Autonomous Multi-species Environmental Gas Sensing Using Drone-based Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—or drones—present compelling new opportunities for airborne gas sensing in applications such as environmental monitoring, hazardous scene assessment, and facilities’ inspection. Instrumenting a UAV for this purpose encounters trade-offs between sensor size, weight, power, and performance, which drives the adoption of lightweight electrochemical and photo-ionisation detectors…

In IEEE Robotics and Automation Letter, Vol.4, No.2. Presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation