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Embention optimises TS150 tether drone to assist agents in coronavirus fight

According to commercialdroneprofessional.com, Spanish-based Embention, who manufacture UAV components, is enhancing its TS150 Tethered Drone to control the spread of Covid-19 and help security officers avoid exposure.

The TS150 is a ‘Tether Drone’ that can be in continuous flight for days, with no need to land to replace batteries or refuel. It uses a control station with unlimited power supply through the cable, being able to reach flight heights of up to 150m. This unmanned craft is primarily used for surveillance.

Embention says it is vital to monitor people’s movements and quickly identify possible positive cases to control the spread. The ‘Tether Drone’ will increase the surveillance range of their patrols, therefore, enhancing the precision in virus control.

These enhancements include

  • Training of the Artificial Intelligence software for license plate recognition and identification.
  • Development of an alarm system and automatic authorizations to identify possible violators and reduce the workload of the security forces.
  • Research in the use of radiometric thermal cameras to measure the temperature of people and detect possible positive cases as soon as possible. With these cameras the company hope to to identify fever cases at 100m distance.

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