Saving Lives with Medical Supply Delivery
Medical Supply delivery will require effective detect and avoid (DAA) capabilities and revised beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The drone revolution will bring value and benefit in many ways, the most prominent benefit might potentially be measured in lives saved with rapid medical supply delivery.
Millions of people live in remote areas of the world where terrain and harsh weather make it impossible to access critical medical supplies quickly. Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) can bypass roads, infrastructure and other obstacles to take a more direct route to a specific location, thereby radically reducing delivery time. And since drones don’t require a pilot or delivery personnel, the potential cost saving is immense. Drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operate via battery power versus combustion engine, thereby reducing the carbon footprint and minimizing environmental impact.
As with consumer goods, medical supply delivery requires effective detect and avoid (DAA) capabilities and must also comply with the revised beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Fortem’s TrueView radar can provide solutions for DAA and BVLOS operations. TrueView is a military-proven, commercially available compact radar system for BVLOS and DAA procedures. The system includes AI-enabled smart vision software that gives a clear view of the airspace in nearly any operating environment. And with autonomous capabilities, TrueView-enabled drones and UAS can quickly and automatically maneuver in and around obstacles whether in the sky or on the ground.