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  • 1. Presentation UAV 000 Summit RPAS in Emergence Response Attainment & Sustainment Of UAS Technology
  • 2. Focus of this presentation  Capability Selection  Capability Development  Operational Sustainment
  • 3. QLD Rural Fire Trials 2010
  • 4.  Real-time appreciation  Rapid decision making  Accurate resource allocation  Task Prioritisation  OH&S support  Tactical view anywhere via www
  • 5. 3 D Modelling of terrain and other assets
  • 6. The value of RPAS is undisputed, so how to access it?
  • 7. UAS Technology Support Human Organization Remote Crew Regulations Operations Maintenance Operational Readiness
  • 8. The National Airspace < 400ft Operations > 500ft Operations 100ft Buffer/transition zone (Lower Barriers to Entry) (Higher Barriers to Entry)
  • 9. Tiered Business Approach  Tier 1 – Organic Tactical ‘tool box’ approach  Tier 2 – Service Agreements with Govt/ASX  Tier 3&4 – Federal Agencies (ADF/BPC) • Tier 1 UAS are revolutionary (new capability tool) • Tier 2+ UAS are evolutionary (supplement manned operations) N.B: Access to any tier will be limited by cost & difficulty of employment
  • 10. Majority by UOC numbers 99%  < 400ft systems (Tier 1 UAS)  < 7kg electric fixed and or multi-rotor  Visual line of sight (VLOS)  Scope for BVLOS, night & populous ops  Lower cost to purchase, comply & employ
  • 11. Business Model Options  Organic developed capability  Purchased 3rd Party Services  Mixed – organic & 3rd party services* * Usually for overflow or for beyond routine tasks
  • 12. Ground Control Station Control & data-link Sensors (day / night) Platform Type Real time or Stills Data Information
  • 13. UAS Technology Support Matching the technology to the task  Fixed wing, Multi-rotor; or Both?  Sensors?  Endurance?  Level of support required?
  • 14. Human Organization Remote Crew
  • 15.  Educating the organization – Planning, managing and sustaining  Remote Crew Training – Pilots, sensor payload, safety, etc. Phase 1 – Crew Screening •Appropriate to role •Simulation & classroom activities •Aptitude testing Phase 2 – Basic RPAS Training •BA, radio & air legislation •Simulator training •Flight operations on ab initio RPAS trainer all modes Phase 3 – Type Conversion & Advanced Training •Type certification •Advanced Endorsements
  • 16. 17 No Previous CASA Qualifications RPAS Certificate RPAS Prac Flight syllabus RPAS Theory & Sim Approved OEM Type Training Manned Aircraft CASA Issued PPL Controllers Certificate = Pilot Preveilages
  • 17. Regulations Operations Maintenance Compliant Safe, Efficient, Reliable & Effective Achieving and Maintaining approved and effective company UAS operations: a) Safety of all stakeholders & equipment b) Appropriate Organisational Structure c) Effective Flight Operations d) Efficient and reliable Systems CASR 101 & ACs
  • 18. Unmanned Operator’s Certificate (UOC) – CASA Issued Company Operations Manual Parts A-E Flight Operations Manual(s) Maintenance Manual (s) Admin Accounting Jobs Sales Marketing CEO & Chief Controller/Remote Pilot
  • 19. COMPANY OPERATIONS DOCUMENTATION Enables Issuing of CASA Permissions (UOC) Part A Part B Part C Part D CEO & Chief Remote Pilot/Controller
  • 20. FLIGHT DOCUMENTATION Enables Safe Operations Type Flight Manual(s) & Checklists Pilot Log Book Maintenance Release & Battery Logs RPA Log Book Chief Remote Pilot/Controller
  • 21. MAINTENANCE DOCUMENTATION Enables a Maintenance Release Type Technical Manual Field Log Book Maintenance Work Cards UA Log Book Maintenance Controller
  • 22. UAS Technology Support Human Organization Remote Crew Regulations Operations Maintenance Safe Effective Routine
  • 23. QUESTIONS ?