Civilian octocopter disaster mission on Cyprus

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    Investigating the situation after the explosion

    In July 2011, ammunition containers exploded in a Cypriot marine base, severely damaging a power station nearby. 13 people were killed. As part of a European relief campaign, members of the DLR Institute of Communication and Navigation flew to the site of the disaster.

In July 2011, ammunition containers exploded in a Cypriot marine base, severely damaging a power station nearby. 13 people were killed. As part of a European relief campaign, members of the DLR Institute of Communication and Navigation flew to the site of the disaster. The scientists used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to investigate the situation. As the turbine halls were threatening to collapse, it was impossible for humans to explore the site. The vehicles used included an octocopter, a quadrocopter, and a ground-based rover. Their high-resolution photographs and video records provided important information on which the subsequent rescue and reconstruction work was based.

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17/08/2012 09:52:23