LarusPro

  LarusPro during takeoff

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Anke Braun

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The area in which ships in distress or shipwrecked persons are suspected is often large and difficult to survey and reach due to harsh weather conditions. The use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) enables an efficient search and location of the victims. The situational support for such maritime emergency missions by UAS was investigated in the predecessor project "LARUS". In the follow-up project Larus-PRO, the range of applications will additionally be extended to land-based missions in rescue services as well as in disaster and civil protection. The use will thus be carried out by various end users and the developed flight systems will be integrated into the specific operational and tactical processes.

Goals and procedure

The operational limits of the existing aircraft are to be extended and it is to be fully integrated into the airspace shared with other air traffic participants. Since the system's operation takes place far beyond the drone pilot's visual line of sight, one research aspect is the development of an automatic collision avoidance system that processes information on air traffic volumes from various external sources. The Larus-Pro flight systems must also be able to operate in heavy weather conditions in order to ensure high availability of the overall system.

Innovations and perspectives

LARUS-PRO provides land and sea rescue services as well as civil protection with an innovative and versatile means of operation that is to be available all year round, regardless of the scenario, time of day, weather and location.

Projectpartner

Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger (DGzRS), Bremen (Koordinator)

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen – Institut für Flugsystemdynamik, Aachen

Technische Universität Dortmund – Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik – Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationsnetze, Dortmund

HANSEATIC AVIATION SOLUTIONS GmbH, Bremen

Bayerisches Rotes Kreuz – Landesgeschäftsstelle, München

Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk (THW), Bonn

Associated Partners

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, Hamburg

Bundespolizei See, Neustadt in Holstein

Droniq GmbH, Frankfurt am Main

OptoPrecision GmbH, Bremen

Rotheta Elektronik GmbH, Murnau

Project Duration

January 2021 – June 2023