Disaster Preparedness and Response

This research will provide insight into the safe integration of UAS into the disaster preparedness and response areas. This research will look at how UAS can aid in disaster preparedness and response to different natural and human-made disasters. It will focus 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. The 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 are the two primary goals of this project. This will offer 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


Participating Schools

North Carolina State University
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