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Video: Drones With X-Ray Vision

UAVs can image details through walls in 3D using only Wi-Fi signals

June 21, 2017
Drones With X-Ray Vision

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara were able to create three-dimensional images of the objects behind a brick wall in a series of experiments using a pair of drones.

Working together, the drones circumnavigate a structure (a brick building in the video) with one UAV transmitting a continuous Wi-Fi signal while the other measures the strength of the signal after it passes through the structure.

With that data, the drones can generate a hi-res 3D image of what is inside the structure.

Applications for this technology might be search-and-rescue efforts, archaeology, or monitoring unstable buildings.

Read more on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers website.

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