Inside Unmanned Systems

AUG-SEP 2016

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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31 unmanned systems inside August/September 2016 ugust/Septe August/September 2016 August/September 2016 be August/September 2016 0 August/September 2016 6 August/September 2016 ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. THE HIRO DRONE Dr. Italo Subbarao, associate dean of preclinical sciences at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Guy Paul Cooper Jr., a Carey medical student, are working to develop the HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations) drone, a fully equipped medical multirotor that can deliver emergency care to people in need , according to a press release. HiRO is designed to integrate into the local 911 system, enabling an on-call physician to respond to various emergency medical situations. When a call is placed to 911, a UAS is dispatched to deliver the kit. Through the drone, the physician can actually see the patient and even provide instructions on how to use the equipment found in the kit. The prototype, a modified DJI S1000+, can carry up to 20 lbs. 0.1° Roll & Pitch 0.2° Heading 2 cm RTK » Immune to magnetic disturbances » L1/L2 GNSS receiver Ellipse-D Dual GNSS/INS Inertial Navigation System » Accurate heading even under low dynamics » Post-processing "The early adopters are there. I know colleagues who are testing these solutions on their own," Tucker said. "Early adopters are out there trying to work with these solutions but there are barriers. Some people are just reluc- tant. They're reluctant to spend money on new technology because they're wondering what the cost is going to be and they're worried about making a business case for it because of the regulations. The FAA has been the biggest barrier, but that is starting to change." The prototype MasterFlight Inc. is working on for RAM. The non-profit hopes to use it to deliver medical supplies to those in need.

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