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Cutting Through the Hype: Top Ten Points of Emphasis for UAS Integration

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There's a ton of hype in today's over saturated web based environment. This makes it imperative that businesses cut through the noise and prioritize new technologies without buying into the hype.

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Cutting Through the Hype: Top Ten Points of Emphasis for UAS Integration

  1. 1. New chapter covering Illinois and Wisconsin Local events and an annual conference Great networking Aerial – Terrestrial – Hydrographic
  2. 2. The Hype 2012 UAVs 2014 When to use rule of thumb = high accuracy/resolution, small sites, repeat visits, local
  3. 3. 1. Know Your Systems 2. Select and Train Your Operators 3. Fly 4. Get Better At Data Management 5. Get Good at Data Processing 6. Understand Operational Workflows 7. Get Insurance 8. Know the Regulations 9. Develop An SOP 10. Fly Safely Top 10ThingsTo Consider
  4. 4. #1: KnowYour Systems
  5. 5. • What makes a good UAS operator? • No = Your nephew who likes video games • Yes = Attentive to detail, cautious, reliable • Consider both manufacturer training and flight school • Prepare for aeronautical exam and renewal every 2 years • Institute best practices/policies: • No flying under the influence of drugs or alcohol • Require appropriate amount of sleep • Document all flights #2: Select andTrainYour Operators
  6. 6. • Practice on a simulator (20 hours min) • System familiarity is significant predictor of flight safety • Change something, fly again • Maintain currency • Log flight hours #3: Fly
  7. 7. • UAS will drive Big Data • 200MB – 2GB/minute during collection • One active UAS operator can easily generate 3TB/week • Consider derivative products #4: Get Better At Data Management
  8. 8. #5: Get Good At Data Processing • Acquisition is only 20% of process • Software products aplenty for processing • Be concerned about: • Bare earth surfaces • Planimetric mapping • Manufacturers trying to bring processing into the field
  9. 9. #6: Understand OperationalWorkflows • End product drives everything • Flight planning • Use control or no control? • Lots of game time decisions • Weather • Airspace changes • GPS reception • Pilot’s decision rules
  10. 10. #7: Get Insurance • Growing list of providers • Liability • $2,000/year to get $1M in liability for each unit in the air • Hull insurance • 100+ hours of flight experience • $2,000/year depending on unit’s value • Log book is vital
  11. 11. #8: KnowThe Regulations • Certificates of Authority • Public entities only • 333 exemptions • Private companies • Several months to obtain • Need a pilot’s license • Obtain COA on top of the exemption – depends on airspace • Rule 107 - Notice of Proposed Rule Making for Commercial Use of sUAS • Best case scenario by elections, 2016 • Likely to limit to line of sight only, <500’ AGL, daylight hours, and not over people not involved, B/C/D/E airspace with ATC permission and G without permission • Possible micro UAS category (<2kg)
  12. 12. #9: Develop an SOP • Required for COAs and 333 Exemptions • Checklists – pre, during and post flight • Operator training procedures • Safety protocols and procedures • Roles & responsibilities of all parties • Hardware maintenance
  13. 13. #10:Think Safety • Planning is key • Crew and site management • Safety briefing • Helpful Apps: • GPS plan • MagStorm • Botlink • trackimo
  14. 14. 60m AGL
  15. 15. Paul Braun Vice President – Sales & Marketing pbraun@continentalmapping.com 888.815.3327 UAS Insurance? NationAir - http://nationair.com/ Transport Risk management - http://www.TransportRisk.com/ FGMK Insurance - http://www.fgmkinsurance.com/ AeroTek - http://www.aerotek.com/
  16. 16. Paul Braun Vice President – Sales & Marketing pbraun@continentalmapping.com 888.815.3327 1. Know Your Systems 2. Select and Train Your Operators 3. Fly 4. Get Better At Data Management 5. Get Good at Data Processing 6. Understand Operational Workflows 7. Get Insurance 8. Know the Regulations 9. Develop An SOP 10. Fly Safely

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