Small Scale Field Test 1.4 in Freising, Germany – proof of concept for the CURSOR drone fleet

Small Scale Field Test 1.4 in Freising, Germany – proof of concept for the CURSOR drone fleet

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.

Lab Test°6 showing SMURF for the first time to technical partners and First Responders

Lab Test°6 showing SMURF for the first time to technical partners and First Responders

On April 29 2021, the first autonomous movements and remote-control capability of the Soft Miniaturised Underground Robotic Finders (SMURFs) were demonstrated for the first time to all CURSOR technical partners and internal and external First Responders (FRs). Held at the SINTEF premises in Trondheim on 29 April 2021, the demonstration was the most recent exchange and discussion among the Lab Test participants. Finally, the local FRs were able to interact with the SMURF prototypes and use the preliminary User Interface (SMURF Workstation).

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

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.

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings

The CURSOR project wishes you season’s greetings and all the best for the New Year.

Stay tuned for our activities next year inluding various tests.

Lab Test°4 succesfully demonstrated the integration across Search and Rescue components for better situational awareness

Lab Test°4 succesfully demonstrated the integration across Search and Rescue components for better situational awareness

On the 15th December, technical partners C4C, ICCS and EXUS demonstrated the horizontal integration across Search and Rescue components in a lab environment to end-users.

Alerts from the disaster site were successfully received via the resilient network by the expert-reasoning engine. Alerts were processed and passed onto the mobile system of the team leader and UCC operator.

Information provided from sensors is of importance to coordinate recovery operations and provide an efficient use of resources in the worksite for SaR operations. More information will follow.

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