Volume 2, Issue 1

From the Managing Editor: Dr. Andrew Shepherd

Welcome to the second edition of the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems. We are excited to build on the success of our first publication in 2015 as we continue to provide an outlet for the free exchange of ideas related to UAS. Staying true to our founding principles, the Journal remains an online and open-source resource to encourage broad distribution, use, and benefit to our readers.

This second volume, and indeed the Journal itself, would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers serving as Reviewers, Editorial Board, and Publishing Board members. I would like to personally and publically acknowledge their contributions and thank them for their efforts. As the Journal continues to grow, we welcome inquiries from those that may be interested in volunteering to support this important work.

I would also like to thank the authors selected for publication for their attention to detail and trust placed in the Journal as the means to share their work. I am confident that their research will be both informative and significant in the advancement of the UAS industry. The Journal has already begun receiving submission that are in review for our next publication and we encourage all with current research to consider our publication as the means to distrib­ute their work.

The publication of Volume 2, Issue 1 supports our goal of the Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems becoming a standard reference and the premier academic UAS publication. We look toward the future with optimism and hope that you will support us by informing others about the Journal, submitting your own work, and considering joining us as a volunteer.

Andrew D. Shepherd, PhD – Managing Editor
Director, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Sinclair Community College