Drone/UAV Tech Skills & Training

The drone/UAV industry CAGR through 2025 is projected at 40% growth to top $144 billion. Similar to advances in the autonomous automobile and robotics industries, the drone industry uses advanced sensors for data collection and big datasets for environment perception and analysis. Specifically, HD RGB mapping, lidar point clouds, sensor fusion, and AI/ML methods are common across these industries.

Drones are unique among the emerging technologies in that one can start a drone mapping/imaging business on their own due to the relatively low capital investment. The most expensive component are advanced imaging sensors and getting certified for various specialties, like thermography.


Drone Technicans

Electric motors
Lithium batteries
Flight controller - gyro, IMU, compass
Electronic speed controllers (ESC)
Gimbals & Tilt Control
Payloads


Drone Payloads/Sensors

HD cameras (RGB)
Thermogaphy sensors (IR)
Multispectral sensors
Hyperspectral sensors
Lidar sensors (2D, 3D, ToF)
Optical altimeter
GPS/GNSS


Drone Data Processing

Lidar Point Clouds (classification, segmentation, modeling
Scanning, surveying, registration, conversion
Photogrammetry
Thermography
Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)
Orthomosiacs
3D BIM
Microstation, AutoCAD, ArcGIS
Trimble SSF, ESRI GIS
Subsurface utility engineering (SUE)
GIS/GNSS, Geomatics
LAS format


Drone Pilots

FAA Part 107 Exam and License
VLOS and BVLOS
Ground Control Station
Ground Control Points (GCP)
Waypoints
Geofences
Emergency Response
Night Flights
Close Proximity Ops
Communications
Control stations
Autonomous navigation


UAV/Drone Laws and Regulations

ISO/TC 20/SC 16 - Unmanned aircraft systems
FAA 14 CFR PART 107 - SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
FAA 14 CFR Part 101 - Subpart E - Special Rule for Model Aircraft
Countries Where Drones are Banned: Algeria, Barbados, Brunei, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Morocco, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Syria

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