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UAS User Log

posted on 2024-02-13, 12:50 authored by Dharmendra Saraswat, Daniel E. Martin, Lav R. Khot, Seth Murray

The UAS User Log is a server-based, digital logbook that is accessible through any web browser on internet-connected devices.​ It is an outcome of multi-state teams working together to develop a common protocol for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or drones) operation and bring standardization to flight data collection for purposes such as research/production, spray application, and any other activity of interest. It ​relies on simple user interactions to develop a record of UAS mission and can also serve to enhance flight and maintenance experience.​ The logbook provides options to interactively record the date, time and location of a flight, the make, model and registration information of the device, status of battery charge, type of flight (autonomous or manual), types of sensors used and data collected, safety precautions taken, weather during the flight and other related information.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Website Pointer to UAS User Log.

    File Name: Web Page, url:

    Generates a web form to log details of a specific UAS mission.


USDA-NIFA: Hatch project 1012501 (project # S1069)

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research: 210316


Data contact name

Saraswat, Dharmendra

Data contact email


Purdue University


  • Not specified

ISO Topic Category

  • environment

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

unmanned aerial vehicles; flight; aerial application; spraying; Internet; crop production; models; data collection; Agricultural Research Service; computers; computer software; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; agricultural research; digital database

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 304
  • 305

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Saraswat, Dharmendra; Martin, Daniel E.; Khot, Lav R.; Murray, Seth (2018). UAS User Log. Purdue University.

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