Intercomparison of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Measurements for Atmospheric Science during the LAPSE-RATE Campaign
AbstractSmall unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are rapidly transforming atmospheric research. With the advancement of the development and application of these systems, improving knowledge of best practices for accurate measurement is critical for achieving scientific goals. We present results from an intercomparison of atmospheric measurement data from the Lower Atmospheric Process Studies at Elevation—a Remotely piloted Aircraft Team Experiment (LAPSE-RATE) field campaign. We evaluate a total of 38 individual sUAS with 23 unique sensor and platform configurations using a meteorological tower for reference measurements. We assess precision, bias, and time response of sUAS measurements of temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, and wind direction. Most sUAS measurements show broad agreement with the reference, particularly temperature and wind speed, with mean value differences of 1.6
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Barbieri, L.; Kral, S.T.; Bailey, S.C.C.; Frazier, A.E.; Jacob, J.D.; Reuder, J.; Brus, D.; Chilson, P.B.; Crick, C.; Detweiler, C.; Doddi, A.; Elston, J.; Foroutan, H.; González-Rocha, J.; Greene, B.R.; Guzman, M.I.; Houston, A.L.; Islam, A.; Kemppinen, O.; Lawrence, D.; Pillar-Little, E.A.; Ross, S.D.; Sama, M.P.; Schmale, D.G.; Schuyler, T.J.; Shankar, A.; Smith, S.W.; Waugh, S.; Dixon, C.; Borenstein, S.; de Boer, G. Intercomparison of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Measurements for Atmospheric Science during the LAPSE-RATE Campaign. Sensors 2019, 19, 2179.
Barbieri L, Kral ST, Bailey SCC, Frazier AE, Jacob JD, Reuder J, Brus D, Chilson PB, Crick C, Detweiler C, Doddi A, Elston J, Foroutan H, González-Rocha J, Greene BR, Guzman MI, Houston AL, Islam A, Kemppinen O, Lawrence D, Pillar-Little EA, Ross SD, Sama MP, Schmale DG, Schuyler TJ, Shankar A, Smith SW, Waugh S, Dixon C, Borenstein S, de Boer G. Intercomparison of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Measurements for Atmospheric Science during the LAPSE-RATE Campaign. Sensors. 2019; 19(9):2179.Chicago/Turabian Style
Barbieri, Lindsay; Kral, Stephan T.; Bailey, Sean C.C.; Frazier, Amy E.; Jacob, Jamey D.; Reuder, Joachim; Brus, David; Chilson, Phillip B.; Crick, Christopher; Detweiler, Carrick; Doddi, Abhiram; Elston, Jack; Foroutan, Hosein; González-Rocha, Javier; Greene, Brian R.; Guzman, Marcelo I.; Houston, Adam L.; Islam, Ashraful; Kemppinen, Osku; Lawrence, Dale; Pillar-Little, Elizabeth A.; Ross, Shane D.; Sama, Michael P.; Schmale, David G.; Schuyler, Travis J.; Shankar, Ajay; Smith, Suzanne W.; Waugh, Sean; Dixon, Cory; Borenstein, Steve; de Boer, Gijs. 2019. "Intercomparison of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Measurements for Atmospheric Science during the LAPSE-RATE Campaign." Sensors 19, no. 9: 2179.
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