|Proposal Title:||Wireless, Energy-efficient, Adaptable, Robust Network (WearNet)|
|Topic Title:||Responder - Wireless Body Area Network|
|Address:||200 Greenleaf St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107-1471
|Abstract:||Williams-Pyro, Inc. proposes to develop a modular wireless body area network that can forward real-time information about a specific first responder from a flexible array of multiple sensors to a receiver. Our solution combines short-range, low-bandwidth wireless networking with energy-efficient routing protocols. We will uniquely integrate two wireless networks: an on-body static network of sensors that collect the physiological measurements and an off-body ad-hoc network of mobile nodes that transports these measurements to the commander's station. Our solution is easy-to-use (lightweight and small), non-invasive, can be integrated with existing personal protective equipment, can be used in all forms of structures, not cost prohibitive, and allows responders to competitively select from various vendors with unique specialization in order to be equipped with the most appropriate sensor grouping for their job.|
|Period of Performance:||01/15/2008 - 07/31/2008|