from Kansas City
DENTON, Texas — A small drone built at the University of North Texas could eventually be the key to improved communications at a major disaster.
Two UNT professors, Yan Wan and Shengli Fu, have developed a drone that disperses a Wi-Fi signal that could improve communications for first responders and victims at the center of a disaster.
The Denton Record-Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1ooqaKB ) reports the development is just one piece of a Smart Emergency Response System that the professors are working on with other academics and industry leaders across the country as part of a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow project.
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