Project Description

Emergency responders such as firefighters and military combatants must routinely enter unknown structures or environments. Accurate tracking of personnel can increase the speed and effectiveness of search efforts by allowing incident command to know what areas have been cleared. In many cases GPS is unavailable or inconsistent, so we have created the Global Emergency Tracking System (GETS) to utilize an Inertial Navigation System (INS) via dead reckoning and transmit data back to an incident command station in real-time to be displayed in 3D. This project focuses on the transmission and display methods of real-time 3D tracking data.

ABOVE: First Responder walking through San Diego States GMCS building.

ABOVE: Virtual model of San Diego States GMCS Building using Google Earth 3D embedded environment in real-time.