Using MapSAR and Thermal UAS for Search and Rescue Applications
Track: Fire, Rescue, and EMS
Authors: Chad Sperry, Josh Anderson
During a missing person search situational awareness is critical to provide a reliable flow of information. Current MapSAR techniques were researched and expanded on by incorporating the Collector App and ArcGIS Online for real-time tracking and monitoring of search party locations and movements. In addition, UAS’s with thermal (FLIR) and true color imaging are being used to provide a birds eye view and aid detection of missing persons in an emergency situation.