Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Research article
10 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 10 Oct 2018

Considerations for temperature sensor placement on rotary-wing unmanned aircraft systems

Brian R. Greene, Antonio R. Segales, Sean Waugh, Simon Duthoit, and Phillip B. Chilson


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AR by Brian Greene on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Jul 2018) by Murray Hamilton
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Sep 2018) by Murray Hamilton
AR by Brian Greene on behalf of the Authors (10 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Sep 2018) by Murray Hamilton
Short summary
With the recent commercial availability of rotary-wing unmanned aircraft systems (rwUAS), their ability to collect observations in the lower atmosphere is quickly being realized. However, integrating sensors with an rwUAS can introduce errors if not sited properly. This study discusses an objective method of determining some of these error sources in temperature, including improper airflow and rotary motor heating. Errors can be mitigated by mounting thermistors under propellers near the tips.