The goal of CASCADE is to accelerate the exploitation of aerial robotics across a wide range of science and industry applications. Through fundamental research and case studies, we will advance the understanding and technologies required to allow routine operation of advanced aerial robotic systems. Common system architectures will be developed and employed together with their associated risk and reliability models. There will also be application specific technology deliverables that meet the needs of current and emerging users of aerial robots linked to the CASCADE case studies. We will shape the technological and regulatory standards upon which a safe and commercially and scientifically vibrant industry can grow.
Current approaches to vertical atmospheric profiling are limited in their temporal and spatial resolution, weather balloon-based sondes are rarely recovered leading to environmental harm and limited sensor capacity with launches happening in few locations across the UK radiosondes. This approach offers a fire and forget way to gather atmospheric profiles but is not in line … More CASCADE – Unmanned Aerial Systems for Vertical Atmospheric Profiling