UAV Fundamentals Course at New York Times Square


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A recent economic report indicated that commercial UAVs will generate 70,000 new jobs. Unmanned Vehicle University is giving a three day UAV Fundamentals Course at 1501 Broadway, Manhattan, New York, June 10-12 starting at 9AM. On the last day, a drawing for a free drone will be held and the course will finish at 3 PM. The course includes a free copy of our new textbook: Introduction to Unmanned Systems ($87 value) and a copy of the UAV Fundamentals Course on DVD. The live course includes a module analyzing commercial UAV business start-up applications including agriculture, communications, food delivery and many more. The course starts with the basics and builds to advanced technologies. Topics include:

UAV Basics
300 Commercial Applications
How to Start a UAV Business
UAV Components
UAV Communications & Data Links
UAV Sensors & Characteristics
UAV Ground Control Systems
Small UAVs
Civil Airspace Integration
Sense and Avoid Systems
UAV Mishaps, Causes of Failure
Improving Reliability
Human Machine Interface
UAV Alternative Propulsion (Fuel Cells and Solar)
UAV Alternative Navigation
UAV Autonomous Operations
UAV Swarming
Future UAV Roles & Technologies

Instructor: Lt Col (Ret) Frederick C. Bivetto was Director of Curriculum Standards and Chief Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) at the USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, CA. He was responsible for the development and maintenance of $37M, 1200 hour, Master of Science accredited flight test curricula with over 20 years of engineering, aviation and project management experience. In addition to managing the pilot, navigator/combat systems officer and flight test engineer curricula; he was initial cadre for the development of the experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test pilot curriculum and the school’s first Chief UAV/RPA test pilot with over 20 years of engineering, aviation and project management experience.

Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU) is the only University in the world licensed to grant Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Unmanned (Air, Ground, Sea and Space) Systems Engineering and a Certificate in UAS Project Management as a totally online curriculum. The University’s primary focus area is on Unmanned Air, Ground and Sea Systems education and training. Most of the faculty at the school have PhDs in engineering and combined experience of over 500 years. The schools UAV instructor pilots have combined experience of over 60,000 hours in Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, Hermes, Heron, Aerostar and many small UAVs. UVU is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Centrally located on the NE corner of Central Ave & Washington St. close to many civic, cultural and sporting venues. Students are prepared for certifications in systems engineering and project management. Call 602-759-7372 or

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UAV Fundamentals Course at New York Times Square

