Airborne Expendables/sUAS Capabilities and Potential
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/19/2019 to 8/28/2019
When: 8/19/2019 to 8/28/2019
Where: Live Web Course - No Travel Required
United States
Presenter: Dr. Patrick Ford
Contact: Caleb Herr
703 549 1600


Online registration is available until: 8/19/2019
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Airborne Expendables/sUAS Capabilities and Potential


Course Length 12 hours total - delivered across 4 sessions of 3-hours each.

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 13:00 – 16:00 EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC), August 19th – August 28th, 2019
  • PLEASE NOTE: This course will be delivered through Adobe Connect. To ensure your computer system has access to Adobe Connect, please test your system HERE. Each session will be recorded and made available to all registrants for 30 days after the course. If you miss a session or two, you can catch up by viewing the recording!

Description:

Expendables and small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) are playing an increasing role in both commercial and military operations, due in large part to their unique capabilities, as well as their (often) low development and deployment costs. Aided by an increasingly expanding COTS electronics market, it is estimated that upwards of 100 billion dollars will flow into the economy in support of expendables/sUAS over the next five years, driving improvements in such diverse areas as ISR, radio-relay, search and rescue (SAR), border patrol, law enforcement, precision agriculture, meteorology, construction, and of course, EW. This course provides attendees with a strong foundation in expendables/sUAS, from basic airframe classes and capabilities, to EW potential, to the current FAA airframe and pilot certification/flight approval process. Whether new to the world of expendables/sUAS, an EW payload engineer working in the field, or a project/program manager or sponsor wanting a broader understanding of this expanding aerospace arena, this course is the right course for you.

If you would like a preview of this course, click the link below to register for the webinar on
"The World of Airborne Expendables & small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) " that Dr. Patrick Ford will be presenting on May 29.

 

 

Agenda for topics covered in each 3-hour session:

  • Session 1 – Monday August 19th, 2019 13:00 – 16:00 EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC);
    – Classes and Missions
    – Stability and Control
    – Propulsion Systems
    – Command, Control and Communications (C3)
  • Session 2 – Wednesday August 21st, 2019 13:00 – 16:00 EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC);
    – Mission Planning 
    – Launch Methods 
    – Recovery Methods (sUAS) 
    – COTS Payloads
    – Geometry Advantages/Disadvantages
  • Session 3 – Monday August 26th, 2019 13:00 – 16:00 EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC);
    – Swarm Technologies 
    – Capabilities and Potential 
    – Sense and Avoid (SAA) Technologies  
    – Systems Engineering Constraints
  • Session 4 – Wednesday August 28th, 2019 13:00 – 16:00 EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC);
    – Survey of Expendables/sUAS Manufacturers and Products 
    – FAA UAS Airframe, Pilot Certification and Flight Approval 
    – Public Awareness/Privacy Issues 

Who should attend:

This course provides attendees with a strong foundation in expendables/sUAS, from basic airframe classes and capabilities, to EW potential, to the current FAA airframe and pilot certification/flight approval process. Whether new to the world of expendables/sUAS, an EW payload engineer working in the field, or a project/program manager or sponsor wanting a broader understanding of this expanding aerospace arena, this course is the right course for you.

 

Registration:

Course Cost:

AOC Members - $945

Non AOC Members - $995

 


 

Instructor:  Dr. Patrick Ford, Advisory Board, Corvus Consulting

Dr. Ford has spent the past four decades in support of EW, including systems engineering, research, development, ground/in-flight testing, and extensive tactical experience supporting surface, subsurface, and airborne platforms. He has presented EW and UAS training around the globe, including professional seminars for both Erevno Aerospace and Corvus Consulting, as well as graduate courses for a leading aerospace university. He is currently an EW science adviser for the U.S. Navy, as well as a commercial UAS pilot, the latter including chief test pilot/test director for a new series of high speed/high altitude jet powered UAS. He also serves as the volunteer UAS Operations Advisor for Washington State’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Systems. Pat received his Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, with a Specialization in Naval Warfare Operations Analysis, where his research focused on the first ever use of a commercial off-the-shelf radar on a Group 3 or smaller UAS. He received his Master of Science degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve cryptologic officer, he is one of the few individuals to graduate from both the National Intelligence University Post Graduate Intelligence Program and the Middle Enlisted Cryptologic Career Advancement Program.




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