other new entrants to the field a comprehensive, easy-to-understand first overview of the field. The book’s broad scope also makes it useful as a foundation for professionals embarking on further study.
Brand: CRC Press
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I cannot recommend this book. Because it was written by several different people it became difficult to read due to the different writing styles. The Questions at the end of the upper chapters became irrelevant to the subjects covered in the chapters.
Much of the exact same information can be obtained from US Government websites.
There were many grammatical errors as well.
It was extremely over priced for such a small book that much of it had been just copied from other sources.
Many works on unmanned air vehicles (UAV) may focus solely on the vehicle or its sensors. This book impressed me by being written for the professional operator, yet not written "over the head" of the amateur. The amateur will come away after reading this work with a better understanding of the value of UAVs. The professional should come away with a better grasp of how a UAV must be melded with its sensors, data links, and ground stations. Hopefully, you will find the book just as useful as I did. Be sure to look for reference publications in this book.
This was a required college class book for me, and I found it provided some good and interesting information regarding the UAS industry, however, regulations are changing too fast, and that aspect of the book is already outdated.
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