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DHS Teams Up With NASA to Find Heartbeats in Rubble


September 17, 2013 – The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will demonstrate the latest prototype of the Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER)—a radar technology device designed to detect heartbeats of victims trapped in wreckage. FINDER has previously demonstrated capabilities of locating people buried under up to 30 feet of crushed materials, hidden behind 20 feet of solid concrete, and from a distant of 100 feet in open spaces.

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