Validation Reports & Surveys

unIQUE DATA FROM THE PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER

Validation Reports & Surveys

unIQUE DATA FROM THE PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER

Here you can find reports and studies conducted by us or our partners

Remarkable Soundings

In our nightly flight operations we collect some remarkable data. Some of which we would like to share:

High altitude tests at Jungfraujoch (3454m)

To collect even more data and get further insights into the atmospheric conditions the flight altitude is an important factor for the development of the Meteodrone. For this reason the Meteodrones rose into the sky from the Jungfraujoch and Meteomatics was able to specify the requirements for the propulsion system for high altitude flights.

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Final report: SOPHIA – Study of Propeller Icing Hazard in Mini-UAV Aviation

Ice accumulations cause also problems for e.g. passenger aviation and helicopters. Since more and more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used, which are equally affected by icing. During test flights with our Meteodrone ice accumulations, which had a negative impact on the controllability, could be experienced. Because no study exists which analyzes Icing on UAVs, Meteomatics has investigated the icing of propellers together with the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA). 

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New flight altitude record of the Meteodrones

The aim of the Meteodrones is to improve high-resolution weather forecasting systems. With the help of the drones meteorological parameters are measured within the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL / <2km), thus closing the existing data gap. For this reason countless test flights have been carried out for up to 2km and Meteomatics started to build a network of drone flight operations last year. On the 29th of July a new record of flight altitude was set up with flights up to 3000m above sea level.

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Meteodrones take off at the ISARRA Conference

The Meteodrones, which were specifically developed for meteorological measurements up to 2 kilometers above ground, take up an absolutely exceptional position among the presented aircrafts at the ISARRA Conference. Besides the validation of sampling techniques, inter-comparisons with providers of various different aircrafts were scheduled for the flights in Cardington. 

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Report: Meteodrone air-quality measurements

Together with the department for environmental protection of the Canton Uri and the Phoster GmbH, Meteomatics tested the application of drones in air pollutant measurements. The results of the pilot project, concerning the measurement quality and its relevance for questions of air-quality is described in the report below.

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