Drone guided search technology to support avalanche rescue
|Coordinator||ÅF-TECHNOLOGY AB - ÅF-TECHNOLOGY AB - Stockholm|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 194 000|
|Project duration||May 2018 - June 2019|
|Call||Drones of the future - Drones for citizens and community|
Purpose and goal
The main objective, to show how the basic principle of an avalanche rescue system for individuals can work and be used, can say be well fulfilled. The prototype has met the previously set goals by allowing the indication of a radio transmitter which has been plotted in a map for an operator.
Expected results and effects
The project has contributed to the goal of raising awareness for an avalanche rescue system that assists police and alpine rescue services. With the coordinating role of the Swedish police in this, it has been possible to spread awareness of the project widely and within their own organization, where there are several other ongoing drone projects.
Planned approach and implementation
The project initially focused on obtaining user requirements in a rescue situation, after which the project had been able to develop a drone adapted to the mission. Subsequently, a great deal of work has been done to obtain radio parts adapted for receiving and detecting signals at the current frequency. A major challenge in the project has been to try to suppress and isolate interference caused by the drone´s on-board electronics.