Student Showcase on Autonomous Systems Part 1

Thursday, June 11th

Improving Wind Speed Estimates from Weather Sensing, Rotary-Wing UAS 
Presented by Tyler Bell

Tyler is a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies and a Meteorology Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His work focuses on algorithm development to improve weather observations from UAS and ground-based remote sensors. This talk will focus on work that is being done to improve wind speed measurements from profiling UAS.

The CopterSonde: An innovative UAS for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Observations
Presented by Antonio Segales

Tony is a Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student working with the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. His research focuses on the design and development of the CopterSonde, which is a unmanned aircraft system designed with the purpose of sampling thermodynamic and kinematic parameters of the lower Earth’s atmosphere, with a focus on vertical profiles in the planetary boundary layer. In his talk, Tony will discuss how incorporating innovative adaptive sampling techniques and optimizing sensor placement into the design of the CopterSonde resulted in a system comparable to radiosondes but with improved spatiotemporal resolution.

Moderated by Elizabeth Pillar-Little, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, School of Meteorology & Atmospheric Radar Research Center
Assistant Director, Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling (CASS)
The University of Oklahoma