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USARSim: A RoboCup Virtual Urban Search and Rescue Competition
Research efforts in Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) robotics have grown ... The framework allows for the realistic modeling of robots, sensors, and actuators, ... the capability to identity hazards, provide structural support and more. ... exchange in an inherently distributed rescue effort.4 The Rescue Simulation League ...
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Robot Assisted Emergency Search and Rescue System - SERSC
Feb 3, 2009 ... Humanitarian search and rescue operations can be found in most ... the use of distributed wireless sensor network to track search ... In 2001, the first documented use of urban search and rescue robots ... to search for victims and to identify potential hazards for rescuers. 4. .... Cannot detect slippage.
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Author's personal copy - Imperial College London
Other uses, including reproduction and distribution, or selling or ... Large scale simulation for human evacuation and rescue ... Search and rescue systems ... The sensors that detect hazards are modeled as multiple obstacles. Thus ... without outgoing links need to perform a local link reversal operation in case of changes in ...
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Factors that affect rescue time in urban search and rescue (USAR
Jun 29, 2014 ... and to propose priorities in enhancing urban search and rescue (USAR) tools. The time- .... Rescue dogs can detect unconscious victims and potentially dead ... toxicological hazards and risks (Gwaltney-Brant et al. ... ical) sensors for USAR operations and carried out consultations and workshops, the.
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A Wireless System for Reducing Response Time in Urban Search
Rescue operations immediately following natural and man- made disasters ... aforementioned areas for reducing the Urban Search & Rescue response ... Keywords-Wireless sensor networks, Disruption tolerant net- working .... search date/time, presence of hazards etc. ..... This app is inspired by the distributed cut detection.
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Full text - ITC
Under the resulting chaotic and difficult working conditions Urban Search ... types of sensors and technologies for detecting and localizing trapped survivors in ... effectiveness of USaR operations with the same number of human resources and ... Keywords - Search and Rescue; Survivor Localization; Structural Damage ...
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Use of Spatial Data - University of South Carolina
response operations (Mileti, 1999, Cutter, 2001). Despite this ... Increasingly, GIS, remote sensing, and GPS are being used for hazard mitigation as ... including, but not limited to, hazard detection (Ambrosia et al., 1998;. McKean et .... The Urban Search and Rescue teams supported ... acre site, for search and rescue efforts.
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The Application of Remote Sensing Technologies for Disaster
nerability to natural hazards, and on methods to better assess the impact of large natural ... Remote Sensing, Disaster Response, Damage Detection, GPS, GIS ... monitor progress in critical response and recovery operations. .... Considering the critical 48 hour period that urban search and rescue teams have to locate survi-.
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Assessment of the NIST Standard Test Bed for Urban Search and
bed for urban search and rescue (USAR) as part of the 2000. AAAI Mobile ... victim detection: motion, skin color, distinctive color, and thermal region. .... pipes creating navigation hazards for the Urban. Only about ... different sensing and intelligence. Surface ..... tims should be distributed in accordance to FEMA statistics.
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GI Science, Disasters, and Emergency Management - Wiley Online
Societal responses to disasters begin with the initial post-event rescue and relief ... hazards and from the World Trade Center disaster on 11th September 2001. ... Science in threat detection is the use of remote sensing to monitor the ... positioning of logistical support and resources (such as the Urban Search and Rescue.
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Design of a Rescue Robot Assist at Fire Disaster - International
The fire protective object detection sensor is used, as it has the ability to reserve its ... Detection Sensor, wireless communication,. 1. ... Rescue operations in such situations are a risky .... are used for many purposes, such as environmental hazard .... complex distributed systems that encompass wireless mobile ... Search for.
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A Meteorological Sensor Data Integration Technique
FOR AIRBORNE-RELEASED HAZARD EMERGENCIES. Gail Vaucher ... airborne chemical release in a USA urban or suburban area. The users of ... hazard'. Here, the search and rescue operations, as well as the counter measures, .... Distributed Sensor Systems - SensorPod Network®. .... HazMet Detection Technology.
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remote sensing for natural disaster management - isprs
distribution of a number of major hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tropical ... in large urban centres, most of which are located in vulnerable coastal areas. .... satellites can detect the early stages of these events as anomalies in a time series. ... search and rescue operations in areas that have been devastated and ...
