Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) commonly referred to as “drones” make up a quickly growing sector of the aerospace industry. The “UAS” is a system that includes the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as well as such things as the operator and the control system. Exponent has performed analysis of many systems, and has experience with performance, failures, and regulations related to UAS.

Exponent can assist in the design, specifications, safety analysis, and failure analysis of UAS and UAS components. Our extensive experience with aircraft flight data, control systems, telemetry, batteries, and accident reconstruction will be vital to any UAS accident investigation.

Our services include:

  • Flight data analysis
  • Vehicle performance
  • Component specification review
  • System safety analysis
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Airspace analysis
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Impact dynamics
  • UAV flight testing
  • Flight vehicle modeling
  • Battery systems analysis
  • Interface assessment
  • Operator evaluation
  • Visibility analysis
  • Usability design and review
  • Human factors analysis

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