Alexander N. M. Choudry



Small Satellite Technology(SST)’s possible role in Medical Disaster Management (MDM)


Small Satellite Technology is developing fast for detection & management of ‘Physical’ disasters, e. g. floods, droughts, earthquakes etc. Medical ’Disasters’, e. g. Ebola, Zika etc. however, require additional, very specific capabilities of Small Satellite Technology. We have analyzed some of the major requirements that some ‘Medical Disasters’ require and how they could be implemented in current Small Satellite Technology. Also, we will present some challenges that the current Small Satellite Technology might face in meeting these very specific Medical requirements. This may give impetus to further R & D in Small Satellite Technology for it to become an essential component of ‘Medical Disaster Management