Military Robotics

UAV's Assess New Orleans Katrina Damage

Posted 11 Sep 2005 at 13:43 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

The Navy has lent 10 Evolution and 5 Silver Fox UAVs to help asses Katrina storm damage in New Orleans. The planes have been taking turns this week flying from the New Orleans Naval Air Station and relaying photos of the devastation below but are mostly being used to assess damage to oil and gas distribution, dikes, berms and other local infrastructure. The battery-powered Evolution planes can stay aloft for two hours and are circling at a low altitude of around 500 to 1,000 feet. At this low altitude it can capture finely detailed images with their miniature cameras and infrared cameras.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

31 Oct 2014 mwaibel (Master)
14 Oct 2014 shimniok (Journeyer)
5 Aug 2014 svo (Master)
20 Jul 2014 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
3 Jul 2014 jmhenry (Journeyer)
3 Jul 2014 steve (Master)
2 Jul 2014 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
10 Jun 2014 robotvibes (Master)
10 May 2014 evilrobots (Observer)
2 Mar 2014 wedesoft (Master)
X
Share this page