Wed, 27 Oct 2021

Emergency response teams across the globe are working against the clock during emergency situations for rescue operations. With the ever-advancing technology, rapid deployment of UAS is now considered as the golden hour that can mean the difference between life and death.

Being an ideal solution for perilous search and rescue operations, its market is projected to register a CAGR of 15.88% during the forecast period between 2021-2026.

UAS are highly preferred by disaster management teams as they can access difficult and inaccessible areas. With thermal imaging, advanced applications to produce 3D maps, scan for victims, assess damaged infrastructure, and more features they have strengthened the crucial role UAS plays during emergency response circumstances.

Previously, UAS helped in saving 12 boys and a coach of a soccer team lost in a cave of Northern Thailand due to torrential rain. After getting the heads up, authorities used UAS and sprang into action. With 30x optical zoom lenses, mapping capabilities, and thermal cameras, the UAS carried out high-risk inspections of potential drilling sites.

Simplifying the rescue operations, thermal sensors located the boys and they were routinely used for high-risk inspections of the site, creating a 3D aerial map of the area, which helped them in spotting potential access points into the cave from above. After being trapped for 9 days in the flooded cave, all the team members finally came out in a healthy state. Without missing out on a single life, all the members were successfully spotted by the UAS.

In the ever-advancing world as UAS are emerging necessary to combat natural disasters, companies like Wynyard Autonomous design need-backward Unmanned Aerial Systems for critical sectors. To ensure heavy payload capacity, high speed, and long endurance, these UAS are fuel-based and are a one-stop solution during emergency situations.

The 24x7 operational support offered to the rescue teams by this technology has demonstrated its effectiveness across complex areas, that are often unapproachable and risky.

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