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Data Sources

Instrument Data


Sensor Networks/Gateways

RAIDER collects data from individual CBR instruments in real time using proprietary or built-in wireless telemetry devices. Data is collected for immediate real-time display as well as stored for later viewing or forensic analysis. All this activity happens in near real-time, so timely information is always available at the local incident site as well as at remote locations.

Portable instruments may be moving about constantly so their location in relation to a source of contamination or radiation is important. Data collected from Instrument data sources include GIS location coordinates whenever available. Location of data session markers can be continuously tracked on dynamic web page displays.

Sensor measurements can be viewed on charts that are dynamically updated on the viewer's browser screen and include strong indications of instrument alarm conditions.

Alarm conditions may be packaged, along with other incident information, such as geographic location and local weather in an industry standard CAP protocol message. The message can be sent out as an alert or made available for download by data sharing connections

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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.