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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,600.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NBCHC070067
Award Id:
81138
Agency Tracking Number:
621056
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1055 Stewart Avenue, Suite 19, Bethpage, NY, 11714
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert Balfour
Chief Technology Officer
(516) 396-9642
bob@BAL4.com
Business Contact:
Robert Balfour
Chief Technology Officer
(516) 396-9642
bob@BAL4.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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