Local-Rapid Evaluation of Atmospheric Conditions (L-REAC (trademark)) System, Volume 4 (System Evaluation)
Final rept. Oct 2010-Nov 2011
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE
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The U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL has been studying urban environments in response to the increased urban warfare facing the U.S. Armed Forces. In the early 2000s, ARL conducted three progressively more complex urban atmospheric field studies aimed at characterizing the airflow and stability around a small cluster of urban buildings. Three disaster response drills were executed during the final field study. From this experience, the need to link health and safety professionals with timely and relevant atmospheric-environment data came into focus. After surveying available technologies and system implementations, ARL saw a niche for and has constructed an emergency first responder s operational decision aid called the Local-Rapid Evaluation of Atmospheric Conditions L-REAC System . As part of the technology transfer process, a detailed evaluation of the L-REAC System was conducted by volunteer and professional emergency first responders. This report documents the evaluation process, results and recommendations. In short, all evaluators independently stated that they would recommend the L-REAC System for purchase.
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