Centum carried out flight tests of its new product LifeSeeker using Penguin B UAV platform. LifeSeeker is an innovative aerial on-board system that can detect mobile telephones belonging to missing people and report their position to search units.The system was tested in Villanueva de Gállego Airfield (Zaragoza, Spain), flying at low altitude and line-of-sight, and validated the correct communication and control of the onboard platform. In addition, radio frequency signals deployed on ground as radio-beacons were detected and geo-located.
LifeSeeker has resulted in the development of a new emergency telecommunications system capable of searching and locating, quickly and autonomously, missing people in high mountain or devastated areas, as well as in regions for which access is difficult.
This system takes advantage of the enormous social impact that mobile communication technologies have had in recent years in order to turn a mobile telephone into an emergency beacon capable of leading rescue teams to the exact position of the same.
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