The Boston Engineering Wind Profile Generator for small Unmanned Aerial Systems
(sUAS) enhances sUAS testing and training by combining advanced capabilities with
the portability to operate in enclosed areas (e.g., outdoor netted sites or hangars).
The Wind Profile Generator is the only standard/networked sUAS system that combines robust testing capabilities, scalability,
and portability to operate in enclosed areas such as outdoor netted sites or hangars. The system provides controlled, monitored,
uniform, and laminar air flow. Boston Engineering has developed an optional motion capture camera system that allows collection
of 3-D position data for further analysis.
Wind Profile Generator benefits sUAS operators, trainers, and researchers with the following capabilities:
- Enables standardized testing and performance criteria via repeatable testing and profiling
- Integrates with other test capabilities (e.g., GPS denied tests + wind tests)
- Provides exact sUAS position (e.g., when it enters, is within, and exits defined boundary zones)
- Triggers events, such as a gust or defined wind profile, when a sUAS enters a defined area
- Monitors ambient temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, and wind direction
- Shares data via network connectivity
- Enables integration as part of an advanced sUAS obstacle course
Testing and Advancement
The U.S. Air Force is supporting further beta unit refinement through an AFWERX SBIR Phase I contract award to Boston
Engineering. The project genesis was the development of an earlier alpha and beta system for the U.S. military.
A beta system is being deployed at Northeastern University’s Kostas Research Institute (KRI) for testing and user feedback
from organizations including KRI and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).
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