AirShield (Airborne Remote Sensing for Hazard Inspection by Network-Enabled Lightweight Drones) is a BMBF funded research project in the field of “Civilian Safety Research” which relates to the protection of vital and sensitive infrastructures and general population from man made threats and natural disasters. This project is part of the program called "Research for the civilian safety" in the field of "Integrated protection system for rescue and security forces". In this context, the AirShield project proposes the use of (partly) autonomous mobile drones for reconnaissance purpose and aiding in the forecasting and prevention of emergency situations. The mobile drones equipped with lightweight sensors will collect relevant data/information from the incident scene, which will be processed into tangible and actionable information. This information, represented as the visual and/or spatial landscape of the incident scene, will then be relayed to the relevant authority, which is expected to enhance their mission management capabilities and decision process.
Project duration: 01.07.2008 bis 31.12.2011