Atlantic Cape News

Media Contact:

  • Stacey Clapp
  • sclapp@atlantic.edu
  • 5100 Black Horse Pike
  • Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
  • College Relations Office
  • (609) 343-4907

Course in Unmanned Aerial Systems Available This Fall

July 29, 2014

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems this fall through its Aviation Studies program for those interested in learning about the emerging field of non-piloted aircraft.

The course will cover:

  • History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems
  • Comprehensive applications of UAS in precision agriculture, search and rescue, pipeline monitoring, protecting wildlife, police surveillance, filmmaking, border patrol and tracking migrating whale populations, among other activities
  • Fourth Amendment considerations concerning domestic surveillance, privacy protection, unreasonable search and seizure, case law and the legislative climate
  • Present and future regulations and standards
  • Technical components of UAS, such as ground stations, autonomous flight, payloads, launch and recovery process, sense and avoid capability, line of sight operations, communication data link and satellite uplink

The class meets 7-9:45 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 2, at the Mays Landing Campus 5100 Black Horse Pike, and is open to the general public.

Instructors are Adam Greco, air traffic domain director in the Technical Strategies & Integration Division at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, and Michael Konyak, aeronautical engineer in the Laboratory Services Division at the technical center.

Registration hours are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at www.atlantic.edu/fall. The college is closed Fridays through Aug. 15. For more information, email register@atlantic.edu or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County. Payment is due at the time of registration.