Search and Rescue course

Training on the use of a drone for rescue techniques and crisis management using, among others thermal imaging camera, 30x optical zoom cameras, drone with loudspeaker. The training consists of theoretical and practical parts during meetings of participants of activities in the area.

300 EUR
Product description

Training on the use of a drone for rescue techniques and crisis management using, among others thermal imaging camera, 30x optical zoom cameras, drone with loudspeaker. The training consists of theoretical and practical parts during meetings of participants of activities in the area.

The training consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. During the theoretical part the following issues are discussed:

Principles of thermal imaging camera operation
Emissivity
Camera parameters Using the DJI Zenmuse XT camera
Available solutions for thermovision tasks
Operational tactics and preparation for the mission
Analysis of sample images from a thermal imaging camera
Techniques of searching people
Software supporting the management of exploration actions
Pix4D RAPID software for quickly creating a photomap of the area covered by the search teams
Terrain analysis based on 3d models from laser scanning
Practical training is carried out in 4 positions:

Stand 1 - Creating a quick map

In this position, students learn how to work on the current overview map of the area. The map is made of 3 elements: collecting data by a drone, processing data in the appropriate software and creating a map raster layer, applying a vector layer with the necessary data such as, e.g. division of the search zone into sectors or designation of the command place and search routes. Each student will program an automatic flight route and independently process the acquired data. The end result is a field map printout for each participant in the search

Stand 2 - Searching using a thermal imaging camera

A thermal imaging camera is a tool that can significantly facilitate the search for live people. The condition is to have knowledge that allows you to enter the appropriate parameters conditioning its proper operation. The resolutions of thermal imaging cameras are much lower than those of daylight cameras, therefore image interpretation also requires some knowledge and experience. Thermovision also allows you to conduct actions even after sunset. The students' task at this station is to find a heated dummy that was previously hidden in the area covered by the exercises. Exercises in the field will allow you to acquire skills that allow you to find a man using a thermal imaging camera.

Stand 3 - Searching for people using a daylight camera with a 30x optical zommer

30x optical zoom allows you to thoroughly sweep the ground without having to reduce the flight height. Excellent flight stabilization and a 3-axis camera stabilizing head allow you to read small details from the image transmitted to the command center. Such a large zoom requires precision of operation so that the frame change is smooth and the operator was able to freely aim the vault sight at the indicated object. The task of the trainees at this station is to find a dummy that pretends to be a dead human body (partially dressed).

Stand 4 - Use of drone with cameras, dual ace and speaker

In this position, students will learn techniques of searching for people and management of a search mission. The students' task is to sweep the area using the fast three method (this method is discussed in theoretical lectures beforehand). Participants will learn about the possibilities of dedicated applications for managing exploration missions. They learn how to issue voice commands using a drone equipped with a speaker.

The courses are carried out for groups of 5 to 20 people. The training can be extended to other elements such as:

use of rescue dogs,
use of mobile rescue equipment: quads, off-road vehicles,
learning first aid including practical exercises on professional phantoms with computers
Before starting the Search and Rescue training, it's worth completing the VLOS training. This will allow you to fly drones yourself. Persons without VLOS training can participate in the training without the possibility of piloting the drone.

The training is intended in particular for: Rescue Services: Police, Fire Brigade, Mountain Rescue Service, TOPR, Rescue Organizations, Informal Rescue Groups, Local Intervention Groups,

We invite you to cooperation. Do you need more information? write to us at: kontakt@dron.edu.pl

 

Application

Drones with night vision cameras are used, among others, in Search and Rescue operations - search and rescue missions of missing persons and persons injured in natural disasters or mass events. Thermovision is also used to monitor protected areas and early detection of threats. Missing children cover a distance of about 3 km within a day. They often use the available roads or paths. They usually hide in a "safe place" waiting for rescue. A thermal imaging camera allows you to find people whose operating temperature is different from the surroundings. This means that the effectiveness of the camera is greater the greater the difference in temperature between the environment and the human being sought. For dead people, thermal imaging cameras are not an effective tool, therefore daylight cameras, preferably with high optical zoom, are also used during search missions. Search and rescue missions are conducted using modern applications that enable tracking of rescue teams and issuing commands from the command center. Often, several dozen or even several hundred people take part in the search. The management of such a mission facilitates the use of a dedicated application and an aerial view, which is carried out thanks to drones.