Turning a mobile phone into a beacon with a UAV-based cellular search and rescue solution

Opportunities for Australian SAR agencies to dial into mobile phone technology innovation was showcased at AAUS ROTORTECH 2022 Conference in June 2022. Advantages of Psuedo Base Station solutions like Smith Myers Artemis: Do not interfere with the user’s mobile network Simply, interact with the mobile for a fraction of a second and then release the […]

YSAR RPAS programme gets a boost

YSAR are proud to be partnering with Ferntech and Eagle Technology and Massey University School of Aviation in our RPAS programme. Ferntech and Massey University have sponsored 4 YSAR instructors to complete the Pilot Training through their School of Aviation. Having more instructors trained with their pilot license, will help expand the YSAR RPAS programme by […]

Engineering in SAR

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Land Rover’s new Discovery search and rescue SUV has a roof-mounted drone

A special version of the new Land Rover Discovery dubbed ‘Project Discovery’ and designed for search and rescue operations is actually being deployed with the Austrian Red Cross – complete with a quadcopter drone that can take off from and land on the SUV, even while it’s moving. Magnets lock the drone in place while […]

Spacecraft Rovers 3D – Augmented Reality

NASA’s Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. Using a printed AR Target and the camera on your mobile device, you can get up close with these robotic explorers, see how they move, and learn about the engineering feats used to expand our knowledge and understanding of space.