T&E 4205 UAV Systems Test

Course Description

This course is offered once per year on-campus.  The course is designed to address the unique testing requirements when evaluating a UAV system.  It is assumed that the participants are generally knowledgeable in manned aircraft flight testing as this course builds on that knowledge.  Course lectures will introduce the students to UAV-specific testing when compared to manned Fixed and Rotary Wing testing.  Issues such as data latency, human factors, data link coverage, failure modes, contingency management, telemetry issues, guidance, navigation and control, mission planning, and sensor cueing/integration will be addressed.  Flight Test Techniques for testing both Remotely Piloted and Command Directed (autonomous) Vehicle modes will also be covered.


Anticipated Student Academic Outcomes

Be familiar with: