UAS Applications for Bureau of Reclamation Operations
What are the possible applications of UAS for Reclamation practices? While UAS experts have compiled a list of possible uses for UAS at Reclamation based on their background and experience, there are likely many other uses that have not been considered yet.
Need and Benefit
UAS technology has recently been adopted by Reclamation because if its many features that can benefit Reclamation. Practitioners have come up with several areas where it offers great promise to improve Reclamation practices by improving data collection, reducing cost, and increasing safety. However, there are possible many other areas that have not been considered where UAS could offer the same benefits. This program aims to develop a comprehensive list of potential UAS applications that would serve as a guideline for future funding decisions. By compiling such a list, better funding decision can be made and could lead to wider spread UAS use, improving Reclamation practices.
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Bureau of Reclamation Review
The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.
UAS Applications for Bureau of Reclamation Operations (final, PDF, 622KB)
By Matthew Klein
Research Product completed on September 30, 2019
2019 Science and Technology Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Research Training Workshop: Executive Summary and Applications for Bureau of Reclamation Operations (final, PDF, 581KB)
By Matthew Klein
R&D Bulletin completed on September 30, 2019