In this work, we describe a rapid-innovation challenge to combat and deal with the problem of internal, insider physical threats (e.g., active shooters) and associated first-responder situation awareness on military installations. Our team’s research and development effort described within focused on several key tech development areas: (1) indoor acoustical gunshot detection, (2) indoor spatial tracking of first responders, (3) bystander safety and protection, (4) two-way mass alerting capability, and (5) spatial information displays for command and control. The technological solutions were specifically designed to be innovative, low-cost, and (relatively) easy-to-implement, and to provide support across the spectrum of possible users including potential victims/bystanders, first responders, dispatch, and incident command.
John P. McIntire, Jonathan Boston, Brandon Smith, Pete Swartz, Amy Whitney-Rawls, Julian Martinez Calderon, and Jonathan Magin, "AFRL Commander's Challenge 2015: stopping the active shooter," Proc. SPIE 10184, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XVI, 101840E (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 10, 2017; Published: 5 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2261418.
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