Voice-Activated Poor Visibility Emergency Response System (VAPERS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25940
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
402 Gammon Pl, Ste 200, Madison, WI, 53719
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr Ronald R Teeter
 (608) 833-1992
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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.

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