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Flying Anemometer: Using Drones As Wind Sensors

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Here is a study that explores the idea of using drones as flying wind sensors. For this, researchers from the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center used a custom designed hexacopter in the WindEEE Dome in London, which is the world’s first 3D wind tunnel.

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The Flying Anemometer: Researchers test hexacopter as wind sensor in world's first 3D wind tunnel

The algorithm uses the drone’s propellers to sense the wind speed.


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