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Application of multiple-wireless to a visual localisation system for emergency services

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 21st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2010 (PIMRC 2010), Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2539 - 2544
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424480159, 9781424480173
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Event21st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) - Istanbul, Turkey


Conference21st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
Period1/09/10 → …


In this paper we discuss the application of multiple-wireless technology to a practical context-enhanced service system called ViewNet. ViewNet develops technologies to support enhanced coordination and cooperation between operation teams in the emergency services and the police. Distributed localisation of users and mapping of environments implemented over a secure wireless network enables teams of operatives to search and map an incident area rapidly and in full coordination with each other and with a control centre. Sensing is based on fusing absolute positioning systems (UWB and GPS) with relative localisation and mapping from on-body or hand-held vision and inertial sensors. This paper focuses on the case for multiple-wireless capabilities in such a system and the benefits it can provide. We describe our work of developing a software API to support both WLAN and TETRA in ViewNet. It also provides a basis for incorporating future wireless technologies into ViewNet.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work was partly funded by the UK TSB project ViewNet, 3C Research, We would like to thank the other ViewNet partners for their useful input. Terms of use: Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE 21st International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2010. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.


21st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)

Duration1 Sep 2010 → …

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