State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project Id: 2010UT141B
Title: Development of Flood Emergency Response Capability Using UAV's
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2010
End Date: 2/28/2011
Congressional District: UT1
Focus Categories: Floods, Conservation, Ecology
Keywords: mapping, unmanned aerial vehicles
Principal Investigators: Rahmeyer, William J.; Clemens, Shannon ; Jensen, Austin
Federal Funds: $ 6,748
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 28,415
Abstract: There is a very real and significant need for accurate and up-to-date mapping of the area impacted by a flood event. The need includes pre-mapping, continual up-to-date real-time assessment and mapping, coordination and direction of emergency response personnel and resources, and the mapping to provide required information for security and safety decisions within the effected flood area. The use of a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) air plane then has the potential for quicker and better mapping, while protecting the safety of emergency response personnel. This research proposed here is to determine how to use and deploy UAVs to aid in the emergency response to a serious flood event.

Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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