Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Third Edition surveys the basics of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. Featuring chapters by leading experts, this fully updated bestseller fills the need for an accessible and effective university textbook. Focussing on the civilian applications of UAS, the text begins with an historical overview of unmanned aerial vehicles, and proceeds to examine each major UAS subsystem. Its combination of understandable technical coverage and up-to-date information on policy and regulation makes the text appropriate for both Aerospace Engineering and Aviation programs.

chapter 1|18 pages


chapter 2|37 pages

UAS Applications

chapter 7|15 pages

Safety Assessments

chapter 8|24 pages

Export Control and ITAR

chapter 10|32 pages

UAS Airframe Design

chapter 12|23 pages

UAS Subsystem Nexus

The Electrical System

chapter 14|26 pages

Command and Control

chapter 17|9 pages

UAS in Public Safety

chapter |18 pages