FEMA Think Tank

Repurpose UAVs as disaster survey equipment

using commercial and retired UAV aircraft to survey buildings that might contain survivors in a disaster scenario. Quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicles can be used to enter potentially unstable buildings to look for potential trapped people and hazards without risking injury to personnel. These aircraft are easy to use and control, as well as being readily available. These devices can be outfitted with specialized sensors such as low light or passive infrared to provide information on the condition and contents of buildings affected by natural disasters.



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Idea No. 1589