The Feuxzy is an autonomous drone shaped like a flying saucer that’s designed to patrol and inspect national parks. It would be able to detect signs of fires, pollution and find missing persons.
How It Works
The Feuxzy would be equipped with an electronic nose, thermal cameras, and other sensors that would enable the Feuxzy to locate fires initiated by lightning strikes or campers before they spread out of control.
It would be able to douse out small flames with low-frequency sound waves using its built-in acoustic extinguisher. It would record any incidents with its cameras, electronic nose & other sensors and report them to park personnel.
The Feuxzy measures 20 inches in diameter and 12 inches thick. Its shell is made out of composites and its energy source comes from ion lithium batteries (or a fuel cell) that power an electric turbofan located at its center. (See the Roswell FS-II concept).
Feuxzy could be deployed to find missing persons, monitor national parks day or night and even keep track of smells and sounds to learn about the flora and fauna of each region.
The Feuxzy concept was imagined in November 2018 by Charles Bombardier and designed by Martin Rico. Martin studied Design at the University of Buenos Aires and now works for the ICAO as an Industrial Designer for the future of aviation. Adolfo Esquivel also worked on prior versions of this concept (Roswell FS-II).