Oklahoma Students Design Drones That Can Fly Into Tornadoes

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Oklahoma Students Design Drones That Can Fly Into Tornadoes
Oklahoma Students Design Drones That Can Fly Into Tornadoes

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.

The best way for researchers to get information about a tornado is to send sensors high up into the storm—a maneuver that is too dangerous for a manned aircraft and, up until now, has been too complex for most remote-controlled craft. In my previous blog, I had talk about Dronesits applications and Working 

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.