Sinclair College creates first-ever UAS academic journal

By Luke Geiver | April 09, 2015

Ohio-based Sinclair College continues to expand its presence in the unmanned aircraft systems industry. The school has announced that its National UAS Training and Certification Center will spearhead a new, first-of-its-kind academic journal focused on the UAS industry. The Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems will be an online peer-reviewed publication put out twice per year.

In 2014, the school opened an indoor UAS training facility, offering UAS students the ability to test unmanned aerial vehicle platforms in an enclosed 28,000 square foot facility. At the time, the facility was the first-of-its-kind.

“This new journal brings together a significant number of top-tier organizations and talented individuals to create a timely and focused publication for presenting new UAS research and best practices in an accessible format,” said Deb Norris, vice president of workforce development and corporate services.

The Journal’s peer-reviewing group includes several UAS-focused universities, including the University of North Dakota, University of Florida, The Ohio State University, University of Dayton and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University among others. In addition to university members, the journal’s submission review team includes the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Institute of Technology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Altavian, Woolpert and The Perduco Group.

The journal will be free to public access and will include content on air vehicles, ground control stations, communications, navigation, human performance, sensors, legislation, training, operations and data exploitation. 

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