The article, 5 drone technologies for firefighting, discusses new technologies that have been developed using unmanned aerial systems to assist in firefighting. The Commercialization of UASs around the world has allowed tech companies to design UASs making the technology more accessible to fire, EMS and emergency departments.
1. ELIMCO’s E300 with FÉNIX- large payload capacity and low-noise electrical propulsion being used by INFOCA, the Andalusian authority for the management of wildfires in Spain, to track wildfires at night.
2. L3 Communication’s Viking 400-S-operates for up to 12 hours and can be equipped with up to 100 pounds of payload technologies, including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detectors for hazmat emergencies.
3. Information Processing Systems’ MCV-custom mobile ground control station for UAVs and other public-safety robotics.
4. Sensefly’s eBee- equipped with a rear-mounted propeller and feature a 16-megapixel camera to shoot aerial imagery at down to 3cm/pixel resolution.
5. Kaman’s UAT- unit has 6,000 pounds of payload capacity and can move gear and personnel in and out of an area without endangering additional personnel.
Companies have designed Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with capabilities that assist fire fighters.
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