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Development and Deployment of an Autonomous UAV-Borne Gas and Particulate Sample Capture System for Fumarole Sampling

Anderson, Matthew and Backus, Spencer B. and Hughes, Ery and Curtis, Aaron and Chung, Soon-Jo and Stolper, Edward (2021) Development and Deployment of an Autonomous UAV-Borne Gas and Particulate Sample Capture System for Fumarole Sampling. In: AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2021-1409. ISBN 9781624106095. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20210112-105611577

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Abstract

Volcanoes are one of the great forces of the natural world. The gases they release can reveal information about the world below us, from the structure of the planet, to the risk of an imminent eruption. Sampling these gases however is often difficult and extremely dangerous - high temperatures, hazardous gases, steep terrain and remoteness all make collecting samples a challenging endeavour. Unoccupied Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can help reduce the risks and difficulties of measuring and sampling these gases, enabling studies of volcanic systems that were otherwise inaccessible. This paper presents the first known effort to design, develop and field test a UAV-borne Gas Capture System (UGCS) for volcanic fumarole sampling. This work includes the development of a sampling probe deployment mechanism, sample canister selection, payload-to-UAV interfacing, and a light-weight visual/thermal camera package. Operationally, the intricacies of placing a sample probe into a small fumarole opening are examined, as are the hazards of flying a UAV with a suspended load.


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Backus, Spencer B.0000-0002-6466-053X
Curtis, Aaron0000-0002-2942-4347
Chung, Soon-Jo0000-0002-6657-3907
Stolper, Edward0000-0001-8008-8804
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Official Citation: Development and Deployment of an Autonomous UAV-Borne Gas and Particulate Sample Capture System for Fumarole Sampling. Matthew Anderson, Spencer B. Backus, Ery Hughes, Aaron Curtis, Soon-Jo Chung, and Edward Stolper. AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. January 2021; DOI: 10.2514/6.2021-1409
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:12 Jan 2021 19:54
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