GreenSight’s drone-based WeatherHive system on USAF shortlist
Boston-based startup GreenSight is reporting a significant business breakthrough with the selection of its WeatherHive drone swarm atmosphere sensing tech for prototype development by the US Air Force (USAF) and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU).
GreenSight was one of five companies selected by the DIU and USAF’s Weather Systems Branch to develop a prototype of its nano drone-based system to improve forecasting capabilities by deploying UAVs directly into the atmosphere for measurement. WeatherHive craft can cover up to 50 square miles per flight, and generate a dense 3D cube of data with better predictive results. Once the platform has been fully tested and readied for production status, it will be considered for procurement by a range of US government agencies.
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GreenSight calls the WeatherHive approach unique in its ability to directly sample and measure…