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Real Time Drone Video to Support First Responders

Geister, Robert and Schwoch, Gunnar and Lieb, Joonas (2021) Real Time Drone Video to Support First Responders. UAV Flight Testing Convention, 20. - 21.09.2021, Online.

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Abstract

In times of crisis, real-time information regarding the disaster area is crucial for situation awareness and decision-making during first response missions. The use of drones equipped with sensors (i.e. optical and/or infrared cameras) can significantly increase the situation awareness of operators in a dedicated command and control (C2) centre or of first responder units on ground. To optimise the use of the drone and the video footage, three different aspects have to be considered. These are: 1) drone control, 2) camera control and 3) video data distribution. In this paper, a system architecture is presented that allows real-time video transmission from a drone as well as the control of the camera and the drone via mobile internet. The results from flight trials are presented where the drone data (video and control data) are connected to a first responder platform acting as C2 system for crisis managers. This work was carried out within the EU project IN-PREP, where multiple table-top exercises and full-scale experiments were conducted to demonstrate the benefits of a multi-actor training platform for crisis managers and practitioners.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/144120/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Real Time Drone Video to Support First Responders
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Geister, Robertrobert.geister (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0433-1635
Schwoch, GunnarGunnar.Schwoch (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7507-7131
Lieb, JoonasTeemu.Lieb (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:21 September 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Crisis Management, First Response Mission, First Responder, Drones, Drone Mission Management, Aerial Surveillance, Real-time Aerial Imaging
Event Title:UAV Flight Testing Convention
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:20. - 21.09.2021
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Integrated Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance
Institute of Flight Guidance > Geschäftsstelle und AT-One
Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Geister, Robert Manuel
Deposited On:04 Oct 2021 09:29
Last Modified:24 Feb 2022 09:49

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