This course presents guidance on the use of sUAS for aerial data acquisition for objects requiring 3D models during the various stages of civil and military projects. The focus is for architects and engineers. The course is intended to be a guide to obtaining consistent data using a sUAS following FAA regulations. Focus is on the consistency of data acquisition across sensor types, aircraft types, mission planning software, data processing, and targets.
Learning Units: 4 LU/HSW
- The student will be able to understand the limitations for small unmanned aircraft systems when gathering data for 3D modeling while also learning the new applications sUAS can bring to the design and building process to provide new levels of occupant comfort, site safety, and environmental concern.
- The student will be able to summarize the FAA rules and regulations of small unmanned aircraft to ensure that risks from flying sUAS on site are identified and procedures are in place to ensure property occupant wellbeing and prevent accidental injury to people and property on that site.
- Students will learn key skills needed to influence ideas for 3-D modeling by learning some of the aircraft types and sensor types available for use in 3-D Modeling to encourage and increase overall efficiency and improved quality of 3-D Modeling for better urban planning and building design that will benefit site users.
- Students will review the role of flight planning software and systems for 3-D Modeling. They will discover ways to perform and make sUAS missions for 3-D Modeling for planning sites faster, increasing energy efficiency while decreasing the carbon footprint of the project and keeping workers and site occupants safer due to the accuracy of the 3-D modeling and the ability to reach destinations not possible by humans.