Next Article in Journal
Mechanically Rotating Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Transducer: A Review
Previous Article in Journal
TSCH and RPL Joining Time Model for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks
Article

Tracking Fluorescent Dye Dispersion from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Anabela Oliveira and Alberto Carlos Azevedo
Sensors 2021, 21(11), 3905; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21113905
Received: 22 March 2021 / Revised: 1 June 2021 / Accepted: 1 June 2021 / Published: 5 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Remote Sensing for Forecasting and Monitoring Aquatic Systems)
Commercial unmanned aerial vehicles continue to gain popularity and their use for collecting image data and recording new phenomena is becoming more frequent. This study presents an effective method for measuring the concentration of fluorescent dyes (fluorescein and Rhodamine WT) for the purpose of providing a mathematical dispersion model. Image data obtained using a typical visible-light camera was used to measure the concentration of the dye floating on water. The reference measurement was taken using a laboratory fluorometer. The article presents the details of three extensive measurement sessions and presents elements of a newly developed method for measuring fluorescent tracer concentrations. The said method provides tracer concentration maps presented on the example of an orthophoto within a 2 × 2 m discrete grid. View Full-Text
Keywords: UAV; camera; fluorimeters; dispersion; fluorescein; rhodamine UAV; camera; fluorimeters; dispersion; fluorescein; rhodamine
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Burdziakowski, P.; Zima, P.; Wielgat, P.; Kalinowska, D. Tracking Fluorescent Dye Dispersion from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Sensors 2021, 21, 3905. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21113905

AMA Style

Burdziakowski P, Zima P, Wielgat P, Kalinowska D. Tracking Fluorescent Dye Dispersion from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Sensors. 2021; 21(11):3905. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21113905

Chicago/Turabian Style

Burdziakowski, Pawel, Piotr Zima, Pawel Wielgat, and Dominika Kalinowska. 2021. "Tracking Fluorescent Dye Dispersion from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle" Sensors 21, no. 11: 3905. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21113905

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop