Oklahoma Students Design Drones That Can Fly Into Tornadoes
In this blog, I am going to talk about Students Design Drones That Can Fly Into Tornadoes. The remotely piloted vehicles could one day replace storm chasers, who risk their lives to capture valuable data about tornadoes.
Engineering students at Oklahoma State University designed drones that may someday collect new data about tornadoes, helping public safety agencies more accurately predict and plan for disaster. A giant tornado, at least one mile wide, wiped out neighborhoods as it moved through Oklahoma on Monday, May 20. While the student designs are only in the preliminary planning stage, with no firm schedule to move forward, the university’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is negotiating with its partners to settle on a possible multi-year project that could change tornado science and ultimately save lives.