Dr Jaroslav Jansa, Augustin Sobol, Filip Sobol, Kamil Knotek
The goal of the project is to create an international system for monitoring emergency situations and implementing an information communication and localisation system that functions reliably and independently regardless of the scope of the disaster at hand. Current and emerging IT technologies are able to cover the all of the required functionality in a stable fashion. However, no such system has been implemented yet at the organisational level. I nternational Charter Space and M ajor Disasters (Charter) has been used as a model for creating the proposed system.
Unlike Charter, which has no solution for communicating with rescue vehicles in the field, the proposed DVB Disaster Monitor has solved the issue of localising vehicles and rescue team members enabling them to communicate with staff vehicles and control centres through broadband communication (maps, satellite images, and other visual aids). It combines the benefits of GN SS systems (GPS, EGNOS, GALILEO) with those of wireless communication technologies (WiMax, LTE) and, recently, also with special RFID class elements with range of 3-5 km.
DVB Disaster Monitor presents a new concept of communication and localisation for crisis situations, with emphasis on innovative components that include:
- An interface for existing PMR -class (TETRA, TETRAPOL) backbone communication networks in Europe and proposed broadband communication platforms
- A MosSenNet of field data sensors (seismic, rain, fire) for preventing crisis situations
- New long-range RFID communication technology
The target market of the project consists of integrated rescue teams, mainly those involved in police, fire brigade, and medical emergency services. This market is very conservative by its nature, overestimating the “necessity” of closed, controlled – usually military – development. A s a consequence, communication services for bank applications have the same (if not better) level of protection as traditional technologies for security and military systems thanks to the huge market for mobile applications (GSM, GPS, RFID).
This is a unique project aiming more at achieving substantially improved European security systems and enhancing quality and safety of life by an order of magnitude. In doing so, it will be necessary to change the conventional infrastructure of these systems, some of which were designed in the 1990s. As a multinational project, it should be included among the R&D projects under the space and security priority of the 7th Framework Programme.
Kamil Knotek, CEO
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