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As a firefighter, the need to investigate accidents and prepare for rescues requires collecting visual and location data about a structurally compromised facility and people in the facility without entering it. In this situation, having real-time data (more than just a live video feed) is imperative to gain situational awareness and to plan for the deployment of critical resources to achieve the mission objectives. Incident Commanders operating in this scenario need to prioritize critical resources and make decisions for a timely response. In addition to precisely locating people in the facility, a real-time 3D map could help identify obstacles and other hazardous conditions around the people that would be important for the planning of ingress and egress routes. These conditions could include smoke, a partially collapsed structure, limited or no lighting, and a GPS-denied infrastructure.
The outcomes of an ideal UAS solution will be an affordable solution that provides accurate positioning and high-quality 3D digital mapping real-time, supports public safety budgets, and complies with national security requirements.