The CURSOR project is carrying out the first trial for the fleet of drones in Austria on 25-26th August.
One primary objective of the project is to develop an innovative CURSOR SaR Kit that will be mobile, fast to deploy and easy to operate. In addition, CURSOR focuses on the reduction of time needed for deployment of SaR personnel and equipment, for situational assessment during urban SaR operations and for onsite disaster response.
An important component of the SaR Kit is the CURSOR Drone Fleet, consisting of: (1) Tethered drone with HD video camera, flood lights, megaphone and WiFi access point, serving as 24/7 „Eye in the Sky“ at the disaster zone ; (2) Five drones in swarm formation, providing an HD video overview and a 3D model of the disaster zone; (3) Ground penetrating radar mounted on a drone, identifying buried victims; (4) Heavy-lifting drone, carrying a container filled with ground-based robots, equipped with sensors and flying to locations with high probability of finding survivors. Each drone will undergo ruggedization, as well as tests under laboratory conditions and in the field.