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Sampling CO2 and methane over Ascension Island using UAVs

4 September 2015

A team of scientists and engineers have been able to sample methane and CO2 gases in the remote South Atlantic thanks to the redesign of an autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) octocopter.

Dr Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Flight Mechanics in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and joint Aerial Robotics lead at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) (a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) ), explained: “There are so many challenges out there for UAVs that we are only just beginning to scratch the surface. Our success in Ascension however with high altitude SUAS sampling paves the way for many more successful field trips to come.”

For more information please visit the University press release.

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