Pablo González Fernández, Jorge Munir El Malek Vázquez

After earthquakes, terrorist attacks and other disasters, thousands of people can be trapped inside collapsed houses, factories or public buildings. Using radar technology that penetrates various materials, ALIVETOR is able find buried victims near the surface of rubble. Its radar sensor is mounted onto a UAV, allowing the solution to cover vast areas in a reasonable time.
The solution works by capturing and positioning a victim’s movements or, if the victim is unconscious or resting, by detecting the minimal displacements caused by respiration.
The advantages of ALIVETOR:
› Detection of live victims, which is the primary concern during post-disaster scenarios
› UAV covers vast areas more quickly than common existing methods
› Sensors use GNSS signals to achieve robust, accurate coverage of multiple locations In post-disaster scenarios, victims don’t have access to food or drink and can be severely injured. This makes ALIVETOR’s fast response time vitally important. In such scenarios, the UAV follows a three-step procedure: Fly, land, and detect. By providing first responders with quick, reliable and detailed descriptions of damaged areas, ALIVETOR helps them save lives.