Implementation of communication, collection and tracking units in crisis operation
Abstract »The ambition of designing, developing and testing, in real case applications, a satellite based asset tracking is the main goal of the EU project SPARTACUS. The tracking system is mainly conceived for enhancing emergency management in crisis operations. Indeed, it can be crucial to replace the use of the traditional terrestrial networks when catastrophic events occur. They are supposed fail, with navigation and communication tools that can be affected when operative missions are in progress. In order to validate the proposed system, this paper shows the experimental campaign carried out at Barrow Hill where the positioning accuracy and the transmitted data integrity are tested on a railway system.
Biography: I'm a PhD Student of the University of Pavia and the topic of my research activity is linked with an European Project named SPARTACUS (Satellite Based Asset Tracking for Supporting Emergency Management in Crisis Operations). The skills requested in this environment take place in the implementation of solutions for location awareness in the context of crisis management based on existing and incoming satellite services and technologies. In details, this will be done in order to track, trace, and localize critical transport assets (especially in times of crisis and in case of major failure of existing networks) and to track the flow of relief support goods from the sending side to the receiving place.
Affiliation: University of Pavia DICAr 27100 Pavia Italy 3207466332