Welcome to the third edition of the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems. We are pleased to continue to serve as a leading peer-reviewed and open-source UAS resource for those in academia, government, and industry seeking to contribute, share, and learn from each other. Since our last publication, much has changed and improved related to UAS applications and technologies, progress facilitated in some measure by the authors whose work was selected for inclusion in this volume.
As always, we are grateful to the dedicated volunteers supporting the Journal as Reviewers, Editorial Board, and Publishing Board members. Without their efforts and high standards this publication would not exist. Additionally, I would like to acknowledge the contributions of our included authors. Their responsiveness, patience, and provision of quality content is a testament to their professionalism.
The publication of Volume 3, Issue 1 continues to advance the mission of the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems to provide a premier interdisciplinary forum for scholarly dialogue of original research and other salient contributions offered by authors from around the world. We are proud of the impact that the Journal continues to make and are excited as we begin preparations for future publications.
Andrew D. Shepherd, PhD – Managing Editor
Executive Director and Chief Scientist, Unmanned Aerial Systems
Sinclair Community College