GEOHuntsville DEMEX Technical Team and UAS Working Group complete our first Test Day on July 17th at the Von Braun Center -- Read More HERE

Thanks to Everyone for Making our 

GEOHuntsville 2017 ROADMAP Demonstration/Exercise (DEMEX) 

Such a Success!

 

Our Blueprint For Safety Phase IV DEMEX has been completed! We were successful at testing and demonstrating Advanced Situational Awareness and Information Sharing through the Tactical Workspace.


The exercise illustrated how response to real world events can be enhanced using Sensors, Internet of Things Technologies, and "Ultra-fast Deployment" of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to bring actionable information to the Decision Maker. This was a fast-paced DEMEX based on an active shooter, hostage, IED scenario and was held on Tuesday, August 22nd at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Demonstrations were held in the afternoon to allow participants hands-on time with the technology and one-on-one time with the technologists and operators.

Our 2017 GEOHuntsville Demonstration and Exercise is a collaborative effort between GEOHuntsville's GEOINT, Responder, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Working Groups and our Local Response Community.

The Blueprint for Safety Phase IV Pilot objective is to integrate current and emerging technologies into an operational environment to provide timely access to actionable information before, during, and after impact. Further objectives are to enable multi-agency information sharing in support of multi-jurisdictional rapid disaster response.

 

Some Phase IV Objectives include: Testing and integration of low to no-costs sensors, Discovery of new and emerging sensor, and testing the feasibility of Ultra-Fast UAS Deployment.

  

Problem Statement:

Lack of access to actionable information before, during, and after events severely hinders the first responders’ ability to provide safe and appropriate response to and recovery from everyday incidents. Much of this technology and the automated methods to deploy it exist today.  However, communities are struggling to understand the complete picture of how fast-moving technology, automated integration, and supportive training fit together to improve information access and sharing to enhance situational awareness, increase efficiencies, lower costs, and improve responder safety.

 

Scope of the Exercise:

We will identify and test new and emerging sensor technologies and their integration into an information-sharing platform in order to provide a feasible technical solution to address existing (and/or remaining) response capability gaps. An active shooter, IED/bomb threat, hostage rescue scenario has been developed to provide the basis for testing in a real-world scenario that is plausible in a typical mid-sized municipality.


SAVE THE DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017


GEOHuntsville 2017 ROADMAP Demonstration/Exercise (DEMEX)


GEOHuntsville Members and Guests!

You are invited to attend our Blueprint For Safety Phase IV DEMEX where we will test and demonstrate Advanced Situational Awareness and Information Sharing through the Tactical Workspace.

Attendees will see how response to real world events can be enhanced using Sensors, Internet of Things Technologies, and "Ultra-fast Deployment" of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to bring actionable information to the Decision Maker. This fast-paced DEMEX is based on an active shooter, hostage, IED scenario and will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Stay Tuned as information on how to sign up for the DEMEX will be released soon!


Our 2017 GEOHuntsville Demonstration and Exercise is a collaborative effort between GEOHuntsville's GEOINT, Responder, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Working Groups and our Local Response Community.


Our DEMEX event will be co-located with the 2017 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Pathfinder Symposium August 22-24 at the Von Braun Center. Seats for the Symposium are limited. Local, State, Federal (Military and Civilian), and Educational (including students) personnel will be allowed to participate in the Symposium at NO FEE but registration is required to attend. Registration information for the Symposium can be found HERE.  I hope you will plan to attend.


The GEOHuntsville technical and planning teams, facility managers, responders, chiefs and stakeholders have been working hard to put together a very exciting, yet "plausible" real world scenario for this DEMEX and we are grateful for their tremendous support! As we race to the deadline, there is still much to do. Our planning teams and individual working groups continue to work on their pieces of the demo --so please stay tuned for details through your working group's distributions.