Frequently Asked Questions
Why use small unmanned aircraft to deliver medical supplies?
Many medical emergencies, like sudden cardiac arrest, are incredibly time sensitive. Significantly more cardiac arrest victims would survive if an AED was administered within minutes of the attack.
An Archer First Response Systems (AFRS) vehicle will arrive at the scene in less than five minutes and treatment of a medical emergency can begin while EMS reaches the victim. In instances of traffic, flooding, or other delays, victims will have a lifeline uninhibited by ground obstacles.
There are still many public places not equipped with an AED, not to mention most homes. With AFRS, one payload (AED, NARCAN©, etc.) provides blanket coverage to a 35 square-mile area.
How do you know it is safe to deploy a vehicle?
AFRS constantly monitors vehicle health, Ground Control Hub health, hyper-localized weather conditions, airspace traffic, TFRs, and advisories. AFRS will automatically make a system non-deployable if any of these variables are unsafe. If AFRS is online, your dispatcher can be confident that it is safe to deploy.
How do I learn more about installing an AFRS system or other Archer UAS technologies?
We would love to speak with you! Archer UAS can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 407.451.9464.