Oisin Mc Grath, Leo Murray, Matthew Kelly, Gearoid O’ Briain
DroneSAR makes it possible to use affordable, “off-the-shelf” drone technology to expedite successful outcomes during emergency response incidents. It does so by delivering the right data to the right people at the right time when agencies are faced with time and resource constraints. DroneSAR aims to assist search and rescue (SAR) missions by enabling drone operators to plan and carry out waypoint and grid search missions based on altitude, field-of-view, battery life, probability of detection, and other variables.
The vast amounts of drone data retrieved during SAR missions need to be collected, processed and transferred with speed, accuracy and quality. DroneSAR’s live tracking interface provides search managers with live streams of end-to-end, lowlatency, first-person-view (FPV) video. The accuracy and reliability of its GNSS positioning information also facilitates navigational services that enable remote coordinators to track and view multiple drone flight missions simultaneously. This ultimately allows for quicker, more effective responses and mitigates the risks faced by responding personnel.