  1. 1. UAV Fundamentals 3 Day Course Aug 12-14, 2014 Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Limited Seating Available For Reservations Call 602-759-7372 Start your career in unmanned systems today! Free Textbook Price: $1500
  2. 2. Register here: Class 13-03
  3. 3. Register here: FREE TEXTBOOK This book describes unmanned air, ground, sea and space vehicles in detail. The introduction is written by Brian Binnie, the test pilot for SpaceShipOne and second commercial astronaut. The chapters are written by the world expert Unmanned Vehicle University faculty members that have PhDs in engineering and an average of 25 years of experience in unmanned systems. After describing each type of unmanned vehicle, the book goes on to describe the technologies that are common between these vehicles such as sensors, communications and autonomy. The book is beautifully illustrated with 100 color photos to make the content easy to understand. It is written at a level for the average person with no equations or graphs. The book is intended as an undergraduate textbook in unmanned systems and has questions to challenge the student at the end of each chapter. It can also be used to motivate those seeking to establish a career in unmanned systems. Commercial applications for unmanned systems are interleaved throughout the book. The book is used as a reference for the Unmanned Vehicle University UAV Fundamentals Course, the most comprehensive UAV course in the world. There is even a chapter on technology transition for commercial applications written by an AUVSI Chapter President. Purchase this soon to be collectors item written by the world experts in unmanned systems. Prepare yourself for a future in this exciting new industry. It will be a hundreds of billions to a trillion dollar industry in the future. Will you be prepared to take advantage of the new opportunities in the unmanned systems career field?
  4. 4. Register here: What You Will Learn • Definitions, Concepts & General UAS Principles • Types, Classification and Civilian Roles • Characteristics of UAS Sensors and Payloads • UAS Communications and Data Links • NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4586 • Alternatives to GPS and INS Navigation • Need for Regulation and Problems with Airspace Integration • Ground and Airborne Sense & Avoid Systems • Lost Link and ATC Communication/Management Procedures • Improving Reliability with Fault Tolerant Control Systems • Human Factors & Human Machine Interface • Future Capabilities Including Space Transport, Hypersonic, Refueling, UCAS, Pseudolites and Swarming
  5. 5. Register here: Training Day 1 Welcome and Introductions Definitions & Concepts • Definition • Attributes • Manned vs Unmanned • Design Considerations • Acquisition & Life Cycle Costs • UAS Architecture • UAS Components • Air Vehicle • Payload • Data Lin • GCS UAS Types & Roles • Categories/Classification • Micro UAS • Small UAS • MALE • HALE • Law Enforcement Usage • Example Civilian UAS Roles • Other Civil Roles UAV Sensors & Characteristics • Sensor Acquisition • Optical (EO) • Infrared (IR) • Multi Spectral Imaging (MSI) • Hyper Spectral Imaging (HSI) • Light Detection & Ranging (LIDAR) • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) • Small UAV Sensors • Atmospheric & Weather Effects • Sensor Data Rates • Future Sensor Trends Case Study: Alternative Propulsion System Design • The Need for Alternative Propulsion for UAS • Reciprocating Chemical Muscle • Beamed Power • Batteries • Solar Cells & Solar Energy • Solar Aircraft Challenges • Solar Wing Design • Past Solar Designs • Energy Storage Methods & Density • Fuel Cell Basics & UAS Integration • Fuel Cells Used in Current Small UAS • Tether/LTA • Future HALE Designs
  6. 6. Register here: Training Day 2 Communications & Data Links • Current State of Data Links • Future Needs of Data Links • Line of Sight Fundamentals • Beyond Line of Sight Fundamentals • UAS Communications Failure • Link Enhancements • STANAG 4586 • Multi UAS Control UAS Conceptual Design • UAS Design Process • Airframe Design Considerations • Launch & Recovery Methods • Propulsion Considerations • Communications • Control & Stability • Ground Control System • Support Equipment • Transportation Human Machine Interface • Human Factors Engineering Explained • Heron Tour at Suffield, Canada • Human Machine Interface • Computer Trends • Voice Recognition & Control • Haptic Feedback • Spatial Audio (3D Audio) • AFRL MIIRO • Synthetic Vision • Brain Computer Interface • CRM Sense and Avoid Systems • Sense and Avoid Function • Needs for Sense and Avoid • TCAS • TCAS on UAS • ADS-B • Non Cooperative FOV & Detection Requirements • Optical Sensors • Acoustic Sensors • Microwave Sensors • Multiple Sensors UAS Civil Airspace Issues • Current State • UAS Worldwide Demand • UAS Regulation & Airspace Problems • Existing Federal UAS Regulation • Equivalent Level of Safety • Airspace Categories • Collision Avoidance & Sense and Avoid • Recommendations
  7. 7. Register here: Training Day 3 Civil Airspace Integration • Civil UAS News • FAA Civil UAS Roadmap • UAS Certificate of Authorization Process • UAPO Interim Operational Approval Guidance (8-01) • 14 CFR 107 Rule: Small UAS • NASA UAS R&D Plan • NASA Study Results • RTCA SC 203 • UAS R&D Plan • FAA Reauthorization Bill • Six Test Sites UAS Alternative Navigation • UAV Navigation • Satellite Navigation • Inertial Navigation • Sensor Fusion • Image Navigation (ImageNav) • GPS/INS/Video (NAVSYS) • Image Aided INS • Locata • NAVSOP • DARPA ASPN • Cold Atom INS Autonomous Control • Vision • Definitions • Automatic Control • Automatic Air to Air Refueling • Autonomy • Advanced AI Applications • Intelligent Control Techniques Case Study: UAS Swarming • UAS Swarming Concept • History of Military Swarming • Battle of the Leyte Gulf • Battle of Britain • Naval Swarming in the Battle of the Atlantic • Modern Military Swarming • Single Operator Multiple UAS Control • Swarming Characteristics • Swarming Concepts • Emergent Behavior Characteristics • Swarming Algorithms • Swarm Communications Future UAS Roles • Goals & Operational Issues • Space • Hypersonic • Submarine Launched • UCAS • Pseudo Satellites • BAMS • Future Military Missions • Technology Roadmap • Potential Future Conflicts
