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Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things (IoT) Extension Engineering Report


The Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Internet of Things (IoT) Pilot established the following objectives:

  • Apply Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) principles and practices for collaborative development to existing standards and technology in order to prototype an IoT approach to sensor use for incident management.
  • Employ an agile methodology for collaborative development of system designs, specifications, software and hardware components of an IoT-inspired IMIS sensor capability.
  • Development of profiles and extensions of existing Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) and other distributed computing standards to provide a basis for future IMIS sensor and observation interoperability.
  • Prototype capabilities documented in engineering reports and demonstrated in a realistic incident management scenario.
  • These principles continued through the IoT Pilot Extension, with additional objectives of:
  • Integration into the existing Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Apex development program process as part of Spiral 1.
  • Steps to begin the integration of existing incident management infrastructure, e.g., pulling in National Institute of Emergency Management (NIEM) message feeds.
  • Demonstration and experimentation in a ‘realistic’ incident environment using two physically separate sites–an incident site within an active first responder training facility (Fairfax County Lorton site), and a command center (DHS S&T Vermont Avenue facility).

The initial Pilot activity has been documented in three OGC public engineering reports. This present report describes and documents the additional activities and innovations undertaken in the Extension.

Attachment Ext. Size Date
Internet of Things (IoT) Extension Engineering Report (2016) PDF 1.95 MB 10/03/2016
Last Updated: 01/12/2023
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