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Title: Joint UAS-Balloon Activities (JUBA) Field Campaign Report

Abstract

Using internal investment funds within Sandia National Laboratories’ (SNL) Division 6000, the Joint UAS-Balloon Activity (JUBA) was a collaborative exercise between SNL Organizations 6533 and 6913 (later 8863) to demonstrate simultaneous flights of tethered balloons and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on the North Slope of Alaska. JUBA UAS and tethered balloon flights were conducted within the Restricted Airspace associated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility third ARM Mobile Facility (AMF3) site at Oliktok Point, Alaska. The Restricted Airspace occupies a two-nautical-mile radius around Oliktok Point. JUBA was conducted at the Sandia Arctic Site, which is approximately 2 km east-southeast of the AMF3. JUBA activities occurred from 08/08/17 and 08/10/17. Atmospheric measurements from tethered balloons can occur for a long duration, but offer limited spatial variation. Measurements from UAS could offer increased spatial variability. To understand how balloon and UAS activities could occur together, JUBA activities included the following:Developing aviation safety plans for the simultaneous, collocated operation of tethered balloons and UAS Adapting tethered balloon-based fiber optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS) measurements to a UAS platform Creating solutions to technical challenges such as: Developing a motor system to match the fiber deployment rate withmore » the ascent/descent rate of the UAS Evaluating methods of identifying the surface in the DTS temperature profile Correlating simultaneous balloon and UAS DTS temperature measurements Assessing the effects of a fiber optic rotary joint on the DTS temperature measurements Determining what UAS-based sensors provided the best calibration source for the DTS temperature data.« less

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1422521
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM-18-006
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-ACO5-7601830
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
North Slope of Alaska, arctic processes, unmanned aerial systems, Oliktok Point

Citation Formats

Dexheimer, Darielle, Apple, Monty, Bendure, Albert, Callow, Diane, Longbottom, Casey, Novick, David, and Wilson, Christopher. Joint UAS-Balloon Activities (JUBA) Field Campaign Report. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Dexheimer, Darielle, Apple, Monty, Bendure, Albert, Callow, Diane, Longbottom, Casey, Novick, David, & Wilson, Christopher. Joint UAS-Balloon Activities (JUBA) Field Campaign Report. United States.
Dexheimer, Darielle, Apple, Monty, Bendure, Albert, Callow, Diane, Longbottom, Casey, Novick, David, and Wilson, Christopher. Mon . "Joint UAS-Balloon Activities (JUBA) Field Campaign Report". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1422521.
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abstractNote = {Using internal investment funds within Sandia National Laboratories’ (SNL) Division 6000, the Joint UAS-Balloon Activity (JUBA) was a collaborative exercise between SNL Organizations 6533 and 6913 (later 8863) to demonstrate simultaneous flights of tethered balloons and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on the North Slope of Alaska. JUBA UAS and tethered balloon flights were conducted within the Restricted Airspace associated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility third ARM Mobile Facility (AMF3) site at Oliktok Point, Alaska. The Restricted Airspace occupies a two-nautical-mile radius around Oliktok Point. JUBA was conducted at the Sandia Arctic Site, which is approximately 2 km east-southeast of the AMF3. JUBA activities occurred from 08/08/17 and 08/10/17. Atmospheric measurements from tethered balloons can occur for a long duration, but offer limited spatial variation. Measurements from UAS could offer increased spatial variability. To understand how balloon and UAS activities could occur together, JUBA activities included the following:Developing aviation safety plans for the simultaneous, collocated operation of tethered balloons and UAS Adapting tethered balloon-based fiber optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS) measurements to a UAS platform Creating solutions to technical challenges such as: Developing a motor system to match the fiber deployment rate with the ascent/descent rate of the UAS Evaluating methods of identifying the surface in the DTS temperature profile Correlating simultaneous balloon and UAS DTS temperature measurements Assessing the effects of a fiber optic rotary joint on the DTS temperature measurements Determining what UAS-based sensors provided the best calibration source for the DTS temperature data.},
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