Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
11 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 11 Jan 2021

An approach to minimize aircraft motion bias in multi-hole probe wind measurements made by small unmanned aerial systems

Loiy Al-Ghussain and Sean C. C. Bailey


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AR by Sean Bailey on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Oct 2020) by Laura Bianco
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Nov 2020) by Laura Bianco
AR by Sean Bailey on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with multi-hole probes are an effective approach to measure the wind vector with high spatial and temporal resolution. However, the aircraft motion must be removed from the measured signal first, a process often introducing bias due to small errors in the relative orientation of coordinates. We present an approach that has successfully been applied in post-processing, which was found to minimize the influence of aircraft motion on wind measurements.