CURSOR will conduct several lab tests, small-scale field tests and 2 CURSOR SaR (Search and Rescue) Kit field trials in realistic scenarios to develop an easy and quickly deployable SaR Kit of integrated technological components which directly respond to the first responder needs. First responders are invited to participate in the trials.
The CURSOR drone fleet was recently presented by CURSOR’s partner ISCC at a seminar held by the Austrian Army on 5-6th October 2020 in Felixdorf. The meeting was attended by top level goverment officials.
The CURSOR drone fleet consists of:
Mothership Drone: The mothership drone provides continuous situational awareness as “Eye-in-the Sky” with a powerful zoom-video camera, and can also serve as a stationary communications drone, coordinating communication between the SMURF, the drone-system and first responders on scene.
Transport Drones: The transport drone transports the SMURF to the disaster site and drops it off in the debris. It helps to increase the safety of first responders.
Ground penetrating radar drone: The ground-penetrating radar drone carries the ground penetrating radar (GPR) which scans the disaster site to detect signs of any trapped victims. This helps to locate the victims.
3-D modelling drones: This drone swarm takes pictures and provides a 3-D model of the area, which further increases the situational awareness and assists in planning further rescue operations.
Participants showed a great interest in the CURSOR drone fleet and look forward to follow up its future developments.
On 28th September a virtual meeting is held at CURSOR ICCS & EXUS premises with the main intention to test
- the integration between SMURF Localization system, Emergency Gateway & EXPER
- the data transfer from the virtual SNIFFER sensor to the EXPER through the EG and the data persistence and near real time visualization
- the information fusion across multiple virtual SNIFFER sensors and the generation of alerts (recommendations) for possible victims’ location
The meeting attended by CURSOR technical partners & end-users started off with very a good team spirit and interesting discussions.
More information to follow!
On the second day of the small scale field test in Chambéry at SDIS73’s (Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours de la Savoie), SNIFFER was learning to distinguish a dog from a human.
The main objectives of the small scale field test is to assess the capabilities of Sniffer sub-module V0 in field conditions (influence of rain, smoke, wind, type of debris, on chemical measurements) – detection of alive humans and deceased (simulants) according to field conditions, distance from source. More information to follow.
The main objectives are to assess the capabilities of Sniffer sub-module V0 in field conditions (influence of rain, smoke, wind, type of debris, on chemical measurements) – detection of alive humans and deceased (simulants) according to field conditions, distance from source. Stay tuned for more information.
The second CURSOR General Assembly meeting was held from 10-11th September 2020. As the current Covid-19 also impacts the consortium no physical meeting was possible and a virtual meeting was held over two days.
It was a great meeting with participants all over Europe and Japan who presented their results. A lot of progress was made so far and the project is looking forward to the next period maintaining its good team spirit.