Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), represent an exciting and rapidly developing technology with widespread potential for application in the GeoSciences.
The Airborne GeoSciences facility is embracing this new technology and aims to provide highly professional services to researchers including:
- Platform and sensor development and associated support
- Fully supported data acquisitions
- Operational and theoretical training and standardisation
- Equipment loan
We are now operating a broad fleet of 'Small' (less than 20 kg) UAS.
We have also developed procedures and documented an Operations Manual to professional standards, and intend to obtain recognised pilot qualifications and a CAA Permission for Commercial Operations in the near future.