Saturday, January 9, 2010

More Science



A couple of weeks ago, I got to install a wireless data network to some "beakers" (scientists) who are working on a program to map the topology under the ice. The project is called CRESIS (not sure what that stands for...). They have an 1100 pound remotely-piloted aircraft (UAV) that carries ground penetrating radar, and flies back and forth to get a profile of the rock under the polar ice. They have two UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) they use. The bigger one is 1100 pounds-- almost the size of a private aviation aircraft. There is some really cool science going on down here.

2 comments:

bob said...

Cool!

That's a project I would love to be involved with. And the smaller plane looks like a standard 40-sized RC airplane.

bob

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