Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or "Drones") for Construction Projects
This course will introduce knowledge on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for construction projects. UAS are systems, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that require a level of autonomy with minimal or no intervention from project actors to navigate over job-site environments. Instruction and learning activities incorporate all steps of processing UAV information. Laboratory activities include the design of plans to collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from UAV data and the sharing of experimental results with peers and faculty. Students will have access to a university-provided UAV equipped with advanced software for image processing, high-definition video camera, data communication platforms, and positioning sensors to capture a physical environment and register telemetry data related to their projects.