Drone Research at UNT Improves Communication after Disasters

Days after returning from a White House presentation of their use of drones to create Internet hotspots and restore communication after a disaster, two University of North Texas faculty members are headed to the US Ignite Application Summit for a live demonstration of the project June 24 – 27 in Silicon Valley, California.

Drs. Shengli Fu, Electrical Engineering associate professor and interim department chair, and Yan Wan, Electrical Engineering assistant professor, were part of a 15-person team that developed a Smart Emergency Response System that could someday be used to save lives in areas too dangerous or inaccessible to humans.

Read more about Drs. Fu and Yan and the Smart Emergency Response System.

Coverage of the wifi drone project was picked up by the Associated Press and spread to media outlets across the U.S.

On Aug. 13, 2014, KERA ran the segment on the Wi-Fi drone project.


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