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G07 RaDec

Project Information

The efficient detection of snow avalanche victims with traditional search methods like dogs, localisation devices (avalanche transceivers, RECCO reflector) or snow probing teams is limited due to contrary weather conditions and the risk of further avalanches.
Goal of the study is to develop a fast and reliable search system for airborne detection of avalanche victims with ground penetrating radar as a potential alternative to traditional search methods.
An automated localisation algorithm with airborne radar technology gives a fast overview on the burial situation.
Time consuming, expensive searches and man-power intensive rescue operations to cover all possible search areas will be reduced.


Project Team

Project team "RaDec"

Mag. Sylvia Leimgruber


Scientific Partner

University of Innsbruck
Institute of Geography
Contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Stötter


Company Partner

Wintertechnik Engineering GmbH
Contact: DI Christian Trojer