Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

7-2008

Keywords

CAT, USAR, WiFi, mesh network, sensor arrays, wearable sensors

Abstract

This paper describes canine augmentation technology (CAT) for use in urban search and rescue (USAR). CAT is a WiFi enabled sensor array that is worn by a trained canines deployed in urban disasters. The system includes, but is not limited to, cameras that provide emergency responders with real-time data to remotely monitor, analyze and take action during USAR operations. An analysis is made of the current tools available to USAR workers including rescue robots and canine search teams. From this analysis came the design of CAT-a system that extracts the strengths of each available USAR tool and combines them to compliment each other. Our experiments yield promising results that CAT may provide significant help to rescuers.

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International Conference on System of Systems Engineering

Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST)

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Original Publication Citation

Tran, J., Ferworn, A., Ribeiro, C., & Denko, M. (2008). Enhancing canine disaster search. International Conference on System of Systems Engineering. 10.1109/SYSOSE.2008.4724181.

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