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Emergency Responder Tracking and Situation Awareness in a 4D Visualization…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
81138
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
621056
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BALFOUR Technologies LLC
510 Grumman Road West Suite 212 Bethpage, NY 11714-3631
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Emergency Responder Tracking and Situation Awareness in a 4D Visualization Environment
Agency: DHS
Contract: NBCHC070067
Award Amount: $99,600.00
 

Abstract:

To address the needs of emergency responders and incident commanders, a 4-D Emergency Response Tracking System (ERTS) is being developed to provide dynamic situational awareness in locating first responders and assets within building structures in urban environments. The proof-of-concept presentation will demonstrate how 3-D intelligent, interactive visual models of building infrastructure can be produced from 1-D (tabular data), 2-D (floor plans), or 3-D (CAD models) building information, integrated with location sensor(s) inputs tracking people and resources both outside and within the building structure. Structural feedback from first responders is also processed to quickly update the building structure on-the-fly. The incident commander has immediate access to this integrated, geo-referenced situation awareness through an interactive 4D Browser (fourDscape[TM]). Commercially, this 4D ERTS can be deployed to all first responder organizations and corporate departments to provide comprehensive understanding of the emergency situation as it rapidly unfolds.

Principal Investigator:

Robert E. Balfour
Chief Technology Officer
5163969642
bob@BAL4.com

Business Contact:

Robert E. Balfour
Chief Technology Officer
5163969642
bob@BAL4.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BALFOUR Technologies LLC
1055 Stewart Avenue Suite 19 Bethpage, NY 11714

EIN/Tax ID: 113518724
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No