Celebrating Volunteers in Search and Rescue and Emergency Management

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 […]

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 […]

YSAR Students Learn Tracking Skills to Find the Lost and Injured 

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 […]

YSAR COVID-19 update, Monday 18th May 2020

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 […]

Integrated SAR Systems – ISARS

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Xaver Sense Through the Wall System

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.

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).