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Small Unmanned Aerial Systems – Part 1: Systems

Lav R. Khot , Qin Zhang , Manoj Karkee , Sindhuja Sankaran ,
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An unmanned aerial system (UAS) is a remotely controlled vehicle that can fly and maneuver without a person onboard to guide its controls or decide direction or speed of the vehicle. UAS are gaining use in agricultural operations. The size, shape, flight time, control type, and payload capabilities influence the choice of any sUAS for agricultural applications.

This publication describes the types and uses of various small UAS (sUAS), how they may be used in agricultural operations, and some regulations that may affect their use, including FAA guidelines

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 5
Publication Date: 3-2016

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