November 5th, 2012 | Published in Research
Koordinator is the follow up project to the sucessful BMBF project landmarke in which research was directed towards the creation of an ad hoc wireless sensor network to improve firefighter navigation. In Koordinator it is now investigated how this navigation support network may be extended using novel pervasive technologies to improve mission control in the field.
In an indoor firefighting mission, coordination and communication support are of the utmost importance. In contrast to some large scale emergency response research, Koordinator focuses on the front line interaction between teams of firefighters and the incident commander on a single site. In such a setting frequent technical failures and the high cognitive costs incurred by communicating impede coordination. Koordinator seeks to create a complementary firefighter support system which solves these issues. The key features of the new system are: a robust ad-hoc network, telemetry and text messaging, and firefighter activity recognition.
Wireless sensor networks, Ubiquitous computing applications, Implicite situation and context awareness
- Our (@tecoKIT) research project Koordinator featured in Vol.4/14 of LooKIT. bit.ly/1bCliJr youtu.be/W10tR1TmB3o December 11, 2014
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(2013) RF-Sensing of Activities From Non-Cooperative Subjects in Device-Free Recognition Systems Using Ambient and Local Signals, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing 99(1), p. 1-1, IEEE, url
(2012) A prototype of an in-situ radio sensing and visualization device. Demo Paper., Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS 2012), Antwerp, Belgium: IEEE
(2011) Challenges for device-free radio-based activity recognition, 3rd Workshop on Context-Systems Design, Evaluation and Optimisation (CoSDEO 2011) in conjunction with MobiQuitous 2011, Kopenhagen, Denmark, p. 1-12, pdf