Response (formerly the “Data Upload Mechanism for Sharing Floor Plans and Site Safety Data”) is a software tool that converts building floor plans into simplified digital plans that highlight safety features relevant to emergency response.
National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL)
Over the course of a week in late July, staff from NUSTL and across S&T collaborated with several federal, state and local agencies for the 2022 Urban Operational Experimentation (OpEx).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and its National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) hosted Urban OpEx 2022, an Operational Experimentation (OpEx) where first responders evaluated new and emerging technology solutions in realistic, urban settings throughout the New York Metropolitan area during the week of July 18 - 22.
S&T recently field tested a respirator designed to protect wildland firefighters from the smoke, ash, and toxic gases they face as they fight fires.
DHS S&T NUSTL released an RFI seeking commercially available vehicle extrication tools for emergency responders to rescue people trapped in cars.
Bomb robots are used to inspect and manipulate suspect packages or explosives and are controlled by operators from a safe standoff distance. DHS S&T is working with Honeybee Robotics to develop the Robotic Modular Stereoscopic Retrofit (MSR) System.
DHS S&T released an RFI seeking new and emerging technologies that first responders can experiment with and test in a realistic, urban setting at Urban OpEx 2022.
DHS S&T’s NUSTL, in collaboration with Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company (MNR), conducted a semi-virtual technology demonstration of the TRX NEON® Personnel Location Tracker in Grand Central Terminal (GCT). The TRX NEON Personnel Tracker can provide location data that could complement data provided by mobile environmental sensors, enabling the accurate mapping of survey results to specific locations throughout GCT. NUSTL, in conjunction with MNR, facilitated a demonstration of the technology to determine its feasibility in supporting an emergency preparedness environmental survey.
DHS S&T released a RFI seeking effective respiratory protection for wildland firefighters to be considered for inclusion in a market survey being conducted by S&T’s NUSTL in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.