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Automated Integrated Distress Device (AIDD)

A close-up of the Automated Integrated Distress Device (AIDD) prototype, developed by George Borlase of APL. Should mariners get into trouble, the device would automatically fire flares and flash a strobe to alert boaters within an 8-mile radius that help is needed.
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Courtesy: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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