DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., 9 May 2013. Engineers and executives involved with small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAVs) and systems (sUAS) are invited to take part in a short online survey. Industry participation will help a student in the Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautics degree program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus, meet his graduation requirements.
The student writes: “I am conducting a simple survey requesting your professional opinion regarding the use of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs) in Aerial Imaging and Remote Sensing Operations Servicing the Multimodal Transportation System in the United States. Your response to this survey is crucial in providing the necessary information to formulate useful conclusions and recommendations for the use of SUAVs in the Class G Airspace (below 400 ft.) and to further understand the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations in upcoming years.
“The purpose of this survey is to determine if the use of SUAVs under 30lbs flying in the Class G airspace may prove to be highly flexible, more efficient, safer and of lower costs during operations similar to those of manned aircraft, specifically while performing aerial missions to plan, manage, and maintain the multimodal transportation system.
“The following is the link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=bLzpdE1d5YLvKWkSz3qy9g_3d_3d where you will find the accompanying survey developed through the web-based survey company SurveyMonkey.com, a free research tool available to students, academia, and the general public.
“Once the research project is completed and approved by the Department of Aeronautics, the final project will be posted at the following link: www.alezones.com/ERAU/capstoneproject and unless you request not to, your kind participation will be acknowledged at the end of the project under the link acknowledgements. Your response and time is greatly appreciated.”