With this project, we want to design a system capable of recording information regarding the aircraft position and the surrounding air. Specifically, we will try to use this data to detect upward streams, leading us to develop algorithms that could increase the range of aircrafts such as RPAS.
The system comprises a central module that, using a Raspberry Pi 3 model B, coordinates and stores the flight information obtained with an IMU (GY-80) and other sensors located in two lateral pods on the wingtips. These pods broadcast the data through a BTLE HM-10 emitter.
The gathered data will be analyzed with software such as Matlab, where we can plot the flight path thanks to the information given by the IMU.