What is Digital Transformation?

For companies and for Not for Profits, its important to constantly scan the horizon for new technologies. For business this will help to maintain a value proposition in a competitive market, and for charities it will open up opportunities to assist delivering your service and/or commodity to the community. For business and NFP alike, emerging […]

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 […]

FENZ introduce new high-tech cameras for SAR

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is New Zealand’s main firefighting and emergency services body.  Through legislation FENZ have a mandate to provide a wide range of services for communities. Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 combined urban and rural fire services into a single, integrated fire and emergency services organisation. As a future focused organisation FENZ […]

YSAR prepares to scale across NZ – Tools for learning

Organizational Resilience, Growth and Diversity are key focuses for YSAR – Youth Search and Rescue development strategy. A component of our plan to scale across New Zealand is a significant investment in our online learning platform, YSAR Canvas LMS. We have an incredible development team working behind the scenes to build our LMS which provides […]

Starlink is set to significantly improve SAR and EM communications

STARLINK BUSINESS – Communications application for SAR and EM on the horizon Since the use of PolSAR HF radios communications in the outdoors has had incremental changes over the years. PolSAR to Sat Phones, Opus Satelite, Pacific Sat and Inreach. Remote communications in SAR and EM are about to significantly improve with the onset of […]

All about distress beacons COSPAS-SARSAT

How to save a life A COSPAS-SARSAT beacon, also called a distress radio beacon or emergency beacon, is a radio transmitter that can be activated in a life-threatening emergency to summon assistance from government authorities. The COSPAS-SARSAT system is an international, humanitarian satellite-based search and rescue system and service which can detect and locate transmissions […]

Integrated SAR Systems – ISARS

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SAR for SAR – Technology on the horizon – The use of Synthetic Aperture Radar for Search and Rescue

Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images are produced by an active system that sends a microwave signal from a sensor platform to the ground and detects backscattered waves that the ground reflects directly back to a receiver on the same platform, which can be borne aloft by either airplanes or satellites. When the source and receiver are on the same platform, the radar is said to be monostatic. If the source and receiver are on different platforms, the radar is said to be bistatic. Commercial SAR systems are monostatic and always collect images to the side of the flight path of the sensor platform, unlike most multispectral imaging systems, which commonly look straight down and are passive (consisting only of receivers of reflected sunlight and emitted thermal infrared radiation).