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Voice-Activated Poor Visibility Emergency Response System (VAPERS)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Voice-Activated Poor Visibility Emergency Response System (VAPERS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $750,000.00


This proposed effort will develop the Voice Activated Poor Visibility Emergency Response Systems (VAPERS) by combining hardware and software concepts in a manner that will significantly increase Crash-Fire-Rescue (CFR) vehicle effectiveness without a corresponding increase in operator workload. The proposed VAPERS will provide the CFR operators and fire fighters with the ability to locate and travel to a fire or crash site quickly and safely in all weather conditions while using the most direct route, avoiding any obstacles or non-traversable terrain. The system willl provide navigation and maps, receive critical information while enroute to the site, and communicate present position of each vehicle to the dispatcher and/or fire chief for maximum control of all emergency equipment. The VAPERS concept utilizes sensors together with processing and display technology which can be integrated and software controlled in a manner that will result in saving lives and property in emergency situations. During Phase I pertinent analysis and preliminary design will show feasibility and viability of the VAPERS system.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Ronald R Teeter

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Technologies Corp
402 Gammon Pl, Ste 200 Madison, WI 53719

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No