Workshop on Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV)

Prepared By:

Dr.  Emaid A. Abdul-Retha

(Engineering chief consultant, research and development & director of training division at MD Consortium Group and Marques Aviation Ltd.)


Presented By:

Dr. Hussein Tbena Kadhim (Senior Scientific Researcher-Ministry of Science and Technology)

Dr. Salman Obeid Mebayet (Lecturer-Al-Mansour University College)

Dr. Laith Baqir Salman (Lecturer-Al-Mansour University College)


Workshop Schedule:

1.          “A Historical view about UAVs and their structure” Presented by:

Dr. Hussein Tbena Kadhim                      (20 minutes)

2.          “Operation and Navigation of UAV” Presented by:

Dr. Salman Obeid Mebayet                      (20 minutes)           

3.          “Current Applications and Uses of UAV” Presented by:

                                        Dr. Laith Baqir Salman                                (20 minutes)



An unmanned Aircraft vehicle (UAV) commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAV is a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), which includes a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two.

This workshop explains the history of these Systems and how they emerged, the need for such technology, mechanical, electronical, and operational aspects of these systems, and concludes by presenting how UAVs are changing our lives through an enormous range of applications.

The workshop covers the following topics:

1.          Historical view about UAS

(The beginning and the first implementations of UAS in the world)

2.          Why UAS

(Motivations behind such approach: Human life, Cost, …etc)

3.          Typical Structure of UAS and its main components

(Mechanical, electrical components, aerodynamics of UAV)

4.          Current Applications of UAS

(Enormous Range of Applications. It is almost everywhere)

5.          Reflection of the spread of UAS on our life

(Wars, economy, privacy, social security…etc are all affected by the spread of modern drones)

6.          Future perspectives of UAS

(What do we expect in the near future, new applications, and new concepts)

7.          How do we start??