- Emergency Services / Search and Rescue with UgCS
For emergency services or search and rescue operations, time is a very important factor. Whether it comes down to identifying certain areas on the map, locating missing people or even delivering medicine quickly, aerial support comes in handy. However, it often takes a long time to get a helicopter off the ground and to the location, not to mention the cost of doing so.
Drones can serve as a viable alternative for providing aerial support for first responders. From delivering medicine to scanning areas, drones can oftentimes do it cheaper and faster.
Ways of using UgCS for emergency services
This can be used either when operating a large fleet of drones for delivering medicine or just as well when working in search and rescue operations.
Environment changes during disasters
What’s more, the drones can be sent on automatic scanning mission, all while sending the video feedback. This would essentially give the operator live aerial video from various locations of the scene on the central command station and ability to mark points of interest on map for closer examination by ground teams or other drones.
UgCS suites well for the typical search and rescue workflow
- Arriving at the scene
- Quickly creating a photogrammetry mission for making a 2D aerial map of the area
- Deploying the drone for taking images
- Processing these images and loading them back into UgCS as an up to date map of the location
- Pinpointing critical areas and sending drones for detailed inspections