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The new Rega helicopter is a drone

want to conditions, In difficult terrain or in poor visibility, the Swiss air-rescue in the future to search for people using a drone. The two metre long Mini-h

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The new Rega helicopter is a drone

want to conditions, In difficult terrain or in poor visibility, the Swiss air-rescue in the future to search for people using a drone. The two metre long Mini-helicopter was presented on Friday for the first time. It is equipped with a thermal imaging camera and cell phone location tracking.

The newly developed Rega drone to autonomously fly large-scale search areas and injured, ill or missing persons. Around one and a half years, the Rega on this drone has worked on the project, as it was said on Friday at the annual media conference, Rega.

another use of the medium for finding people in Need, starting in 2020, stressed the Rega. Until it is so far, but still extensive test flights. In the development of the UAV system, the Rega uses her decades of experience with search operations from the air. Around 160 Times per year, such operations take place.

No visual leaves contact with the pilots needed

With three rotor blades and a rotor diameter of a little more than two meters, looks like the new Rega drone like a Mini-helicopter. Outwardly she didn't drone much in common with commercially available Multicopter. She flies without a radio or line-of-sight to the ground staff. In addition, it is equipped with an emergency parachute.

When used, the drone flies at a height of 80 to 100 meters thanks to satellite navigation precision and Autonomous large-scale search areas on a predefined Route, such as the Rega said. Obstacles is a COP-out independently. In addition, it is equipped with a thermal imaging camera and a cellular location.

(oli/sda)

Created: 12.04.2019, 12:45 PM

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