• Aerial visible and thermal videos in less than one-second latency regardless of physical distance
  • IDs and locations of drone and all ground staff in real time
  • Wearable camera videos carried by ground staff in less than 0.3-second latency regardless of physical distance
  • Commands in visuals with annotations and drawings on map in real time

    HOW DOES RAGAS HELP?

    Real-time aerial awareness

    Imagine there is a fire, a drone is launched to give real-time situational awareness to ground staff. In absence of RAGAS, only the commanding officers at the ground control station can see what the drone is seeing. The GCS officers then have to use typically mobile phones to verbally describe the fire development to ground personnel. This is cumbersome and ineffective. RAGAS streams the aerial visual and thermal view of the fire development to every firefighters in real time; making the assignment and coordination of tasks safer and more effective.

    Real-time on-the-ground awareness

    When a firefighter enters a building, visuals of the extent of damage or people in need of assistance are broadcast from his mobile phone, or augmented reality glasses to commanders at the ground control station so that they can make informed decisions in near real time. The speed of information can be the difference between life or death.

    ID and location tracking

    Other drone systems show aerial video of the ground staff fighting the blaze but cannot tell who is who. RAGAS can show the ID of each ground staff and track their positions on a map in real time even if they are out of view of the drone’s camera. Such real-time tracking is shown on all smart devices and allows everyone in the system to see where everyone else is, enabling the officers in charge to coordinate tasks and deploy resources much more effectively.

    Commands in visuals

    During the course of a blaze, new information often comes up: sudden identification of hazardous materials, an urgent need to evacuate people from a certain area, etc. How can such time critical information be communicated to all crew members instantly and accurately? Our system allows the commanders to put such information into visuals; label the existence of hazardous materials, draw the boundary of an evacuation area, and write action commands; for display on the map across all smart devices in real time. Having time critical commands in visuals on their mobile devices allows the team to complete their tasks faster and safer.