Disaster Preparedness and Response – Phase I (A28_A11L.UAS.68)

This research provided insight into the safe integration of UAS into the disaster preparedness and response areas. This research looked at how UAS can aid in disaster preparedness and response to different natural and human-made disasters. It focused on procedures to coordinate with the Department of Interior (DOI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal, local and state governments to ensure proper coordination during those emergencies. These research results will develop requirements, technical standards, policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations needed to enable emergency response operations for UAS. Effective and efficient use of UAS in a disaster were the two primary goals of this project. This offers an effective tool to assist first responders to save lives faster and accelerate personnel and infrastructure recovery.




Jerry Hendrix
UAS Research Programs
University of Alabama Huntsville
Email: jhh0014@uah.edu
Phone: 256.824.5408


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