Mt. Edgecumbe High School InvenTeam
The Mt. Edgecumbe High School InvenTeam invented a search and rescue unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Sitka Search and Rescue in Sitka, Alaska. The UAV addresses the issue of lost and injured individuals on remote waterways and mountains that surround Sitka. The UAV includes a high-resolution camera, a forward-looking infrared camera and two-way audio communication system. The open, two-way communication system helps alleviate the fear that arises in these situations to reduce the danger of rescue workers. The communication system has a range of a one-mile line of sight and a flight time of 10 minutes.