An open communication and sensor platform for urban search and rescue operations

Marko Korkalainen, Aki Mäyrä, Klause Känsälä

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In this paper, we present research results carried out in EU funded project SGL for USaR (Second Generation Locator for Urban Search and Rescue Operations). The project aims to develop wireless standalone communication system with embedded sensor network, which is targeted to detect signs of life, locate victims in disaster areas and detect hazards. The system consists of REDS (Remote Early Detection System) wireless sensor network and FIRST portable first responder device integrating 5 different victim location methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE 8540
Subtitle of host publicationUnmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX
EditorsEdward M. Carapezza
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-9281-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventUnmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Sep 201227 Sep 2012


ConferenceUnmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • first responders
  • hazard detection
  • multi-sensor devices
  • radio based positioning
  • USaR operations
  • wireless communication

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