SNIFFER is learning to distinguish a dog from a human

SNIFFER is learning to distinguish a dog from a human

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.

 

SNIFFER small scale field test held in Chambery on 16-17th September 2020

SNIFFER small scale field test held in Chambery on 16-17th September 2020

A small scale field test to assess the capabilities of the SNIFFER sub-module is held in Chambéry, France on 16-17th September 2020 at SDIS73’s (Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours de la Savoie) facilities.

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.

Second CURSOR virtual GA meeting reveals great cooperation & nice results

Second CURSOR virtual GA meeting reveals great cooperation & nice results

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.

 

Ground penetrating radar and GPR drone tested on 26.8.2020 in Austria

Ground penetrating radar and GPR drone tested on 26.8.2020 in Austria

The second day of the CURSOR first field trial for the fleet of drones in a military exercise in Felixdorf was succesfully closed. The CURSOR  project partner ISCC  was conducting the test of drones in the field conduction. On the second day the Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and GPR drone were tested. First responders were participating in the exercise to observe the usability of the technology in USAR missions. Stay tuned for more information.

First field trial for the fleet of drones in Felixdorf, Austria on 25-26th August

First field trial for the fleet of drones in Felixdorf, Austria on 25-26th August

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.

 

 

The CURSOR project partner ISCC is conducting the test of drones in the field conduction. The CURSOR drones and Ground penetrating radar lab tests take place in the military exercise site in Felixdorf, Austria.

In two days mothership drone, 3-D modelling drones, GPR drones and GPR will be tested with the presence of USAR first responders and drone pilots. The first responders role is  to observe the usability of the technology in USAR missions.

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