[LINK] technology at work in New Orleans
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sat Sep 10 09:32:52 EST 2005
I thought the techno-flyers on Link might find this interesting....
>More stories emerge of hurricane deaths
> Tiny, unmanned surveillance planes are being pressed into action for
> reconnaissance over New Orleans in what defense contractors call the
> biggest civilian deployment ever for the technology. The original mission
> for the craft was to help in searching for stranded hurricane survivors.
> The battery-powered planes, which can stay aloft for two hours, are
> circling at altitudes of 500 to 1,000 feet to capture finely detailed
> images. They also have infrared capabilities for night missions and could
> be used for atmospheric sampling.
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