Mouser and Imahara Showcase Real-World Case for Project First Responders

Mouser Electronics Inc., along with Easy Aerial Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, today launched the final episode of the unique project from the latest series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. Project First Responders showcases the proof of concept for an autonomous, cloud-based drone platform used for search and rescue or surveillance operations during public safety emergencies such as wildfires, hurricanes, and earthquakes. The drone project was developed in the Mouser Innovation Lab with help from sponsors TE Connectivity and from Intel® and led by engineers Grant Imahara and Ivan Stamatovski.

In the final episode, Mouser presents a real-world example of drones’ potentially life-saving capabilities in a wildfire scenario. In the example, a deployed drone network provides key data to first responders, such as wind speed and direction, fuel types around existing fires, and the locations of trapped civilians. The episode also showcases how a search-and-rescue drone program might work, from drone selection to launch to returning highly specific data.

In previous videos, Mouser and Easy Aerial focused on building the proof of concept by using GlobalARC to create a custom peer-to-peer communications platform, allowing one or multiple people to control one or multiple drones. The team also addressed logistical hurdles such as having drones available when needed, ensuring and maintaining communications between cell towers and drones during a natural disaster, and providing essential security levels for different users or government agencies.

To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation  

To watch the video, visit https://youtu.be/VM6MsaBVdmo

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