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Precision Indoor/Outdoor Personnel Location System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $996,497)

This project is the development and proof of concept demonstration of a practical, deployable, zero infrastructure, precision indoor/outdoor personnel location system for use by law enforcement, firefighters, corrections staff and first responders. This project addresses rapid development of a new technology that includes communications and coordination of application software. It addresses the problem of precise location of lost or injured and unresponsive first responder officials during a crisis. Firefighters could obtain precise directions for exiting an area regardless of visual impairment, or found if incapacitated. Search and rescue teams could obtain 100% search coverage of an area by recording and analyzing rescuer tracks. Hazmat and NTSB teams could precisely tag all contaminants or debris encountered while rapidly continuing to search for items of particular importance. The population which would benefit include 750,000 state, local, and federal law enforcement officers, 1,000,000 firefighters, 380,000 corrections staff, and other first responders.


Date Created: September 29, 2003