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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.
 

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Ways of using UgCS for emergency services

Ways of using UgCS for emergency services

UgCS comes out-of-the-box with a simple and easy to use interface. At the same time UgCS features multi-drone and multi-operator support. This means that a fleet of drones can be operated, each drone tied to one operator with a laptop in the field. These computers can be connected together and all of the drones and their actions can be monitored on a map at a central command station. Furthermore, all of the flight data is recorded and stored locally, allowing any flight to be replayed together with the video feed from the drone.

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.

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Environment changes during disasters

Environment changes during disasters

Essential, especially for natural disasters is UgCS capability to use custom or even user generated maps. As environment often changes during flooding or after earthquakes as example.

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

  1. Arriving at the scene
  2. Quickly creating a photogrammetry mission for making a 2D aerial map of the area
  3. Deploying the drone for taking images
  4. Processing these images and loading them back into UgCS as an up to date map of the location
  5. Pinpointing critical areas and sending drones for detailed inspections
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