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 Sept 201227 Sept 2012


    ConferenceUnmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IX
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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


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