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Understanding Weather and Drones

  • April 11, 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • ETEC, Room 149A/151A, 1200 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12226

Pre-Lecture Drone Event

Join us before the lecture to meet members of the University at Albany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity’s course CINF 467: Technology-Based Community Support, as they provide live drone and robotics demonstrations.

Understanding Weather and Drones
Meghan Conway, Director of Weather Systems and Projects, TruWeather Solutions

Weather conditions have a tremendous impact on our transportation systems, but what happens when experienced human pilots and engineers are no longer onboard to respond adaptively? This is the question faced by the growing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) industry. TruWeather Solutions (TWS), through a partnership with UAlbany’s Center of Excellence in Weather and Climate Analytics, is developing innovative UAS beyond visual line-of-sight solutions and services that leverage improved drone weather monitoring and forecasting capabilities. Many of these services rely in part on the New York State Mesonet. This talk will feature an overview of TWS’s involvement in UAS test ranges and UAS infrastructure planning in New York, particularly with regard to urban applications where spatial variability in wind speed and direction is greatest.

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