Volume XLII-3/W5 | Copyright
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3/W5, 67-71, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-W5-67-2018
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  29 Oct 2018

29 Oct 2018

ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT DETECTION METHOD BASED ON MULTI-ROTOR UAV PLATFORM

A. Shen1,2, S. Zhou1,3, and S. Peng1 A. Shen et al.
  • 1College of Meteorology and Oceanography, National University of Defense Technology, Nanjing 211100, China
  • 2Unit 94270 of PLA, Jinan 250117,China
  • 3Collaborative Innovation Center on Forecast and Evaluation of Meteorological Disasters, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China

Keywords: Multi-rotor UAV, Atmospheric detection, Flow field, Experiment

Abstract. For the method of atmospheric detection based on multi-rotor UAV, the effects of flight safety and airflow on detection accuracy are analyzed. The detector mounted on the multi-rotor drone should be highly symmetrical and the center of gravity should be on the same vertical line as the center of gravity of the drone. Mounting the detector above the drone's fuselage will reduce the stability of the drone, and lowering it will improve stability, but for models with high stability, placing it below will affect the maneuverability of the drone. The airflow interference in the area where the detector can be placed near the fuselage is related to the drone: the faster the rotor speed, and the closer the rotor is to the fuselage, the stronger the airflow interference. At the same time, the influence of airflow disturbance on temperature and humidity has a gradual process. Waiting for a period of time after starting the drone can change the error into a fixed error for post-processing. This method was used to detect a pollution process and achieved good results.