Voice-Activated Poor Visibility Emergency Response System (VAPERS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
25940
Agency Tracking Number:
25940
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
402 Gammon Pl, Ste 200, Madison, WI, 53719
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mr Ronald R Teeter
(608) 833-1992
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government