Localization services for online common operational picture and situation awareness

Mikael Björkbom, Jussi Timonen, Hüseyin Yigitler, Ossi Kaltiokallio, José M. Vallet, Matthieu Myrsky García, Jari Saarinen, Marko Korkalainen, Caner Cuhac, Riku Jäntti, Reino Virrankoski, Jouko Vankka, Heikki N. Koivo

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    Abstract

    Many operations, be they military, police, rescue, or other field operations, require localization services and online situation awareness to make them effective. Questions such as how many people are inside a building and their locations are essential. In this paper, an online localization and situation awareness system is presented, called Mobile Urban Situation Awareness System (MUSAS), for gathering and maintaining localization information, to form a common operational picture. The MUSAS provides multiple localization services, as well as visualization of other sensor data, in a common frame of reference. The information and common operational picture of the system is conveyed to all parties involved in the operation, the field team, and people in the command post. In this paper, a general system architecture for enabling localization based situation awareness is designed and the MUSAS system solution is presented. The developed subsystem components and forming of the common operational picture are summarized, and the future potential of the system for various scenarios is discussed. In the demonstration, the MUSAS is deployed to an unknown building, in an ad hoc fashion, to provide situation awareness in an urban indoor military operation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)742-757
    Number of pages15
    JournalIEEE Access
    Volume1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • localization
    • mapping
    • networks
    • situation awareness

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    Björkbom, M., Timonen, J., Yigitler, H., Kaltiokallio, O., Vallet, J. M., García, M. M., ... Koivo, H. N. (2013). Localization services for online common operational picture and situation awareness. IEEE Access, 1, 742-757. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2013.2287302
    Björkbom, Mikael ; Timonen, Jussi ; Yigitler, Hüseyin ; Kaltiokallio, Ossi ; Vallet, José M. ; García, Matthieu Myrsky ; Saarinen, Jari ; Korkalainen, Marko ; Cuhac, Caner ; Jäntti, Riku ; Virrankoski, Reino ; Vankka, Jouko ; Koivo, Heikki N. / Localization services for online common operational picture and situation awareness. In: IEEE Access. 2013 ; Vol. 1. pp. 742-757.
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    Björkbom M, Timonen J, Yigitler H, Kaltiokallio O, Vallet JM, García MM et al. Localization services for online common operational picture and situation awareness. IEEE Access. 2013;1:742-757. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2013.2287302