Accession Number : ADA431977
Title : Local Area Defense (LAD) Demonstration
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE
Personal Author(s) : Mackenzie, Colin F
Report Date : Sep 2004
Pagination or Media Count : 534
Abstract : This pilot program is funded by the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) to demonstrate a real-time detection and rapid response system for local area defense using the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Campus as a testbed. Additional goals includes the identification of Rapid Response teams performance and the coordination of the Campus and Baltimore City Emergency Management Plans and Responses in the event of a environmental sensor trigger. Transmission of images from UMB campus video surveillance cameras and from a mobile wireless platform to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Headquarters and University of Regensberg Germany was also achieved. Emergency Operation Center Remote expert review and evaluation of telecommunications were carried out. This demonstration can serve as a model system to test performance of integrated environmental sensors to support Homeland Security threat detection, for protection of a terrorist target that crossed local, City, State and Federal jurisdiction in an urban testbed setting of a major U.S, city.
Descriptors : *SCENARIOS , *DETECTION , *DEMONSTRATIONS , *TERRORISM , *REMOTE SYSTEMS , TERRORISTS , TEST BEDS , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , MODELS , REAL TIME , THREATS , WIDE AREA NETWORKS , MOBILE , TELECOMMUNICATIONS , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , HOMELAND SECURITY , WIRELESS LINKS
Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE