Connected Disaster Response
In disaster management reestablishing connectivity is one of the most critical problems that first response teams must address. It is also one of the most difficult. Network connectivity allows first responders to communicate with each other and use more sophisticated tools to address the situation. It allows survivors to call for help. This is where Spooky Action’s tethered drone systems can assist in a coordinated and connected disaster response.
In the immediate aftermath of a large-scale disaster, it is often difficult to deploy traditional vehicle-mounted connectivity tools as quickly as needed. Additionally, once those tools are deployed, there remain many gaps in coverage that leave people behind and make operations harder.
Telelift is a flying cell tower designed to support traditional connectivity tools in the aftermath of disasters. Supported by our Superfly Tether System, Telelift flies all day, carrying up to 20lbs of telecommunications equipment at up to 200ft AGL. Telelift packs down into pelican cases that can be delivered via helicopter or even the trunk of a small car. It can be deployed faster than traditional assets and provide dynamic coverage throughout the entire recovery period.