ResQ Search and Rescue

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Eric
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ResQ Search and Rescue

Post by Eric » Sat May 30, 2020 11:23 am

So for nearly 2 years now I've been quietly working on a test system which can be installed in any aircraft, drone, quadcopter or RC plane and be used to locate lost people such as campers, hikers, medical emergencies etc.

I was inspired by the huge number of search and rescue cases on the TV show "North Woods Law" and every time I saw the difficulties tehy faced to find the lost people.

I noticed that these people often had a cell phone but it didnt work to contact the cell towers in the remote areas they were located. The handy part though- if the phone is on and wifi is turned on- the beacon packets would still be happening and I could sniff those.

using an ESP8266 I was able to sniff the beacon frames and detect any cell phone turned on in range. I wil document and share the project now for others to use and improve upon.

Stay tuned.
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Eric
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Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:52 pm

Re: ResQ Search and Rescue

Post by Eric » Sun May 31, 2020 11:01 am

Project has now been posted to Hackaday for easier distribution and instruction. I will maintain all docs and code on GIT but for now the whole project overview can be found here:

https://hackaday.io/project/172090-resq ... escue-tool

I also made a dedicated playlist for the videos/tutorials. Now it will make more sense the series of videos over the last year :)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... -9nNYl8QLr

GitHub Repo:

https://github.com/MKme/ResQ
I make videos and content on all things electronics, 3D prining and "Maker"
http://www.mkme.org
https://www.youtube.com/mkmeorg

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