  8. 8. Register here: Instructor Doctor (Col Ret) Jerry LeMieux is the President of Unmanned Vehicle University®. He holds a PhD in engineering and has over 25 years of experience with research, development, technology transfer, integration and flight test and evaluation. Doctor LeMieux has over 20 years of course development and teaching experience at major Universities and Aviation Schools including; MIT, Boston University, University of Maryland, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Daniel Webster College. He has taught aeronautical, mechanical and electrical engineering and advanced mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has flown as a fighter/top gun pilot and Delta Air Lines pilot and has accumulated over 40 years and 10,000 hours of aviation experience. He has consulted on numerous airspace issues for the US Federal Aviation Administration, Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, DARPA and most major defense contractors. Doctor LeMieux is currently working with the FAA sponsored RTCA Special Committee 203 and 288 on legislative and airspace issues related to integrating unmanned air systems into US National Airspace. The FAA has invited him to speak on UAS integration into the NAS and has requested to use the UVU commercial applications list. He is recognized as an authority on UAS and has recently been featured in the national media discussing the future of UAS on such programs as ABC Nightline and Fox News. He is the author of the first textbook on Unmanned Systems: Introduction to Unmanned Systems, Air, Ground, Sea and Space, Technologies and Commercial applications. The introduction is written by Brian Binnie, test pilot for SpaceShipOne and second commercial astronaut. He is also Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering the official Journal of Unmanned Vehicle University®. Recent interviews have been with ABC Nightline News, Fox News, Arizona Republic, Cronkite News, Cape Cod Times, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Small UAS News, Experimental Aircraft Association, Washington Times, Flying Magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal, Big Beacon, Irish Times, Defense IQ and Flightglobal
  9. 9. Register here: Certificate 9
  10. 10. Register here: Las Vegas Hotel • 3000 S. Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV, 89109 United States 1-855-218-6485 (Special Rates)
  11. 11. Register here: Las Vegas Hotel Room 6 Free Breakfast
  12. 12. Register here: Testimonials A brand new industry has been percolating over the last decade or so and is expected to tickle the $100,000,000,000 (that's a $100B) mark in the next 10 years. That industry is the world-wide business of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design, manufacturing and operation. It is an industry that spans vehicles the size of a hummingbird to that of an airliner and it is an industry that has positions and openings for a broad spectrum of disciplines and experience levels. Dr. LeMieux's UAV Fundamentals Course is a fascinating and detailed exploration of the many components and applications of these complex vehicles and their ever expanding roles in the commercial sector and society. His experiences as an engineer and former fighter pilot allow him to make many entertaining comparisons and examples of the UAV environment and how it is increasingly being accommodated into the world of aviation, research, farming and law enforcement - just to name a few. If you are just starting out on a career, looking for a new one or simply interested in learning more about this dynamic field - this is one stop shopping to get you off to a great start. Brian Binnie, Commercial Astronaut, SpaceShipOne Test Piot The UAV Fundamentals Course is essential for anyone wanting to learn about the basics of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Dr. LeMieux provides outstanding information about all facets of UAV operation. There are lessons on UAV communications, ground stations, datalinks, platforms, design, operations, roles, etc. Dr. LeMieux does a great job of teaching in a fashion that non-technical people can understand but also provides great instruction to those somewhat familiar with UAVs and aircraft/airspace operations. In addition, Dr. L does a great job of keeping up with current events in the UAV community with regard to innovation and new technologies and infuses that knowledge into each course as he teaches the basics. I highly recommend this course and any other course offered by the UVU as the instructors are among the most experienced and educated professionals in the UAV community. Mike Blades, Frost & Sullivan UAV Expert
  13. 13. Register here: Testimonials Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems are full of subtlety, sophistication and complexity. Yet, drawing upon his vast experience as an engineer, fighter pilot and airline pilot, Dr LeMieux, President of Unmanned Vehicle University, explains in this course the elementary components and operation of unmanned aircraft systems in non-mathematical terms. I strongly recommend this course to the aviation enthusiast who just wants to learn the basics of UAVs, as much as to the student of aeronautical engineering that seeks to make a swift transition from conventional aircraft to unmanned aircraft systems. I took this course recently and I was amazed at how much I learned about UAV components, communications & data links, sensors, ground control systems, civil airspace integration, sense and avoid systems, alternative propulsion, UAV swarming, and many other topics. Dr LeMieux is, without doubt, the most intellectually stimulating lecturer I ever had. Dr Pascual Marques, CEO, Marques Aviation This UAV Fundamentals course provides an eye-opening experience to anyone who wants to expand his knowledge in the wide field of UAV applications in the present and future environment. For those inexperienced in the UAV technology, it will provide a fast-track to the status and potentials of this interesting and exiting field, whereas for those already experienced with the UAV technology, they will certainly discover new applications and new methodologies applied in operations worldwide. I would certainly suggest this course as a learning tool for the staff and personnel of every institute, organization and company that is directly or indirectly involved in the UAV industry. Dr Dimitrios Gkritzapis, Chief of Police, Athens Greece