Study and Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Disaster Risk Reduction Application (UAV)

The project aims to conduct a preliminary study on the development of UAV which will be used to gather critical information from aerial sensors through mapping of disaster zones and to develop better communications tools for disaster relief workers on the ground to ensure that an area is prepared for disaster and/or avoid damage and reduce casualty rates.

STATUS                       Ongoing
TARGET BENEFICIARY:  Institutions involved in Disaster Risk Reduction efforts

About Us

Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

Address: DOST- ASTI Building, U.P. Technology Park Complex, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Contact Number: 927 2541