In Module 2 , you must select a civil or commercial application of interest that requires or leverages UAS-based remote sensing.

In Module 2, you must select a civil or commercial application of interest that requires or leverages UAS-based remote sensing. Several examples of potential project application areas of focus include geospatial (utilities, mapping, construction, etc.), first responder (police response, traffic monitoring, firefighting, medical emergencies, disaster response, etc.), precision agriculture (crop emergence, crop health, harvest readiness, livestock/wildlife monitoring, etc.), inspections (amusement ride, tower, and utility inspections, etc.), and sport/entertainment (aerial videography, etc.). Other applications of interest may be pursued with instructor approval. The key in this module is the early identification of a UAS remote sensing application upon which your course project will be built. Your application proposal should be professionally written as if it was to be submitted to a decision-maker in your organization for consideration, including sufficient background and needs justification. Include the proposed location(s) or operating environment (i.e. coastal erosion monitoring in Hawaii or crop monitoring in the Midwest). Additionally, you will find it helpful to consider future requirements for the project to ensure that your early work satisfies those requirements

Instructions: You will now select an application of focus from the list of available options below. A consideration for your selection should be your areas of interest related to UAS and sensors. 

Upon selection, submit your application with all required details as defined in the project documentation to the instructor for review and feedback. In Module 3, you will build upon your application selection through an analysis and choice of a sensor to address its requirements.

Examples of potential project application areas of focus:

  • Geospatial (utilities, mapping, construction, etc.)
  • First responder (police response, traffic monitoring, firefighting, medical emergencies, disaster response, etc.)
  • Precision agriculture (crop emergence, crop health, harvest readiness, livestock/wildlife monitoring, etc.)
  • Inspections (amusement ride, tower, and utility inspections, etc.)
  • Sport/Entertainment (aerial videography, etc.)
  • Other applications of interest pursued with instructor approval