UAVs For Search and Rescue – Because Every Second Counts

In search and rescue operations every second counts. Crews can develop a distinct advantage by gaining a rapid aerial overview. Microdrones systems allow search and rescue teams to achieve this.

md4-1000 low fron view Microdrones

Elevate Search and Rescue with Drones

Microdrones is proud to offer the most flexible, resilient, high-performing UAV option on the market. These qualities make all the difference in search and rescue operations. Below are just a few of the benefits our drones offer for search and rescue users:

  • Quickly ready for use. For airplanes and helicopters, it takes a certain amount of time until they are ready for use. A Microdrones UAS can be used directly and without delay.
  • Weatherproof. Thanks to their carbon fibre housings, our drones can work reliably even in difficult weather conditions such as rain, snow, wind, dust, heat and cold.
  • Insensitive to extreme heat or cold. You want to use the drone near a fire? No problem. Microdrones UAVs do a good job even at extreme temperatures.
  • Extra-long flight times. If your drone is on the ground because the battery needs to be charged, a lot can happen. Choose the UAV system with the longest flight time on the market and stay in the air longer.
  • Improve rescuer safety with remote assessment. With data transfer to the mdBaseStation taking place in real time, it is no longer necessary for firefighters or other support personnel to enter the danger zone to assess the situation. The Microdrones UAV can now fulfill this role.
  • Payload flexibility for wide functionality. Microdrones’ modular payload system allows various devices to be attached to our UAVs. A search and rescue crew might attach a conventional video camera one day, a gas measurement device the next, and a thermal image camera to identify people in the dark the next.
  • Microdrones quadcopter monitoring a fire during a fire drill
  • Aerial view of a rescue training event using a Microdrones UAV for providing a rescuers a better overview on the accident scene
  • Fire fighter preparing a red Microdrones md4-1000 aircraft for the next emergency operation
  • Microdrones md4-1000 rescue drone deploying a Restube lifesaver devices to a drowning swimmer
Red Microdrones md4-1000 rescue drone, equipped with two Restube lifesaver devices

Microdrones Search and Rescue Applications

Below are some of the applications search and rescue teams can achieve with Microdrones UAS:

  • Terrorism search and rescue
  • Emergency communication network aid
  • Monitoring of catastrophes: nuclear accidents, structural fires, ship collisions, plane and train crashes, motor vehicle accidents
  • Monitoring of natural disasters: landslides, tsunamis, wild fires, volcanic eruptions, flooding, storms, hurricanes, avalanches, tornadoes
  • Searches for missing persons
  • Post-disaster-relief operations