Drone successfully detects radio-tagged wildlife
Australian researchers have developed a drone to locate radio-tagged wildlife in inaccessible areas.
A custom-built miniature receiver and antenna provide real-time information on radio-tracked wildlife, which are mapped live on a laptop.
The unmanned aerial vehicle has successfully detected tiny radio transmitters weighing as little as one gram. The system has been tested by tracking bettongs at the Mulligan’s Flat woodland sanctuary in Canberra.
27 AUGUST 2015
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