GEOG 892
Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

UAS Risk Assessment


In this section, you will explore potential risks surrounding UAS operations. The block diagram provided in section 3.1 illustrates UAS system components, each of which carries its own operational risk. In addition, there are many external risks surrounding the operational environment, such as weather and other aircraft sharing the same airspace. Review the document assigned for this section to stand on the different types of risk associated with the UAS operations.

To Read

Read chapter 7 of textbook 1 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 2nd edition. While you are reading through the chapter, focus on the hazard recognition and risk assessment, as you will need it for the section "Concept of Operation (CONOP) and Risk Assessment for UAS.

To Do

Review the report "Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Concept of Operations in ITS  Applications" that was provided to you in the section "CONOP Elements." Focus on the discussions concerning risk assessment.