AirSpex 2007

5.3. Dronespex flights

 

10.05.2007 Dronespex flights over Longyearbyen

 

Norut IT arrived in week 19 with the UAV/drone. This year’s campaign consists of two planes, called “Taxi” with autopilot (Figure 5.3.1 a) and “Otto” with RC control only Figure 5.3.1 b).

 

The following instruments are used in Otto:

 

Spectrometer

IMU (initial motion unit)

GPS

Webcam

Digital camera

 

The following instruments are used in Taxi:

 

Autopilot w/GPS

IMU

 

The instruments were transported to the airport in a bandwagon, where the campaign flights were to take place. Our first attempt was to fly with “Taxi”, but it failed due to trouble with interference. The goal was to go through autopilot trimming procedure. The next day we made a second attempt, this time with UAV/drone “Otto”. After some problems with the propeller and the GPS, it was successfully airborne. Unfortunately we didn’t get to analyze the data obtained, because the GPS did not work correctly during the flight. This caused the spectra to not record properly. As an example, the 502 nm spectral image is displayed here. The goal was to acquire spectral imager data and digital image data with Otto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Figure 5.3.1: The UAV/drones a) Taxi and b) Otto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 5.3.2: The payload on Otto, with the spectrograph marked with A.

 

 

 

FLIGHTS

FLIGHTS

DATA ANALYSIS

A