CASCADE – Unmanned Aerial Systems for Vertical Atmospheric Profiling

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

UAS response to the volcanic eruption in La Palma

Volcanic eruptions are powerful and destructive with almost unstoppable energy, hence the regular and precise monitoring of these events is critical for safety. In October 2021, the Cumbre Vieja volcano located on La Palma (Spain) erupted forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes and triggering an international response effort to monitor the state of the … More UAS response to the volcanic eruption in La Palma

Unmanned Air Systems – A Capability and Research Landscape Review

The Unmanned Air Systems – A Capability and Research Landscape Review was created by a partnership among some of the CASCADE members and industrial partners. The University of Southampton, Thales and QuinetiQ produced this document in 2019 as part of a ‘horizon scanning in unmanned aircraft systems’ exercise for DSTL. The 189-page document contains a … More Unmanned Air Systems – A Capability and Research Landscape Review