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strikes its important to know where
your family members are. Most tracking systems focus on food
supplies. Our system focuses on tracking disaster victims.
disaster, offend the communication systems
are over burdoned. Its hard to get through by telephone and other
communication systems, if at all availible. Family members are worried
and rightly so. Unfortunatly many times family membors will travel to
the disaster zone and become victims themselves.
database can help aleviate this added
strain on the disaster zone. By providing updated information to web,
families can learn the status and location of their loved ones.
does all this communications type
stuff happen when a disaster area is flattened? Well it starts with a
network of radio connected computers. Often radios are the only way to
communicate within the dz. We use this fact and create a regional radio
based computer network.
How does the
information get into the system?
Rescue workers, medics, etc
use PDAs and Laptops to collect victim information. This information is
later uploaded at the base station(s). The base stations sync and
maintain a localized database. This database can be queried
to find out victim status and locations in another region of the
One or more
stations act as a gateway to the internet. This connection should be
some kind of broadband (Cable, DSL, Sat, etc...). The regional database
syncs with the internet database. From here web queries can be run
against the web database.
This project will take a bit of time to complete. Well then again is
any project ever complete. But at the very least it will take time to
show some kind of tangible shape. I work on this in my spare time as
most projects are worked. I want to create a basic framework/game plan,
then will add developers as needed.
still haven't decided whether or not to work with 9600 baud TNCs
instead of the 1200s, or 2400s. There are plus and minuses to all.
have made some whitepapers, well actually documents since they are not
of the best quality. I hope to have them posted soon.