Towards Safe and Effective Use of UAS Platforms in Search and Rescue
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Joe Lee

Kongsberg Geospatial, CASARA, and Larus Technologies have been working on a Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SARNIF) project dubbed OVERSEE – an acronym for “Optical Vision Enhancement and Refinement of Sensor Exploitation Effectiveness”. The OVERSEE project is intended to help understand and ideally provide ways to help address the unique challenges of conducting search and rescue operations in remote areas (such as indigenous communities in the Arctic and their immediate surrounding area) using research, UAS platforms, artificial intelligence for detection of objects in video, and the creation of standard operating procedures. This presentation will showcase some of the unique challenges encountered thus far on this project, and hopefully provide guidance to SAR agencies who are starting out on their journey of RPAS/UAS usage.

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