A research team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus has developed a consumer guide for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The consumer guide was released June 16, 2016.
More information can be found in the press release. But some of the highlights are as follows.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide professors, who are experts in the UAS profession, collaborated with undergraduate teams from Worldwide and Daytona Beach campuses to conduct dozens of separate quantitative and qualitative measurements on 12 readily available sUAS platforms. All aircraft tested cost under $3,500, had electric motors with removable batteries, could carry or had built-in HD cameras and weighed less than 7.5 pounds with payload.
“Our hope is that novices and experienced operators alike will use this free resource to examine critical features and capabilities inherent to the safe and responsible use of sUAS technology,” said Dr. Brent Terwilliger, Worldwide Program Chair of the Master of Science in Unmanned Systems degree in the College of Aeronautics.
In addition to the work done as part of the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ASSURE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to research excellence in the field of unmanned aircraft systems, and provides this research as a service to the broader UAS community.