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The Sensor Web: Advanced Technology for Situational - CiteSeerX
FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team, CA Task Force 7. ABSTRACT ... personnel cannot begin operations without having the ability to monitor for hazards and ... of spatially distributed sensor/actuator platforms (called “pods”) that wirelessly ..... quickly know when to exit and how to modify egress paths by detecting remote.
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FEMA US&R RESPONSE SYSTEM, Operations System ... Search and Rescue operations in the urban disaster ... location, hazard assessment and marking. .... detection. USE OF FIBEROPTICS. ▫ Fiberoptic viewing equipment provides another, and more ..... If two sensors are available and a signal is heard, the louder.
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Supporting Urban Search & Rescue Mission Planning through
We propose a visualization system for incident commanders in urban search & rescue scenarios that supports access path ... ition to spot these hazards, it is paramount that the Incident. Commander (IC) can ... cue (USAR) operation. In most .... The robots' sensors are able to detect victims ... distribution of measured points.
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A Wireless Sensor, AdHoc and Delay Tolerant - Engineering
Sep 2, 2011 ... nuclear and/or chemical hazards. In such ... deal with such disasters, such as the Urban Search & Res- ..... localized and rescue operations can commence. .... This app is inspired by the distributed cut detection algo-.
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Final Proceedings - National Institute of Standards and Technology
Development of Top-Down Analysis of Distributed Assembly Tasks [Anthony Cowley, .... Data Collection Test-Bed for the Evaluation of Range Imaging Sensors for ... Ground Truth Data Using 3D Imaging for Urban Search and Rescue Robots ..... results from recent hazard detection experiments. ... and rescue operations.
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Supporting Search and Rescue Operations with UAVs - University of
UAVs energy limitations; 3) environmental hazards (e.g. winds, ... Search and rescue operations are often characterized by a ... of works in the areas of image recognition for victim detection, ... UAVs in use in the SUAAVE (Sensing Unmanned Autonomous Aerial VEhicles) project. ... This can be a Gaussian distribution.
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Situation Responsive Networking of Mobile Robots for Disaster
accelerate search operations. The objective of the ... urban environment in the vicinity of the destruction is dra- matically ... various heterogeneous sensors and robots the time for re- connaissance and detection of victims and hazard sources could be ... This will in turn allow to accelerate SAR operations and finally to save .
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JCM SIACN-02 Final - Journal of Communications
Apr 25, 2013 ... reliability and performance when performing aerial sensing and ... fault-tolerant), distributed assessment methods, the single- ... search and rescue operations in times of a disaster. Aerial ... assess whether or not the structure poses a hazard to .... additional layers of detection and response can be added.
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State of California Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk
The 2014 THIRA updates identified threats and hazards and adjusts ... Mass Search and Rescue saw a drop due to a re-focusing on HAZUS figures .... Activate and maintain Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) at the state, regional, ... Deploy sensors such as additional personnel to locate 100% of VBIEDs in transit.
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The Combined Use of Airborne Remote Sensing Techniques within
Feb 16, 2016 ... Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Urban Areas: ... activities, and for supporting search and rescue operations. ... context, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and hyperspectral sensors have .... The Figure 1b shows the distribution of these earthquakes, ..... both pre- and post-seismic hazards [28]. In fact ...
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ICARUS - Control Systems for Search and Rescue Robots - AgRoSy
1 project, however, focuses on two of these areas: urban search and rescue ... USAR deals with a variety of hazards, including earthquakes, tornadoes, technolog- ... sea, air, or ground vehicles (see [5] and [6]) that are equipped with sensors for detecting ... which way UGVs could help them during their SAR operations.
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US “National Search and Rescue Supplement - U.S. Coast Guard
International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual ... military and civilian, that support civil search and rescue (SAR) operations. 2. .... Land Probability of Detection. 5.6 .... Chemical Hazard Response .... National Institute for Urban Search .... single radar sensor or antenna with a 60 nautical mile range.
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Energy-Efficient Scheduling for Autonomous - Purdue University
... sensing, search, rescue, reconnaissance, hazard detection, and ... A robot requires many different sensors to detect the ... ity distribution, the processor can start at a low frequency ..... Urban Search and Rescue Robots: From Tragedy To.
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