About the Course
If you want to be the specialist who can procure and use cutting-edge systems to help save lives and cut disaster losses, this Professional Certificate provides the foundational knowledge you need when working with autonomous vehicles as well as unmanned aircraft systems and real-time, line-of-sight aerial or underwater vehicles.
Taught by instructors with decades of experience in drone technology applications in combat and civilian operations, systems design, and emergency management planning, this Professional Certificate will equip analysts and operational associates with the technical and planning know-how for emergency planning.
Additionally, those who have an interest in drones, be it casual or in-depth, can use this course to gain insight into the basic elements of commercial off the shelf drone systems that are used in civilian missions and to gain insight into artificial intelligence applications and emergency management, first responder, homeland security, and intelligence fields.
What you will learn?
- Learn the classifications of drones (UAVs) according to technology focus and use.
- Gain an understanding of the commercial and research capabilities of drones including sensors, platforms, navigation, power source, propulsion, payloads, command, communication and control, range, altitude, speed, wide-area surveillance.
- Develop a crucial systems view of drones with hardware and software including data collection, storage, and analytical requirements, and systems life cycle with needs and purpose: assessment, goals/objectives, requirements, testing, and training.
- Compare US Federal government airspace policy and regulations with other nations.
- Establish expertise in risk factors and counter technologies including cyber and physical threats to drone systems and the ethical use of drones.
- Apply insights to forecasting, command, and control, disaster relief operations, structural analysis, recovery, delivery of supplies, according to disaster types and hazard origin – natural, (storms, earthquakes, wildfires, etc.); etc.
- Irmak Renda-Tanali, D.Sc. Professor and Program Chair Homeland Security and Emergency Management University of Maryland Global Campus
- Barry Douglass, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Program Chair Systems Engineering University of Maryland Global Campus
- Brian Powers, M.A. Associate Professor and Program Chair Intelligence Management University of Maryland Global Campus
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