Navigation Links
Results of national assessment of first responder location systems to be announced Aug. 3
Date:7/24/2009

unicating while working in the extreme environment of a burning building or while responding to crimes such as hostage-takings. They will show how those realities complicate the challenge of developing systems that can provide useful location, tracking, and physiological status information in real time to first responders and incident commanders.

These situational challenges are in addition to the technical difficulties involved in locating people in three dimensions to within one foot inside buildings--this level of accuracy is necessary to determine on which side of a wall someone is located or to find someone in a space filled with dense smoke. "WPI began work on this problem after the December 1999 Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire, which took the lives of six firefighters who could not find their way out of the building," notes David Cyganski, professor of electrical and computer engineering and co-leader of the WPI PPL team. "While we have made considerable progress and are nearing a commercial system, we have come to realize that this is a far more daunting task than we first understood."

Since the Worcester fire and with more than $4 million in funding from the U.S. Departments of Justice's National Institute of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Army, the WPI PPL team has developed a location and tracking system that uses advanced radio and radar technology in tandem with inertial navigation. Developed in close collaboration with the Worcester Fire Department and other members of the firefighting community, the system is designed to ultimately be able to locate a first responder in three dimensions with an accuracy of one foot and a range of 2,000 feet.

The system is designed to require no pre-installed infrastructure, to be integrated into firefighter turnout gear and fire trucks, and to provide information about the location of all firefighters and the paths they have taken on an easy-to-understand di
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Results from trials of DHA in Alzheimers disease and age-related cognitive decline
2. Oscar Pistorius: Previously confidential study results released on amputee sprinter
3. Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation
4. Taxpayer Alliance applauds bill to broaden access to federal research results
5. International Serious Adverse Events Consortium announces initial study results in its global research collaboration to identify genetic markers related to drug induced liver injury
6. Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
7. Aware, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
8. Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens, new results show
9. Aware, Inc. Announces Final Results of Dutch Auction Tender Offer
10. Aware, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Dutch Auction Tender Offer
11. Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 9, 2014  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ... for its School of Medicine. Funding for this $50 ... campaign that will be publicly launched next summer. ... in the former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ... Construction will begin immediately with plans to be ready ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 08, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Biometrics Market in Japan ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The ... such as rural banking and upgradation of the ... witnessed in the market. Besides the aforementioned projects, ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... 2014 Increased emphasis on product quality, ... testing and inspection technologies. The convergence of industries ... range of innovative test solutions. This trend is ... which is generally more inclined towards communication, media ... strategies of test equipment vendors will cater to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018: Key Vendors are DDS, Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 3Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 4
... of the American Medical Society ("Medical News & ... Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Adamovich and ... and Eugene Tunik, PhD, PT, at the University of ... robotic and virtual reality-based video game therapies to help ...
... that the animal with the most genes--about 31,000--is the ... By comparison, humans have about 23,000 genes. Daphnia is ... The water flea,s genome is described in a ... the Daphnia Genomics Consortium, an international network of scientists ...
... provided the first conclusive evidence that cannabis use significantly hastens ... brain development with possible life-long consequences. The ... smoking cannabis is associated with an earlier onset of psychotic ... an international team including Dr Matthew Large, from the University ...
Cached Biology News:JAMA features NJIT biomedical engineer helping stroke patients 2JAMA features NJIT biomedical engineer helping stroke patients 3The most genes in an animal? Tiny crustacean holds the record 2The most genes in an animal? Tiny crustacean holds the record 3Cannabis linked to earlier onset of psychosis 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRML), ... announced today that the Company closed its previously ... Management, Jack W. Schuler , Birchview Fund ... $10.5 million, before offering expenses.  The proceeds will ... purposes. Under the terms of the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 23, 2014 ... is designed to introduce cutting edge communication ... and partners of platform upgrades. This webinar ... empowering users in their quest to leverage ... , According to SoundConnect’s Marketing Manager, Seanna ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... The report expects global cell isolation and expansion ... provides a carefully analyzed data about the vital drivers, ... , Full Copy of Report @ http://bit.ly/1yUxy0T ... cell expansion will keep witnessing growth at an impressive ... be driven by rapid technological advancements, government funding and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 Sigma-Aldrich ... that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust ... acquisition expired on December 22, 2014, thereby completing ... requirement for the acquisition of the Company by ... antitrust clearance satisfies another condition to closing the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 2Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 3
... NOVATO, Calif., Sept. 8 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ... present a company update at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference in New ... , , Interested parties may access a live ... BioMarin website, www.BMRN.com . A replay of the ...
... , NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 8 ... SNT ) today announced that the Company will be presenting at ... held at the New York Palace Hotel from September 9th - ... will deliver the Company,s corporate presentation on Friday, September 11th, at ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, September 8 Shire plc,(LSE: SHP, ... company, is,committed to doing everything possible to assist Gaucher ... is pleased to be,able to provide velaglucerase alfa well ... wide. , In the U.S., ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioMarin to Present at the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference 2Senesco Technologies to Present at 11th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Healthcare Conference 2Update on velaglucerase alfa 2Update on velaglucerase alfa 3
Goat polyclonal to NIR1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: SWARGPPKFESVP, corresponding to C terminal amino acids 962-974 of NIR1. Entrez Gene ID: 83394 ...
HOXC11 Antibody...
Anti-MMP-14, catalytic domain, clone LEM-2/15.8 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide: amino acid sequence 218-233 within the catalytic domain Available Date: 38579...
Anti-MMP-19 (RASI), carboxy terminal region; rabbit host...
Biology Products: