The Card Catalog


CDRP has created a lot of knowledge on unmanned aircraft systems in disasters in the past eight years. This library is designed to provide open access to a variety of resources. These documents range from technical reports, to crew certifications, to a developing open-source UAS textbook. All are free to use under a Creative Commons 4.0 license. Use the menu below to jump to specific content.

CDRP UAS Standard Operating Guide


The CDRP Standard Operating Guide is a general 'rulebook' for UAS operations in all contexts. This document can be used as a guidle for an organization to create/publish their own document.

Standard Operating Guide (SOG) V2
CDRP Standard Operating Guide document, December 2018.

CDRP Crew Standards Certification


CDRP intitally established minimum performance standards for UAS operations in 2014, and updated them in 2019. These standards apply to all CDRP UAS operators no matter of the domain in which they operate. The standards are appropriate for disaster/public safety operations as well as research, training, or educational instruction.

CDRP Introduction to Crew Certification Standards
Introduction document that explains the methodology as well as the relationship to resource typing position requirements. July 2020.

CDRP Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) Crew Certification Standards
Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) knowledge and practical standards document, June 2019.

CDRP Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) Knowledge Standards Evaluation Worksheet
Worksheet that aligns with published standards to allow an instructor to check off successful items. June 2019.

CDRP Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) Practical Standards Evaluation Worksheet
Worksheet that aligns with published standards to allow an instructor to check off successful items. June 2019.

Resource Typing and Qualifications


Since the adoption of the National Incident Management System, or NIMS, resource typing has been a major component of emergency managment and mutual aid. By standardizing how we define resources (including teams, equipment, vehicles, personnel, etc.) emergency managers nationwide can make better decisions regarding what assistance is needed, and more importantly, what they capabilities of that resource will be when it arrives. No one wants to waste time determining exactly what that team from three states away can actually do when they arrive at staging. To support this standardization, resources are typed based on their capabilities - what can they accomplish while working on an incident. FEMA has a good explantaion on resource typing and mutual aid.

UAS are a new resource in public safety and emergency management. As such, there is limited typing information available for teams and personnel. FEMA published one in 2018, and while this is a good start, decision makers in Florida felt it was too broad to be fully effective. CDRP, in conjunction with some members of the Florida UAS Working Group, has been working on typing for Florida UAS teams, including personnel qualifications, certification resources, and associated training.

These documents are currently moving through the review process for adoption in Florida. The Task Book is an adaptation of the National Wildfire Coordination Group's fantastic work, modifed slightly to apply to all hazards.

Team Typing Documents

As of 4 October 2019, all documents here are in DRAFT status.

All Hazards UAS Team - Resource Definition
Typing document for a All Hazards focused UAS team, includnig four (4) types.

Small UAS Pilot [SUASP]- Resource Definition
Typing document for a Small UAS Pilot [SUASP] - Single type. This can be deployed as part of a team or as a Single Resource.

Small UAS Team Leader [SUASTL]- Resource Definition
Typing document for a Small UAS Team Leader [SUASTL] - Single type. This can be deployed as part of a team or as a Single Resource.

Small UAS Data Technician [SUASDT]- Resource Definition
Typing document for a Small UAS Data Technician [SUASDT] - Single type. This can be deployed as part of a team or as a Single Resource.

Position Definitions and Position Task Book

As of 4 October 2019, all documents here are in DRAFT status.

UAS Position Descriptions
Overview document for all three (3) UAS positions: Small UAS Pilot [SUASP], Small UAS Team Leader [SUASTL], and Small UAS Data Techician [SUASDT]

UAS Position Task Book (PTB)
Position Task Book that applies to all three (3) UAS positions: Small UAS Pilot [SUASP], Small UAS Team Leader [SUASTL], and Small UAS Data Techician [SUASDT]. This Task Book can be used to support crew training and development.

Aircraft Qualification Documents

As of 7 November 2019, all documents here are in DRAFT status.

Aircraft Qualification Checklist - DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual [updated: 7 NOV 19]
This checklist/task list can be utilized to certify and operator on the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual aircraft and associated systems.

Aircraft Qualification Checklist - DJI Matrice 210[updated: 7 NOV 19]
This checklist/task list can be utilized to certify and operator on the DJI Matrice 210 v1 aircraft and associated systems.

Aircraft Qualification Checklist - Parrot Anafi[updated: 7 NOV 19]
This checklist/task list can be utilized to certify and operator on the Parrot Anafi Thermal aircarft and associated systems.

Aircraft Qualification Checklist - Parrot Disco[updated: 7 NOV 19]
This checklist/task list can be utilized to certify and operator on the Parrot Disco aircarft and associated systems.

Aircraft Qualification Checklist - DJI Mavic Pro[updated: 7 NOV 19]
This checklist/task list can be utilized to certify and operator on the DJI Mavic Pro aircarft and associated systems.

Open Source Textbook
"UAS Operations in Disasters and Public Safety: A Practical Handbook"


Coming, 2020.

ATAK/WinTAK in UAS Operations


Beginning in 2018, CDRP has been working with various versions of the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) as it applies to disaster management or public safety. This versatile tool was originally sponsored by the Department of Defense to allow secure geospatial information exchange for the warfighter, but it has evolved for civilian use, particularly in disaster response. These whitepapers and workflows will be published here individually, but expanded on in CDRP's open source UAS textbook, "UAS Operations in Disasters and Public Safety" (also available here).

Workflow - UAS Mapping to ATAK via GeoServer
Utilizing the open source GeoServer, this workflow walks through capturing imagery with the eBee X to providing a map in ATAK.

Workflow - DIRT sUAS ISR Video Streaming Options
Whitepaper on the three Modes (methods) used by DIRT sUAS resources to stream video from the field, including ATAK integration.

Workflow - Garmin InReach to ATAK
Brief overview of integrating InReach KML feeds into ATAK for situational awareness. September 2020.

Technical Reports


Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS): Current Widespread Techniques, Technologies, and Motivations
White paper on C-UAS. April 2019.

Live Streaming Overview
Brief overview and desription of live video streaming from sUAS using Teradek. April 2020.

Workflow - DIRT sUAS ISR Video Streaming Options
Whitepaper on the three Modes (methods) used by DIRT sUAS resources to stream video from the field, including ATAK integration.