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EXUS as Partner

Coordinated Use of miniaturized Robotic equipment and advanced Sensors for search and rescue OpeRations

After an earthquake, landslide or flood, search and rescue teams scramble to help trapped survivors. Finding victims can be a tough job, even with the use of sniffer dogs, highly sensitive audio listening devices, and thermal imaging cameras.

The EU-funded CURSOR project is developing mini robotic equipment and advanced sensors to assist in these operations. Specifically, their system comprises unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), 3D modelling, and transportation of disposable miniaturised robots that are equipped with advanced sensors for the detection of volatile chemical signatures emanating from human beings. Information and data collected are transferred in real time to a handheld device operated by first responders at the disaster site.

 

09/2019 - 08/2022

Project duration

7.461.361,48€

Overall Budget

SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020

Topic

Impact

The CURSOR SaR Kit and its single components and platforms will have a significant impact on the efficiency of First Responder’s (FR) operations, in particular during the first highly important Golden Hours. Therefore, CURSOR will boost the effectiveness of the International USaR Teams and so the Security Union (SU).

The CURSOR SaR Kit and its single components will have a significant impact on the Search and Rescue operations and FR teams, in particular during the first highly important hours (the Golden 72hr). The easy, mobile and fast deployable CURSOR SaR Kit will provide enhanced mobile sensing capabilities and integration and visualisation of data coming from improved sensors and dispersion models which contributes to a quicker establishment of a sufficient common situational awareness picture, required for educated decision making and any further steps taken in the SaR mission. The earlier availability and higher accuracy of the disaster area 3D mapping and the estimated location voids allow faster, safer and more accurate deployment of SaR teams on-site, together with higher level of command and control capabilities in the work area/ headquarters

BUNDESMINISTERIUM DES INNERN (Germany)

ENTENTE POUR LA FORÊT MÉDITERRANÉENNE (France)

MERSEYSIDE FIRE & RESCUE AUTHORITY (United Kingdom)

SERVICE DEPARTEMENTAL INCENDIE ET SECOURS DE LA SAVOIE (France)

HELLENIC RESCUE TEAM OF ATTICA (Greece)

Partners

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS (Greece)

EXUS SOFTWARE MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS (Greece)

C4CONTROLS LTD (United Kingdom)

ISCC GMBH (Austria)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOHOKU UNIVERSITY (Japan)

SINTEF AS (Norway)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES (France)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (United Kingdom)

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V. (Germany)

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED (Ireland)

ARTTIC (France)

 

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