Tim Lucas, Remote Sense - Unmanned S.A.R & Emergency Response

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Tim Lucas, Remote Sense delivered the presentation at the 2014 UAV Triple Zero Summit. The 2014 UAV Triple Zero Summit had a theme and focus on ‘Mobilising and Regulating UAVs in Australian Emergency Response’. It drew on government policy, current legislation and privacy protocol in establishing an informed analysis of the current and future scope surrounding the utilization of unmanned systems in this sector. For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/uavtriplezero14

Transcript of Tim Lucas, Remote Sense - Unmanned S.A.R & Emergency Response

  • Agenda UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems & Technology Payloads and capabilities, Data handling and group collaboration Current areas where UAVs are being deployed Areas where UAVs could be deployed Preventative and Preemptive measures involving UAVs Future possibilities for UAVs www.remotesense.com.au
  • UAV systems FIXED WING VTOL www.remotesense.com.au
  • Payloads EO/IR Combined Thermal / optical Photogrammetry High Resolution, Geo-Referenced Images, used for surveying. HD Video Zoom enabled HD video www.remotesense.com.au
  • Photogrammetry Accurate Surveying 3D Geometry www.remotesense.com.au
  • Data accuracy Dependent on multiple variables: The ground resolution of the imagery GSD Degree of image overlap Number, distribution and co-ordinate accuracy of GCPs Terrain texture and profile Indicative ranges: ~2m accuracy achievable without GCPs for low altitude imagery < 5cm accuracy achievable with optimal sensor, altitude and GCP configuration Increased accuracy is ultimately more time consuming. Accuracy can be increased by using RTK GPS, optical flow and other on- board sensors
  • Intuitive Mission Planning www.remotesense.com.au
  • Object Recognition GSD 1cm / Pixel
  • Where UAVs Excel Dull Dirty Dangerous In addition to the above categories, UAVs possess other unique advantages, such as fast mobilisation and deployment at low running cost, when compared with alternatives www.remotesense.com.au
  • Key differences Feature Small Civil UAVs Drone Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk etc. Wingspan 3.3m Reaper 19m; Global Hawk 40 m Cost $10s to $100s of thousands Reaper US$17 M Global Hawk US$130 M Communications Telemetry modems High bandwidth satellite downlink/uplink very expensive Crew Minimum 1-2 Minimum 3 flight crew plus ground crew etc.
  • Fast Deployment Critical First Response www.remotesense.com.au
  • 3 Stages of an Emergency Management Response Recovery www.remotesense.com.au
  • Eyes on at all times www.remotesense.com.au
  • Inspection of Volatile Infrastructure Roof Top Inspection Faade / perimeter inspection www.remotesense.com.au
  • Forensic Analysis www.remotesense.com.au
  • Deployable Payloads Medical / Ration supplies Small Rover www.remotesense.com.au
  • UAVs & manned Aviation While UAVs do not entirely replace manned aircraft, they do provide a very large niche of their own They are generally cheaper to operate and faster to mobilise & deploy Require less prior planning and maintenance Can be operated by pilots with less training than a CPL pilot Are ideal in areas where the work being carried out fits into the categories of Dull, Dirty & Dangerous, plus provide increased access and manoeuvrability www.remotesense.com.au
  • What Questions Do You Have? www.remotesense.com.au