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Pavel Tatarintsev, head of NNTC R&D

Drones will soon become part of daily life, says expert

DUBAI, April 18, 2019

Drone technology is finding acceptance in various fields and will soon become a part of our daily lives, says an expert. 
Drones not only help performers in shows or take photos, but also help with rescuing people and preventing crimes, explains Pavel Tatarintsev, head of NNTC R&D. NNTC is a UAE- based IT solution provider, software developer, and training services company. 
Drones are increasingly demanded because of their versatility and effectiveness. They can precisely locate accidents, operate in hazardous environments, and easily fly to hard-to-reach locations, said Tatarintsev.
According to Transnational Institute and Statewatch, drones will account for 10 per cent of the EU aviation market (amounting to $19 billion) within a decade. 
Drones are often used for a plethora of reasons like monitoring, detecting fires (hidden hot spots) with a thermal camera, forecast building, and facility structure issues and control road situation and traffic as well as human conditions. 
In addition, vendors offer universal software that controls both individual UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle) and UAV swarms and support the majority of non-military unmanned aerial systems and flight controllers (DJI, MikroKopter, Microdrones, and MavLink-compatible ones), thus making drones and software more affordable for users.
In 2017, Dubai Police became the first governmental body in the Mena region to use advanced drone solutions in its day-to-day operations. This significantly improved situation awareness and reduced emergency response time. The drones are connected to the police operation rooms and through the use of 4G technology they are capable of broadcasting live footage of traffic jams or accidents. This year, Dubai Police unveiled a hydrogen-powered drone which will be used to survey mountainous and marine areas. The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters used drones over 3,500 times. They were mostly used to fight wildfires and rescue people from collapsed buildings with the help of onboard thermal cameras. 
US Police uses drones to remotely monitor suspects’ movements, collect evidence, identify perpetrators, and thus enforce the law. In Morton, Illinois, investigators use UAVs to reconstruct 3D models of traffic accidents to accurately identify their root causes. Drones are indispensable when it comes to issues involving police officers and bystanders.
In Ensenada, Mexico, the local police department dramatically reduced the number of crimes by purchasing just one drone to patrol districts that are the sources of the most frequent emergency calls. This resulted in 500+ suspects arrested during one year, 30 per cent home burglary reduction and 10 per cent overall crime situation improvement.
Drones may also be used to define human conditions. Thus, scientists at the University of South Australia designed a UAV capable of measuring heartbeat and breathing rate from three to 60 m away from a human. With the results being as precise as those obtained by conventional methods. The scientists claim that drones will see, hear, and feel at much longer distances with technology advancement.–TradeArabia News Service


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