As we reach the end of this week celebrating volunteers, I’d like to say thank you to the Search and Rescue and Emergency Management volunteers who tirelessly turn up for training and operational deployment across the globe. YSAR – Youth Search and Rescue training future SAR and EM volunteers across NZ, coming to a place near […]
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 […]
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 […]
While technology and innovation are not synonymous, the right technology can inspire and facilitate new and better ways to achieve our goal to protect children from the impact from disasters.
Operators can deploy Camero’s Xaver family of scanners on solid walls to get a 3D outline of the objects behind it. The system uses an ultra-wideband radar to “see” through walls along with a “breath detection” mechanism to differentiate between static and moving objects.
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).
Researchers aim to enhance lost person search and rescue efforts using drones, artificial intelligence
Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of Virginia Tech engineers hopes to redefine these search and rescue protocols by teaming up human searchers with unmanned aerial robots, or drones. In efforts led by Ryan Williams, an assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the College of […]
Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) students are training in an American (USA) national park where firefighters have battled deadly wildfires.
Under a new partnership, Wireless Nation will provide YSAR with satellite internet for communications, data sharing, and navigation across New Zealand.