RMIT UAS Research Team PhD candidate Nicola Kloet has had her work on acoustic signature measurement of small multi-rotor UAS published in the International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles.
The noise generated by these “drones” is seen as one of the barriers to their widespread implementation in populated environments. Nicola’s work, done as part of her final year project for her Bachelor’s degree, is the first step toward understanding and controlling this noise. Nicola is now continuing her studies as a PhD candidate, in which she is investigating human perception of UAS noise, and looking at methods by which noise can be reduced.
The paper is freely available online here.