UAS in civil protection: Data analysis/sharing & auxiliary support systems – new COLLARIS reports
Report on Data Analysis and Data Sharing
Drones and other UAS (unmanned aerial systems) can collect vast amounts of data through multiple sensor payloads, acting essentially as sensors in the sky. For enhancing applications vital to emergency response, such as situational awareness and monitoring, the pivotal elements lie in analysing and sharing the collected UAS data.
The preliminary report published below provides an overview of currently used and possible technical solutions for data analysis and sharing, including common best practices, available commercial software, and future recommendations.
Further research will focus on comparing available features. Specific solutions and practices will be identified and tested in future trial activities. Once the trials are complete, a summary workshop will be organized to finalize the report and prepare recommendations by the end of the project.
Auxiliary Support Systems for drones and other UAS
Deliverable 4.3A, on the other hand, provides an overview of currently used auxiliary support systems and available capabilities, including common practices in disaster management. An auxiliary support system can be anything that is added to the UAS and that helps in its operability.
This report focusses mainly on different sensors as well as delivery platforms: visual RGB-cameras, thermal imaging (or infrared) cameras, multispectral cameras, laser scanners / lidar, radars, chemical sensors, search lights, microphones, loudspeakers, delivery platforms, and RTK base stations. The report will be updated successively during the project and will be finalized in an updated version in June 2024 (M18).
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