16 April 2008 Dynamic building visualization for first responders
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In an effort to enhance situation awareness, DHS is sponsoring the development of hardware and software systems to aid visualization of structures in which urban search and rescue (USAR) crews will be operating. Given positional data generated by virtual badges worn by first responders, the Hierarchical Grid Referenced Normalized Display (HiGRND) system dynamically creates visualization of the structure in which the responders are operating. In this paper, we discuss some of the recent work in progress on using virtual badge tracks to create visualizations of orthonormal structures. The method described here is used to seed a powerful mapping tool which is used by human operators to enhance an incident commander's situation awareness.
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Nathan Denny, Nathan Denny, Plamen Petrov, Plamen Petrov, "Dynamic building visualization for first responders", Proc. SPIE 6943, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VII, 69431E (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777799; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.777799

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