Using the Power of Modeling & Simulation for First Responder Training, Emergency Response Preparedness, and Critical Infrastructure Protection
The homeland security, emergency response, and public safety communities face challenges similar to those dealt with in the military domain--they need to plan and train. But large scale live simulations are simply too disruptive to be conducted with regularity. Catastrophic emergencies require coordination of local and state public safety personnel, emergency management personnel, National Guard, and possibly regular military. Interoperability is a major problem.
On a basic level, simulations require generic urban terrains with multi-story interior models, transportation infrastructure such as subways and airports, and the ability to simulate crowd behaviors and traffic. They may require terrains for specific urban areas or transportation infrastructure. Given the role of ubiquitous communications in the public sector, the ability to simulate communications networks (land-line, cell, data) and disruptions in them may also be important. For specialized emergency response training, the ability to simulate chemical, biological, and radiological dispersion may also be necessary.
The need for simulation and training in this domain is self evident. The budgetary constraints are daunting for many agencies. The cost-effective solutions that VT MÄK has developed for the defense community can provide immediate benefits to homeland security, emergency response, and public safety agencies.
- First Responder Training
- Emergency Response Planning
- Perimeter Monitoring/Security
- Human Behavior Studies
MÄK can help you use simulation systems to keep your homeland secure. We can help you:
- Link simulation components into simulation systems, or connect systems into world-wide interoperable distributed simulation networks.
- Build and Populate 3D simulation environments (a.k.a. virtual worlds), from vehicle or building interiors to urban terrain areas, to the whole planet.
- Simulate the mobility, dynamics and behavior of people and vehicles; from individual role players to large scale simulations involving 10’s of thousands of entities.
- Visualize the simulation to understand analytical results or participate in immersive experiences.