Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS, aerial drones, RPAS, etc.) are not only becoming more common, but also more connected and exhibiting capabilities based on this connectedness.
Regulations too are changing to accommodate this increasing and diversifying use of UAS in public safety.
UAS integration, both into more connected responder information systems, as well as into the national airspace, present both challenges and opportunities for transitioning students’ UAS research into real world applications.
The RRSS+W will cover topics of UAS integration that include:
- Dispatching UAS, including “Drone as First Responder” (DFR) and wider integration into computer aided dispatch systems.
- Monitoring, commanding, sharing, live streaming, and otherwise facilitating collaboration between UAS and other responders in (near-) real time.
- Manage and co-ordinate maintenance and safety of UAS.
- The regulatory environment within which UAS operates and how it affects the capabilities that may be deployed.