An Indoor Navigation, Tracking and Situational Awareness Platform for the First Responder

Period of Performance: 05/02/2016 - 11/01/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Human Systems Integration, Inc.
153 Washington St 4th Floor
Walpole, MA 02032
Firm POC, Principal Investigator


Human Systems Integration, Inc., a leading developer of Wearable Electronics products and solutions, will design and develop a Navigation and Situational Awareness system for the First Responder Environment (NavSAFE) that will enable persistent navigation and tracking of responders in indoor and GPS-denied environments. Our TacPAN system, provides the ideal platform for the integration of the multiple system components, including sensors, communication, and computing, which will be required to realize the desired indoor navigation and tracking capability. The system will be able to interface with multiple communications networks will implement a wearable electronics integration scheme in a form factor that maintains First Responder comfort and does not negatively impact his mission. NavSAFE will enable access for responders and commanders to both a priori and real-time situational awareness (SA) and will integrate all location and SA data into a single geo-referenced system. The system will securely network the responder to other responders, commanders and Incident Command Nodes. The system will provide location data for responders relative to each other and known and emerging threats and hazards.