The high concentration of gasses, such as nitrogen, have led to a reduction in native plant species and the overall biodiversity in surrounding areas. This issue affects our environment in many harmful ways, which is why there needs to be an effective way to combat it.
Seven students from Ohlone College, and two volunteers, will participate in the Environmental Competition by EPICS in IEEE, in partnership with the UEF, to design a solution for the environment. They created Project DIANA, which is focused on utilizing a drone to detect different gas concentrations and then stabilize them within the air.
The project is divided into three different phases, with phase one being the current research portion. Their research will help educate them on the different sensors, gasses, calibration methods, and more, through professional databases and connections. After their research concludes, they will gather all of their data and utilize it in the following two phases: Development and Deployment.
EPICS in IEEE has granted them $3,815 to purchase needed materials so they can start up this solution. The team is composed of students from their IEEE Steam Club and they will be utilizing data from the World Wildlife Fund with hopes of getting the Environmental Protection Agency involved at the end.