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Data Sources

Instrument Data
(Chemical, Biological, Radiological)
Collects and makes available for display data from instruments carried on the E.R. (e.g. Hazmat) vehicle.

AVL Mapping
Automated Vehicle Locator (GPS)
Provides current location of vehicle on map based display. Includes satellite imagery of surrounding terrain and a bird's eye view of buildings at the incident site.

Weather Conditions
(Weather Data)
Provides meteorological data from vehicle's weather station (where available). Allows off-site personnel to model dispersal patterns of hazardous substances.

Local Video
(streaming audo-video monitoring)
Audio/video streams provide greater insight into the activity at an incident site. The video stream may be broadcast to several simultaneous viewers.

Voice Channel
(Voice over IP protocol)
Voice over IP comunnications provide a convenient backup to existing radio channels. A secure point-to-point voice communication channel can be established between the vehicle and a pre-qualified remote location. This connection is not subject to the same distance or terrain limitations that radio links are.

Resource Database
Selected portions of the NIMS/IRIS database that can be used to identify and track the assets associated with an ER (e.g.Hazmat) team during an incident

Our Partners 

RAIDER data sources consist of a variety of hardware such as instruments, GPS transmitters, audio and video equipment.  We work closely with our partners to develop  intermediate software that connects to the data source and processes the incoming data streams  for display and storage.


The RAIDER computer can work stand-alone or be integrated into the vehicle's local network.  A cellular data modem provides connectivity for data sharing if none is provided by the vehicle.  This option works well in most metropolitan areas and can be augmented with a satellite data link in regions of poor coverage. 

RAIDER is an open ended platform that will continue to adapt to technological developments in the fields of wireless sensing devices, sensor networks and Internet protocols for data communications.