BUSAN, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — High-performance drones will be used to secure sea water samples in areas that are difficult to access by ship.
The National Institute of Fisheries Science said Monday that it would revamp its own self-developed drones, which entered service in 2016 for the first time, and employ them in its research programs.
The previous drone had difficulty maintaining its center of gravity under heavy winds when lowering its 1-liter canister to the sea.
The improved drones will hold a 2-liter canister with twice the capacity and lower a 5-meter hose that can be extended to soak up seawater.
In particular, the new drones can be equipped with sensors according to research purposes so that they can observe various water quality parameters such as water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and degree of muddiness in real time.
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