UCAR Drone Project

UCAR Drone Project
This team is working on Project Canary. They are developing a sensor suite that can be attached to a DJI Quadcopter so that scientists from the University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) can conduct low-level atmospheric research. The suite includes 5 gas sensors (NH3, CO2, O3, H2, CH4), a LiDAR sensor, a GPS sensor and a BME280 sensor. The data collected via this sensor suite is then transmitted to a phone app (also developed by the students) and, from there, to an on-line database used by scientists working in the field. To learn more, read this blog post the team wrote up for our great partner, Sparkfun!

The team meets Wednesdays from 3:30-5:15. Its main mentor is Craig Rahenkamp, a retired engineer who worked on submarines and satellites. The team is not actively recruiting new members at this time.
Student working on a drone
Description

This team is working on Project Canary.  They are developing a sensor suite that can be attached to a DJI Quadcopter so that scientists from the University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) can conduct low-level atmospheric research.  The suite includes 5 gas sensors (NH3, CO2, O3, H2, CH4), a LiDAR sensor, a GPS sensor and a BME280 sensor.  The data collected via this sensor suite is then transmitted to a phone app (also developed by the students) and, from there, to an on-line database used by scientists working in the field.  To learn more, read this blog post the team wrote up for our great partner, Sparkfun!

The team meets Wednesdays from 3:30-5:15.  Its main mentor is Craig Rahenkamp, a retired engineer who worked on submarines and satellites.  The team is not actively recruiting new members at this time.