Beeyond : Autonomous micro-drones can enhance the quality and precision of air quality monitoring systems allowing for more flexible and responsive data collection. Multiple small drones, based at autonomous base stations in zones where such data collection is required can fly either together or individually, collecting data along pre-defined flight plans.
Beeyond deploy base stations act as recharging stations and protective storage facilities for the small drones. With this system air quality monitoring is no longer limited to one dimensional measuring capabilities, but with the addition of measurements taken at varying altitudes along defined flight paths it is possible to enhance air quality models and take precise measurements in difficult to access areas. In order to easily comply with French law concerning the flight of autonomous drones, each drone will have the capability to flight for up to 8 minutes and weigh less than 1kg at takeoff.