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 […]
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 […]
YSAR Weekend Exercise training – LandSAR Tracking Course Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) is a long-term strategy to address succession, diversity, and innovation across agencies in the SAR and EM sectors. The YSAR students graduate from a 3-year program with a wide range of SAR and EM certificates and skills, and where possible we test emerging […]
Transition from Covid-19 Level 3 to Level 2 It has certainly been an unusual couple of months responding to the Covid-19 virus. Well done making it this far. Some of you may be feeling anxious about getting back into our training program, you may have known someone who has been sick or are managing the […]
[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.21.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Integrated SAR systems – ISARS This project is focused on research and development and future focused SAR systems. This project explores possibilities to integrate 5 levels of operational tasks on one integrated system. It is understood that this project is horizon thinking for SAR and the […]
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 […]