This issue covers advancements in disaster management technology. Innovations profiled include:
Wireless broadband networks for emergency communication by xG Technology Inc.
Wireless HD video link solution for surveillance drones by Amimon Inc.
Tactical aerostat communication and surveillance solution by SES S.A.
Rapidly deployable portable cellular network by Star Solutions International Inc.
Semi-autonomous robot for disaster management by KAIST
Drone-deployable sensors for detecting breathing patterns and heartbeat by IntelliNet Sensors Inc.
Exoskeleton technology for faster clearing of debris by Ekso Bionics
Miniature drone for detecting forest fire locations by Gadjah Mada University
The Homeland Security TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global innovations and developments related to homeland security on a monthly basis. Technologies enabling security segments, including incident management, border security, CBRNE, disaster management, cybersecurity, first responders, critical infrastructure protection, maritime security, food security, personal protective equipment, and airport security are captured in this TOE.
The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
Keywords: Disaster management, forest fires, earthquakes, floods, exoskeletons, drones