Situation Awareness For Emergency Response

Period of Performance: 01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Trident Systems, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard Array
Fairfax, VA 22030
Principal Investigator
Firm POC


Modern communications and sensor technology holds great potential for providing rapid insight and understanding of complex events. This is particularly true in emergency response, given the importance of rapid response in minimizing the resulting damage to people, property, and national security in the event of natural disaster or terrorist attack. There are a variety of high-resolution airborne sensor platforms that can provide valuable multi-spectral imagery data of affected areas, along with emerging communications technologies to distribute this data, if only it can be done in a manner that allows global, yet secure, access. To fill this requirement, Trident Systems is leveraging its extensive experience in image/data/voice communications to develop the Situation Awareness For Emergency Response (SAFER), which will integrate this remote sensor data distribution capability with other types of situational awareness information. This connectivity will be implemented in a secure fashion, enabling the coordination of sensitive operations on the federal/state/local levels. Work on this effort will consist of detailed requirements analysis, architecture specification, and integration of existing and emerging remote sensing capabilities into a flexible NIMS-compliant network architecture. The SAFER will be implemented in a manner that allows rapid deployment, configuration, and operation to support first responders in emergency situations.