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Advanced Drone Technology

Credit: 7 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $105.00
50 pages

Course Summary:

In this PDH or CE course the student will learn, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for protecting and enhancing the resilience of much of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) and the supporting National Infrastructure Protection Plan divide critical infrastructure into 16 sectors. DHS is the designated sector-specific agency for 10 of them. PPD-21 also instructs DHS to “coordinate the overall federal effort to promote the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.” In these roles, DHS concerns itself with threats to infrastructure posed across all domains – air, land, sea, and cyber.

Advanced Drone Technology

Although threats and technologies are rapidly evolving across all domains, the air domain has become increasingly complex in recent years with the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In particular, consumer demand and benefits from commercial and private interests for small UAS (sUAS), specifically those weighing less than 55 pounds (lbs.) and operate at no more than 400 feet above ground, have caused rapid expansion of both sUAS and counter-UAS markets. With new producers vying for market shares, competition is fostering rapidly decreasing prices and innovative technological features intended to garner a comparative advantage.

Learning Objective:

The objectives of this PDH or CE course are:

  1. To identify current and anticipated advancements in specific sUAS and counter-UAS technologies, and
  2. characterize general development trends in the sUAS and counter-UAS industry over the next five years. The assessment and resultant findings and recommendations were based upon a varied set of data comprised of subject matter expert interviews and review panels, secondary sources (e.g., open reporting and extant analyses), and engagement with the UAS community at industry meetings and government wargames. The research benefited from more than two dozen UAS expert interviews across the public and private sectors.

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Course Content

Course Author: Franco F. Davati, P.E.

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

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Home and Building Inspectors

Landscape Architects

Land Surveyors

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