Wind disturbance presents a formidable challenge to the flight performance of multi-rotor small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs). This paper presents a comprehensive review of techniques for measuring wind speed and airspeed for multi-rotor UAVs, including the FT205 ultrasonic anemometer.
Development of a sensor suite for atmospheric boundary layer measurement with a small multirotor unmanned aerial system
Small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) are increasingly being used to conduct atmospheric research. This work details the development of an instrumentation suite, including the FT205, for the measurement of thermodynamic and kinematic atmospheric parameters, along with the ability to telemeter data, while hovering.
To support safe drone deliveries and “air taxi” flights over cities, Embry-Riddle researchers recently leveraged a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) to map atmospheric conditions close to the Earth’s surface – a project believed to be the first of its kind.
Set to be launched at the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2019, the new FT742-DM50 ultrasonic wind sensor from FT Technologies has been designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions making it one of the world's toughest wind sensors.
FT Technologies has launched an ultrasonic wind sensor designed for UAVs. The FT205 is built from a graphite and nylon composite, and weighs only 100g. It uses FT’s Acu-Res (acoustic resonance) ultrasonic technology to determine air speed, direction and temperature.
Trialled by the UK Met Office as part of its Boundary Layer research project, the newly released FT205 ultrasonic wind sensor from FT Technologies has been constructed using a graphite and nylon composite, making it extremely light and ideally suited for drones engaged in environmental monitoring.
The Northeast's tallest peak is an unforgiving environment for people and gadgets. The conditions on Mount Washington make it an excellent place to test gear that needs to hold up in a harsh environment.
FT Technologies, a British company specialising in the development and production of ultrasonic wind sensors, has reportedly launched its first drone-specific and 3D printed device.
Former McLaren CEO and F1 team principle Martin Whitmarsh is to lead a full review of the supply chain for the UK's burgeoning offshore wind industry, as part of a plan to drive £2.6bn in annual exports from the sector by 2030, it was announced today.
FT Technologies designs and manufactures wind sensors, also called anemometers, for use in demanding applications in mission-critical situations. Their products can be found operating on all seven continents, providing real-time wind speed and direction measurements in all weather, no matter how extreme.