Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Geospatial Data

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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 non-engineering 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 fctors- 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 U. S. National Airspace System.

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Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, p. 79-98