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Atlantic Cape Showcases UAS Technology for Law Enforcement

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Aviation & Technology Studies Institute demonstrated the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for accident reconstruction July 11, for regional law enforcement agencies.

James Taggart of Galloway, professor of computer information systems, and Tim Cwik of Stone Harbor, adjunct instructor of aviation, explained how to use a UAS to document a crash or crime scene and reconstruct the scene with the footage recovered by the UAS.

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Chris Chambers, a graduate of the Professional Helicopter Pilot degree program, and Tim Cwik, adjunct instructor of aviation, prepare equipment for the July 11 accident reconstruction UAS demonstration.

Representatives from the New Jersey State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and other agencies attended the demonstration.

Atlantic Cape has a growing UAS program and will offer a new course this fall providing hands-on and classroom instruction designed to prepare students to earn their remote pilot certificate with small UAS rating as outlined in Part 107 of the Federal Air Regulations released last month.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor is designed to teach students to operate a small-unmanned aircraft system. Topics in the three-credit course include regulations, navigation, the conditions affecting flight, and flight instruments. Students will gain practical experience flying a sUAS.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., beginning Aug. 29, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Register online through WebAdvisor at http://www.atlantic.edu/fall or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.

FAA Approves Unmanned Aerial System Usage by Atlantic Cape

Atlantic Cape Community College was issued a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems recently.

The college was approved for the specific purpose of operating UAS for aeronautical research to measure the effectiveness of UAS to monitor and map agriculture crops. Over the next two years, Atlantic Cape will schedule and conduct a series of research flights at the Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension in Chatsworth, which is a substation of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station of Rutgers University.

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Atlantic Cape demonstrated UAV technology for members of the Atlantic City Police Department during a demo May 19 at Boardwalk Hall.

The research gathered will aid the college’s Aviation Studies department to design courses and programs focusing on using UAS to collect geospatial and aerial imagery data.

Students will benefit through:

  • Exposure to aeronautical research
  • Participation in data collection
  • Participation in pre-flight planning of research flights
  • Preparation of weather reports for test range
  • Post-processing of collected geospatial data.

Since Atlantic Cape launched a special topics class on unmanned aircraft systems in January 2014, the college has acquired four UAS for demonstrations.

The college has collaborated with the Atlantic City Police Department previously to demonstrate the uses of the unmanned aerial systems and how they can be used in law enforcement, Homeland Security, beach patrols and sea rescues.

College Showcases UAV Technology

Atlantic Cape hosted a demonstration showcasing the values of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for members of the Atlantic City Police Department May 19 at Boardwalk Hall. Professors James Taggart at Tim Cwik demonstrated how UAVs work and how they can be used in law enforcement and search and rescue operations. The college used its Draganflyer X4-ES, a professional quality UAV, at the demo. The college offers Intro to Unmanned Aerial Systems through its Aviation Studies degree program.

Atlantic Cape demonstrated UAV technology for members of the Atlantic City Police Department during a demo May 19 at Boardwalk Hall.

Atlantic Cape demonstrated UAV technology for members of the Atlantic City Police Department during a demo May 19 at Boardwalk Hall.

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