Use of a Small Unmanned Aerial System for the SR-530 Mudslide Incident near Oso, Washington

  title={Use of a Small Unmanned Aerial System for the SR-530 Mudslide Incident near Oso, Washington},
  author={Robin R. Murphy and Brittany A. Duncan and Tyler Collins and Justin Kendrick and Patrick Lohman and Tamara Palmer and Frank Sanborn},
  journal={J. Field Robotics},
The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue deployed three commercially available small unmanned aerial systems (SUASs)—an AirRobot AR100B quadrotor, an Insitu Scan Eagle, and a PrecisionHawk Lancaster—to the 2014 SR-530 Washington State mudslides. The purpose of the flights was to allow geologists and hydrologists to assess the eminent risk of loss of life to responders from further slides and flooding, as well as to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the event. The AirRobot AR100B… CONTINUE READING


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