The next CURSOR Small Scale Field Test is upcoming on June 28- 30 in Freising, Germany. We can’t wait to see proof of concept of all CURSOR Drone Fleet components and sensors in a realistic operational environment, to gain information about the time needed to set up the Drone Fleet and bring it to operation by first responders. Also, testing the functionality and user interface of the GPR in a realistic operational environment and evaluating the hands on practice of first responders in terms of tactics and usability will be a focus of the upcoming test.
Small Scale Field Test 1.3 testing CURSOR’s Information and Communication Technology in a realistic environment for the first time.
On May 21, CURSOR Information and Communication Technologies have been tested for the first time in a realistic environment in Greece with our project partner ICCS and First Responders from Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica (HRTA).
Important feedback was given by FRs and technical partners. SINTEF, together with WP3 partners, will evaluate the feedback and adjust the design to improve the SMURFs’ performance. The first field test (SSFT1.2) is planned for September 2021 in France.
Lab Test°5 successfully demonstrated how the CURSOR drone fleet can assist Search and Rescue Operations
On 22 and 23 of April 2021 several tests on five defined piles of different construction material were carried out with the CURSOR drone fleet at the Proving Ground Felixdorf of the Austrian Armed Forces. The results showed that the drone fleet can indeed assist First Responders in their difficult and dangerous Search and Rescue tasks of finding buried victims by lessening the health risks to First Responders (e.g. eliminating having to climb up treacherous rubble piles), shortening the time for finding victims, and occurring lower operational costs than with the deployment of helicopters. Test results obtained, together with their evaluation performed by First Responders, will serve as feedback for further optimization of the drone fleet in the future. Learn more about this test with watching our video.