Beeyond is a lightweight drone (1 kg) that collects data at altitudes between 5 and 150m. Fitted with sensors and a powerful engine, the drone can fly for 12 minutes and can be tracked in real time.
It seeks out the fine particles (PM2.5) and gases (SO2 and SO4) in the atmosphere produced by human activity or forming pollution clouds (combustion, transportation, industry). It can also measure temperature and humidity levels.
The date collected is transmitted via the internet and displayed on a platform in real time.
This enables 3D models of the air to be made for precise mapping around large industrial sites, highways, cities etc. But it also helps in tracking pollution clouds. All this information should enable measures to be put in place to tackle the problems thus identified.