Unmanned air systems

Description

The systems used to remotely control unmanned aerial vehicles by onboard computers or by a pilot on the ground or in the air.

Alternative labels

unmanned air systems
hand-held control of unmanned air systems
unmanned aircraft system
unmanned-aircraft vehicle system
UAS
drone
remotely piloted aerial vehicle
remotely piloted aircraft system

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Unmanned air systems is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Satellite engineer: Satellite engineers develop, test and oversee the manufacture of satellite systems and satellite programmes. They may also develop software programs, collect and research data, and test the satellite systems. Satellite engineers can also develop systems to command and control satellites. They monitor satellites for issues and report on the behaviour of the satellite in orbit.

Optional knowledge

Unmanned air systems is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Aerospace engineering technician: Aerospace engineering technicians work with aerospace engineers to operate, maintain and test equipment used on aircraft and spacecraft. They review blueprints and instructions to determine test specifications and procedures. They use software to make sure that parts of a spacecraft or aircraft are functioning properly. They record test procedures and results, and make recommendations for changes.
Aerospace engineering drafter: Aerospace engineering drafters convert the aerospace engineers’ designs into technical drawings usually using computer-aided design programs. Their drawings detail dimensions, fastening and assembling methods and other specifications used in the manufacture of aircrafts and spacecrafts.
Industrial engineer: Industrial engineers design a vast array of production systems aiming to present efficient and effective solutions. They integrate a varied number of variables such as workers, technology, ergonomics, production flows, and product specifications for the design and implementation of production systems. They can specify and design for microsystems as well.
Drafter: Drafters prepare and create technical drawings using a special software or manual techniques, to show how something is built or works.
Aerospace engineer: Aerospace engineers develop, test and oversee the manufacture of flight vehicles such as aircrafts, missiles, and spacecrafts. The field of engineering they are active in, can be divided into two branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.

 


 

References

  1. Unmanned air systems – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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