Finding Victims Trapped in Rubble
FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response) uses low-power microwave radar to detect the small movements from breathing and the heartbeat of a buried victim, even when the signal must pass through several feet of building debris and rubble.
Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
JPL delivered a functional prototype of 3D-MARVEL (Multi-Angle Rear-Viewing Endoscopic) to the Skull Base Institute in 2013. It was developed for minimally invasive neurosurgery.
Detecting Gas Leaks in Pipelines with Drones
JPL developed small, compact IN SITU Methane Sensing instruments that are UAS based which can be used to detect gas leaks around pipelines, drilling sites and refining facilities.