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Digital Government: Testbed for High-Speed 'End-to-End' Communications in Support of Comprehensive Emergency Management      (Back to Search Results)

Grant Number: 9983463

  • Description: Continuing grant
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  • Award Period: 2000-09-15 to 2005-08-31
  • Amount: $ 1349996.00

Primary Investigator:
Charles Bostian

Charles Bostian
Scott Midkiff

Information Architecture & Management

Government Domain:
Preparedness & National Security

Primary Institution:
VA Polytechnic Inst & St U

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This project will explore the use of rapidly deployable "last mile" aerostat-based wireless high-speed communications in the environment of emergency management. The technology base will be Local Multipoint Distribution Service radio. An important element of the work will be rapid deployment, so equipment must be portable and able to access remote databases and GIS engines; a base station and two field units will be constructed. The primary partner agency initially will be the National Response Center, which is responsible for responding to chemical spills, toxic agent release, and related environmental problems. Other agencies, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be targets for future partnerships