Description This is a sample of the UAV communications and data links module from the online UAV Executive Certificate Course. The course is taught online one day per week for two hours (16 hours of instruction). All classes are recorded and a link is sent for later viewing. Course duration is 8 weeks. A course brochure is available here: http://www.slideshare.net/jetdoc2001/uav-fundamentals-course-brochure. Visit this link http://www.uxvuniversity.com/#!register to register for the next online UAV Executive Certificate Course.
Subject Matter Expert/Instructor Doctor (Col Ret) Jerry LeMeiux is an engineering PhD and pilot with over 40 years and 10,000 hours of aviation experience. With a BS on Electrical Engineering, Doctor LeMieux joined the USAF as a ROTC distinguished graduate. He is a Senior Pilot with over 2500 hours as a combat ready fighter pilot, instructor pilot and commander. While on active duty, Doctor LeMieux simultaneously completed the Masters and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering. Doctor LeMieux has over 20 years of experience in program management, systems engineering and test and evaluation for AEW, fighter and tactical data link acquisition programs. He has experience with research, development, technology transfer, integration and flight test and evaluation. He has consulted on numerous airspace issues for the US Federal Aviation Administration, Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, DARPA and all major defense contractors. Doctor LeMieux is currently working with the FAA sponsored RTCA Special Committee 203 on legislative and airspace issues related to integrating unmanned air systems into US National Airspace. He is a National Expert on both ground based and airborne UAS Sense & Avoid (SAA) systems. He is a co-author of a technical paper with the FAA on worldwide spectrum requirements for all US unmanned aircraft (to be presented by the FAA and at the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2012). He has recently contributed to the first FAA Certificate of Authority for a US Army UAS using a ground based SAA solution. Doctor LeMieux has over 20 years of course development and teaching experience at major Universities and Aviation Schools including; Boston University, University of Maryland, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Daniel Webster College. He has taught aeronautical, mechanical and electrical engineering and advanced mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Doctor LeMieux holds the Airline Transport License and was an airline pilot for Delta Air Lines for over 20 years. He has over 10,000 hours of flying experience with both domestic and international operations. For over 10 years he was the Executive Safety Chairman for the Airline Pilots Association in Washington DC where he was responsible for resolving airline safety issues US National airports.
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