OBJECTIVE: To conduct research and training surrounding the use of low-altitude unmanned aerial systems such as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), tethered aerostat systems (TAS), balloons, kites, and related technologies for use in complex emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes.
The AIRT-FIU team also offers UAS resources to the State of Florida and mutual-aid partners which can be deployed as single-unit resources, strike teams, or as part of a task force per FEMA's ICS/NIMS model.
PROGRAM LAUNCH: 2017
BUDGET: Project based
FUNDING SOURCES: grants, sponsorships, and donations.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Quarterly reports commencing Q1, 2020
PROGRAM MANAGER: John Ciampa, firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH MIAMI, FL - Students from the Academy of International Disaster Preparedness at FIU work with AIRT and members of Florida Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue Team in a simulated debris pile search as a drone maintains overwatch.