Field Trips

Participation fee: $50/person

Field Trip 1: Drone Cage

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Field Trip 2: Robot Swarm Technology

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Field Trip 3: Roof Inspections

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Field Trip 4: Lava Pour – High Temperature Reference Application

For the STRATUS 2020 focus on extreme events, we offer a temperature reference experiment that allows us to observe and record the flow of a known, high-temperature melt (molten volcanic rock), and its subsequent cooling and solidification. Initial temperature and emissivity of the melt are known, which allows us to calibrate experimental sensors at these temperatures.

Participants will be able to join the organizers in testing ground-based and UAV-based multispectral sensors, including on-site temperature and radiation measurement equipment. The facility is located in a restricted (gated) area where drones are allowed to fly without the need to complete paperwork.

The initial melt temperature will be a little above 1300ºC (about2400ºF). This is also the range of molten steel, which could be interesting for industrial applications. The flow will have a final length of about 5 meters.   Temperature sensors along the flow path will provide time and location-dependent reference values.

About the test site and location

The event/experiment will happen at the Geohazards Fieldstation, close to Springville, NY. At the site, we typically conduct experiments on hazardous volcanic processes, such as explosive crater formation, or intense magma-water interaction.

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