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by on September 25, 2019
Terra Drone Angola has successfully demonstrated how drones can be used as a surveillance and reconnaissance tool for oil spill incidents. The pilot project, at an offshore oil field in Angola, was conducted for a major oil and gas operator in West Africa. Offshore oil spills are a cause of great concern due to economic losses and their adverse impact on the environment and marine ecosystem. To launch an effective response to oil spills, rapid preliminary survey assessments are necessary, and ac...
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by on December 19, 2018
The children's charity UNICEF has used a drone to reach a remote village in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu. The small flying machine made the journey in minutes, instead of the usual several hours by hand delivery. Watch Here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06w1xms #drone #uav #uas #sUAS #RPAS #DroneExpert #Vaccines #EmergencyResponce #BVLOS #VTOL #DroneDelivery
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by on December 13, 2018
Since their surge in popularity in recent years, drones have been heralded as the future of transportation, carrying everything from packages to people. But they could also revolutionize the medical field as well by being used to transport human organs for transplants. Currently organs are transplanted across the country by either commercial aircraft or expensive charter flights. But with drones, individual organs could be transported directly from the hospital where the body part has been re...
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by on December 11, 2018
The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) has released their NFPA 2400® Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) (drones) Used for Public Safety Operations. NFPA 2400 details the minimum requirements for the safe operation, deployment, and implementation of sUAS including organization program criteria and considerations, professional qualifications for safety personnel, and elements of a maintenance program. The NFPA describes the standard as “an all-encompassing standard ...
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by on December 4, 2018
Self-flying drones could be used to rescue people from fires in tower blocks by unfolding into safety nets mid-air. Net Guard drones would use GPS to pinpoint the location of the fire once a distress signal has been received then head to the necessary building, avoiding traffic below. Once close enough to the building, the drone would then unfold into four propeller-powered parts, a safety net pulled tight in the centre. ...
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by on December 3, 2018
Frequentis has developed an application which allows location data and video from drones to feed directly into workstations in the control center, through its LifeX and ASGARD solutions. The integrated solution will be presented at the global trade fair for professional mobile communications and control centers, PMRExpo, in Cologne from November 27, 2018. UAVs/Drones Application In Emergency Situations Firefighters, police, emergency medical services, search and rescue crews, and lifeguar...
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by on November 28, 2018
NEW technology made possible through Telstra is making this fire season safer for emergency service crews. Telstra has spent $100,000 investing in 80 Go Repeater units which will be delivered to emergency service units across the state. The device is an intelligent antenna which is designed to improve mobile coverage and provide coverage in places where there currently is limited or no coverage. ...
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by on November 21, 2018
How retired Air Force medic Gene Robinson found new purpose looking for missing persons. Back in 2004, when aerial drones were still synonymous with Hellfire missiles and top-secret military missions, former U.S. Air Force medic Gene Robinson was looking for a way to change public perception. No longer able to fly a plane himself, Robinson designed the Spectra, an unmanned flying wing aircraft that can be remotely piloted in extreme weather conditions. More than a decade later, Robinson and h...
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by on November 20, 2018
Drone delivery really only seems practical for two things: take-out and organ transplants. Both are relatively light and also extremely time sensitive. Well, experiments in flying a kidney around Baltimore in a refrigerated box have yielded positive results — which also seems promising for getting your pad thai to you in good kit. The test flights were conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland there, led by surgeon Joseph Scalea. He has been frustrated in the past with the inflex...
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by on November 14, 2018
In California, teenager Jack McCandless is helping shape Menlo Park Fire District's world-leading drone program. In August, during the Carr Fire—one of northern California’s largest wildfires this year, which the Menlo Park Fire District, from the heart of Silicon Valley, helped fight—Jack McCandless managed to get a piece of drone-detection equipment hooked up to a statewide command center. A specialist with the police department had been unable to figure it out for a month; McCandless got i...
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by on November 8, 2018
Drones have become a popular toy for hobbyists and in some cases vital tools for various professions, but could they ever save your life? A group of design students in China think so, and they’ve developed a concept they call “Net Guard” that turns drones into life-saving guardian angels. The idea here is that a single quadcopter-style drone will expand to reveal a net. The individual sections fly in formation, and the net could then be used to transport people who are trapped in high places,...
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by on November 5, 2018
The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu will soon get commercial drone help to bring vaccines and medical supplies to its islands. n June, UNICEF Pacific put out a global call for help in the form of a request for tender (RFT) to drone companies who could help aerially deliver vaccines and medical supplies to the South Pacific Ocean nation of Vanuatu and its 83 remote islands. According to Engadget, Vanuatu has now officially chosen Australian company Swoop Aero and German firm Wingcopter for a ...
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