Abstract Title

Radiosonde Recovery Guiding Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Faculty Mentor Name

Johnny Young

Format Preference

Demonstration

Abstract

Connor Anderson - Senior in Embry-Riddle's Applied Aviation Sciences Department - gave the presentation/demonstration for his group for Invited URI Oral Presentation for the Academic Program Meeting of the College of Aviation.

Project Abstract:

Radiosondes are weather instruments sent into the atmosphere every day that provide vital weather information for aeronautical and non-aeronautical purposes around the world. However, little is being done to recover these plastic and Styrofoam units of reusable electronics and have always been considered not cost-effective to do so. However, with today’s miniaturization of autopilot technologies, replacing the unguided parachute with a self-guiding GPS drone makes financial, practical, and environmental sense. We expect to demonstrate the feasibility of returning a radiosonde from altitude cheaply and effectively using simple programming and low-cost off-the-shelf electronics.

Demonstration

IGNITE Grant Award

Location

Davis Learning Center

Start Date

3-24-2018 9:45 AM

End Date

3-24-2018 11:00 AM

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Radiosonde Recovery Guiding Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Davis Learning Center

Connor Anderson - Senior in Embry-Riddle's Applied Aviation Sciences Department - gave the presentation/demonstration for his group for Invited URI Oral Presentation for the Academic Program Meeting of the College of Aviation.

Project Abstract:

Radiosondes are weather instruments sent into the atmosphere every day that provide vital weather information for aeronautical and non-aeronautical purposes around the world. However, little is being done to recover these plastic and Styrofoam units of reusable electronics and have always been considered not cost-effective to do so. However, with today’s miniaturization of autopilot technologies, replacing the unguided parachute with a self-guiding GPS drone makes financial, practical, and environmental sense. We expect to demonstrate the feasibility of returning a radiosonde from altitude cheaply and effectively using simple programming and low-cost off-the-shelf electronics.

Demonstration

IGNITE Grant Award