Current Grants

Research projects recently supported by MRA grants are:

Matt Jacobs
“Terrain Based Probability Models for SAR”


In order to examine the effect of terrain on search and rescue (SAR) find locations, incidents from the International Search and Rescue Incident Database (ISRID) were compared against a variety of geospatial data. Unlike most SAR research to date, find locations were examined independent of a subject’s last known location or possible travel route. Notable variations in find probability relative to terrain were observed, as well as differences in the find locations of injured and uninjured subjects.

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