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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC070067
Agency Tracking Number: 621056
Amount: $99,600.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
BALFOUR Technologies LLC
1055 Stewart Avenue, Suite 19, Bethpage, NY, 11714
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Balfour
 Chief Technology Officer
 (516) 396-9642
 bob@BAL4.com
Business Contact
 Robert Balfour
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (516) 396-9642
Email: 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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