How might we deliver an AED safely and precisely from a small fixed wing drone?
Operational profile - Aerodynamic configuration - Off-the-shelf solutions suitability - Aerodynamic design - Prototyping
What would be the optimum airframe for the SSRS drone use profile? Is it commercially available? If not, what would it look like?
Web based drone control
How might we design a robust service that can stay connected to a fleet of launch-ready drones and provide instant access for operators anywhere?
Publishing a Cloud-connected Aerial Vehicle’s position through a ground based ADS-B transmitter
Help us explore how we might add another layer of safety without having to carry heavy, expensive and power consuming hardware on a small UAV.
Publishing a Cloud-connected Vehicle’s position through the AIS Ground Station Network
Help us build the service layer that pulls position data from a Cloud Service, converts it to the AIS message format and pushes the messages to the Ground Station Network Servers!
No moving parts, less drag, easy waterproofing.
A gyro stabilized gimbal camera on a UAV offers smooth, straight horizon video even in turbulent conditions. How might we stream stabilized video without a physical gimbal?
How might we use all available networks for maximum bandwidth or redundancy?
Cell carrier aggregation is used in several industries, e.g. to send broadcast quality video from TV cameras. How could this be adapted to the demands of small UAV:s?
More sets of eyes are better than fewer.
How might we better the lookout in maritime searches by sharing an online video feed over social networks?
How might we design a marine AIS Transponder with flight control redundancy?
Airborne AIS technology could add another layer of collision avoidance and streamline situational awareness for Search & Rescue parties.
How might we communicate locally by Air- and Marine VHF voice radio from a remote drone over an internet connection?
and help saving thousands of lives!
If you can call for help you are likely to be rescued. But water and most phones still don’t mix well. It’s time for the leading phone producer to take a lead on safety.
How might we make a rope that can pull itself through water?
If you pull a length of rope through water, you will notice that i makes resistance. A rope with minimum resistance, or one that even pulls itself, would be helpful in many rescue situations, at many scales.
How might we connect a lifting wire to a liftable life raft at sea without having persons on the water doing it?
Lifting life rafts — with people in them — to the safety onboard a nearby ship, would be a very fast way to rescue people after a mass evacuation at sea. But if the helping ship has to launch a rescue boat to connect the rafts, that means putting...
How might we help more people sound the alarm?
In developed nations, if you’re in an accident at sea and you can call for help yourself, you have close to 100% chance of being rescued. Yet many lives are lost every year because for some reason nobody could send the distress signal or make the call.