In this section the System concept is presented with deep insight to Search and Rescue (SAR) application domain, currently representing the main envisaged market segment; however, it is noteworthy that minor arrangements in the concept described herein below shall allow to reach also other markets.
The original necessity for SARA product comes from issues related to Search and Rescue (SAR) operations encountered by personnel of Coast Guard during their save and rescue missions, which are concentrated in detecting people lost in the sea during their attempt to reach Italian coasts, especially during night.
Coast Guard is allowed to be helped by helicopters equipped with thermal cameras only during daylight time, because flight is forbidden for flying personnel during night hours.
SARA innovative approach solves this main problem, because the ship is equipped with a thermal camera boarded on a semi-automatic and tethered RPAS, able to operate in standalone mode up to 100 meters above the ship, with minor ground control workload. This operational approach is possible thanks to EGNSS technology providing accurate feedback about the RPAS and the hangar baseline, making the solution more reliable.
Survivor swimming (Critical dimension: 0,5m), Optics: 13mm, Maximum Detection Range:
Small Vessel at the horizon (Critical dimension: 28,7m), Optics: 13mm, Max Range:
Survivor swimming (0,5m): Optics: 13mm,
Small Vessel at the horizon (Critical dimension: 28,7m), Optics: 13mm, Max Range :
DJI ZENMUSE Z30 Optical payload with (Day operations)
ENDURANCE (TETHERED) up to
MAX WIND RESISTENCE
MAX WIND DESCEND (TETHERED)
This project has received funding from the European GNSS Agency (grant agreement No 776099), under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme GALILEO-3-2017.