Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5519–5530, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5519-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5519–5530, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5519-2018

Research article 10 Oct 2018

Research article | 10 Oct 2018

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

Brian R. Greene et al.

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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.