The Canadian Ministry of Defense (DND) has selected the life seeker from the Spanish company Centum for the search and rescue operations of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). It is a central part of the Canadian CASSAR project (Cellular Airborne Sensor Search and Rescue).
Lifeseeker locates cell phones quickly and accurately, making SAR missions more efficient, saving lives and optimizing operating costs. The ability to locate cell phones in areas with no coverage is especially important in Canada’s vast wilderness. It is used on Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft prepared for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, including the CC130H Hercules and CH149 Cormorant, and Airbus Defense and Space’s new C295W Kingfisher fixed-wing platform, manufactured in Spain CC-295 im Canadian service.
Lifeseeker can also be used to contact the missing person and assess immediate medical needs, the best place to rescue, etc. In addition, the technology does not depend on the missing person to take action. It is designed so that it can be easily integrated into any aircraft. The small size and the low weight of the onboard sensor, in combination with the proprietary search algorithm from CENTUM, offer high-precision geolocation. The user interface is very easy to use and can be operated with a laptop or tablet. It is already used in several countries to assist SAR teams in solving their missions in the most complex scenarios, including finding missing people hidden by trees or even under snow. For example, Lifeseeker was recently instrumental in finding a man who was buried in the Alps within minutes of an avalanche. “
Photo: Centum’s Lifeseeker (Centum)
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