Preprint Technical Note Version 1 NOT YET PEER-REVIEWED

Low Cost and Flexible UAV Deployment of Sensors

  1. Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
  2. IT University of Copenhagen, 2300 København S, Denmark
Version 1 : Received: 18 August 2016 / Approved: 19 August 2016 / Online: 19 August 2016 (10:42:58 CEST)

How to cite: Sørensen, L.; Jacobsen, L.; Hansen, J. Low Cost and Flexible UAV Deployment of Sensors. Preprints 2016, 2016080180 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0180.v1). Sørensen, L.; Jacobsen, L.; Hansen, J. Low Cost and Flexible UAV Deployment of Sensors. Preprints 2016, 2016080180 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0180.v1).

Abstract

This paper present a platform for airborne sensor applications using low-cost, open-source
components carried by an easy-to-fly unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV). The system, available
in open-source [1], is designed for researchers, students and makers for a broad range of their
exploration and data-collection needs. The main contribution is the extensible architecture for
modularized airborne sensor deployment and real-time data visualisation. Our open-source
Android application provides data collection, flight path definition and map tools. Total cost of
the system is below 800 dollars. The flexibility of the system are illustrated by mapping the location
of Bluetooth beacons (iBeacons) on a ground field and by measuring water temperatures in a lake.

Subject Areas

UAV; Drone; monitoring; Multisensor; platform; software framework; beacons

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