Advanced Coastal Drone Missions 1 (Fall Term)

Our top pilots are assigned the task of carrying out mapping missions for our clients. Students show clients the concept of mapping using an educational concept known as  “scaffolding”. They know that both learning mapping and producing maps involves this stepping up process. There are four levels illustrated here starting with a “Fast Aerial View”.  The top 6 Career Tech students are eligible to conduct “advanced missions” since they have made top grades in prerequisite sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) courses.

Why use drones for mapping

This course introduces students to advanced unmanned aerial systems (UAS) mission planning and operation, as they progress to higher level simulation and mission planning/ execution. Lab/Field: Student teams launch, recover and maintain advanced Unmanned Aerial Systems. Current projects are underway and planned in coastal erosion, estuarine mapping, salmon spawning grounds mapping, coastal forestry, and construction management mapping. Some of our advanced coastal drone missions are shown here:

Author: Dr. Chuck Getter

Coastal Drone Academy Program Manager and a teacher at Career Tech Charter High School in Lincoln City Oregon

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