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With the SDL-UAV, we are looking to create a product aimed towards accessibility and ease of use. While other companies like R4 and SpecOps Group have created a market for survivor detection drones, the price for their products makes them inaccessible to impoverished regions as well as volunteers working to find survivors in disaster situations. Therefore, our project will consider success based upon the methods taken to ensure cost efficiency and user friendliness. At the conclusion of this project, the SDL-UAV team plans to deliver a functioning drone and microwave system designed to be produced and sold at low cost while maintaining efficiency.
Engineer an autonomous drone outfitted with a microwave system capable of heartbeat detection through various mediums in disaster situations.
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Field of Interest
Robotics, controls, and radio-frequency engineering
The purpose of the SDL-UAV project is to engineer a drone equipped with a microwave transmission and detection system that can find victims trapped underneath debris in a crash or natural disaster. The sensors on the drone will be able to detect movement due to respiration through solid material then give the longitudinal and latitudinal location of the survivor. With the development of the SDL-UAV, rescuers will be able locate and rescue more lives in future disasters today.
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E-mail project lead: Andrew Tran, Andrent2@uci.edu