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Syllabus 2018-19 - 78613001 - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Geomatic Applications (Sistemas aéreos pilotados en remoto (RPAS). Aplicaciones geomáticas)

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DEGREE: Máster Univ. en Ingeniería geomática y geoinformación
FACULTY: Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jaen

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Geomatic Applications
CODE: 78613001 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 4.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: CARDENAL ESCARCENA, FRANCISCO JAVIER
DEPARTMENT: U119 - INGENIERÍA CARTOGR. GEODESICA Y FOTOGRAM
FIELD OF STUDY: 505 - INGENIERÍA CARTOGRÁFICA, GEODÉSICA Y FOTOGRAMETRÍA
OFFICE NO.: A3 - A3-319 E-MAIL: jcardena@ujaen.es P: 212840
WEBSITE: http://coello.ujaen.es/perfil.php?option=4
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

THEORY

  •  1.  Introduction

1.1 Definitions.

1.2 History of RPAS and present impact.

1.3. Classifications of RPAS.

  • 2. Remotely Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) components

2.1 Platforms:  configurations, propulsion, navigation systems, on board flight controls and sensors.

2.2 Communications systems: command/control and telemetry. Safety systems. Automation.

2.3 Ground control stations.

2.4 Batteries. Maintainance.

  • 3. Flight

3.1 Concepts of flight: aerodynamics, flight, stability and control.

3.2 Type of flights:

- Manual, semi-automatic, autopilot

- Visual Line of Sight, Extended Visual Line of Sight and Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations (VLOS, EVLOS, BVLOS).

3.3 Take off/ landing and launch/recovery systems.

3.4 RPAS mission planning

  • 4 Regulations and RPAS operations

4.1 Spanish regulations

4.2 Foreign regulations

4.3 Qualification certificates

4.4 RPAS services providers

  • 5. RPAS applications

5.1 Fields of applications.

5.2 Geomatic applications.

 

PRACTICE

  • Introduction to RPAS.
  • Control and  communications.
  • Simulation.
  • RPAS mission planning.
  • RPAS flight processing.
  • Actual case application: planning, simulation, flight and processing.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures will involve:

- Theoretical lessons by means of master classes with student participation.

  • Practice lessons based on the use of photogrammetric workstations for processing RPAS images, multirotor RPAS, control and communication systems and project based learning example, seminars, use of specific software (simulation, mission planning and photogrammetry) and practice exercises.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The assessment has three parts: attendance + participation, theory+exercises and practice.

Attendance Participation: attendance will be controlled both at theory and practice lessons and it is required 75% of attendance and an active participation on the Web-Learning System (ILIAS).

Theory+exercises: written exam which includes the theoretical and practice contents of the subject and some exercises or problems.

Practice: the assessment is based on the submission of the projects and exercises made during the practice lessons and the actual own-developed project.

The final mark will be the weighted average of the three parts (attendance + participation, exam and practice), being the weights 0.1, 0.5 and 0.4, respectively. In order to pass the subject, it is necessary to get at least a mark of 5.0 but in order to compute the mark is mandatory to get at least 4.0 (4.0 out of 10) in all three parts.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Small-format aerial photography : principles, techniques and geoscience applications. Edition: 1st ed.. Author: Aber, James S.. Publisher: Amsterdam [etc.] : Elsevier, 2010  (Library)
  • Unmanned aircraft systems : UAV design, development, and deployment. Edition: -. Author: Austin, Reg. Publisher: Chichester; Wiley, 2010  (Library)
  • Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Edition: 2. Author: Marshal et al.. Publisher: CRC Press  (Library)
  • ISPRS UAV-g2015 (Volume XL-1/W4). Edition: -. Author: ISPRS. Publisher: International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
    • Notes: Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4,2015 https://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XL-1-W4/index.html
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Smart autonomous aircraft : flight control and planning for UAV. Edition: -. Author: Bestaoui Sebbane, Yasmina. Publisher: Boca raton; CRC Press, 2016  (Library)