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ATI's Unmanned Aircraft Overview course

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This one-day course is designed for engineers, aviation experts and project managers who wish to enhance their understanding of UAS. The course provides the "big picture" for those who work outside of the discipline. Each topic addresses real systems (Predator, Shadow, Warrior and others) and real-world problems and issues concerning the use and expansion of their applications. more info

Attendance is restricted to citizens of US, NATO and other Mutual Defense Countries (including Australia, NZ, Japan, Korea, Singapore)

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Glossary Of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles Definitions & Terms

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Watch the video of the Predator C Avenger unmanned combat air system (UCAS) at the 2011 Paris Air Show.

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ATI has several courses on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) including

Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Unmanned Aircraft Systems Overview

Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Sensing, Payloads & Products



    Mr. Mark N. Lewellen has nearly 25 years of experience with a wide variety of space, satellite and aviation related projects, including the Predator/Shadow/Warrior/Global Hawk UAVs, Orbcomm, Iridium, Sky Station, and aeronautical mobile telemetry systems. More recently he has been working in the exciting field of UAS. He is currently the Vice Chairman of a UAS Sub-group under Working Party 5B which is leading the US preparations to find new radio spectrum for UAS operations for the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2011 under Agenda Item 1.3.He is also a technical advisor to the US State Department and a member of the National Committee which reviews and comments on all US submissions to international telecommunication groups, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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What You Will Learn:

  • Categories of current UAS andtheir aeronautical capabilities
  • Major manufactures of UAS
  • The latest developments and major components of a UAS
  • The types of sensor data can UAS provide
  • Regulatory and spectrum issues associated with UAS
  • National Airspace System including the different classes of airspace
  • How UAS will gain access to the National Airspace System (NAS)

From this course you will gain practical knowledge to understand the different classes and types of UAS, optimize their specific applications, evaluate and compare UAS capabilities, interact meaningfully with colleagues, and master the terminology

Course Outline:

  1. History of Unmanned Aircraft
  2. What Makes UAS a “System”
  3. UAS Manufacturers
  4. Who Uses UAS Anyway?
  5. ISR sensors
  6. Safety and Airspace Concerns
  7. Radio Spectrum Issues
  8. Looking to the Future

For additional information and insights into Unmanned Aircraft Systems please see ATI's Overview of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Power Point presentation.