What is it about?
This paper outlines efforts by the University of Alaska Fairbanks to utilize UAS for research and education purposes while supporting scientific research and public service missions. It describes UAS/sensor assets used by UAF's Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI), and actual missions supported. It also details how academic courses and student projects are leveraging these assets and opportunities to build a stronger university program.
Why is it important?
UAS represent new technology that has both exciting research applications and has the interest of students and researchers. Integrating UAS into academic courses and research provides students with relevant and practical experience being sought by industry and federal, state, and local agencies today.
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