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Ask the experts: Oil slick sensors for drones?

Sensor technologies show promise for low-cost, unmanned aerial monitoring.

Dec 28, 2016

*Q: *Regarding your recent article on oil film detection, I’m exploring methods of putting such an instrument on a drone platform. In this way, a vehicle could quickly assay and map the surface of petrochemical leaks from point sources. However, there are weight and size constraints for such a project. What are your thoughts? Which method do you think might lend itself to such a project, and how might I start to construct such a mobile instrument?

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